Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Daily Tar Heel Media Corporation is a student-majority board composed of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and community members. The Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Tar Heel serve as ex officio members of the board.
Matt Queen, President
Committee: Executive (Chair)
Matt is from Asheboro, NC. He is a class of 2019 Morehead-Cain Scholar who joined the Board in January 2017. Matt studies Economics and Political Science, and he is particularly interested in social inequities within the framework of criminal justice. He is an active advocate at the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), a nonprofit devoted to empowering community members struggling with or affected by homelessness. Additionally, Matt serves on the worship team for UNC’s Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) campus ministry organization.
Katherine Whyte, Vice President
Committees: Governance, Finance, Executive
Katherine is a sophomore from New York, NY. She is studying computer science and pre-business studies.
Colin Russell, Treasurer
Committees: Finance (Chair), Fundraising, Executive
Colin is a senior from Raleigh, NC. He is double majoring in Political Science and Business Administration with a concentration in Consulting. In addition to his position on the Board of Directors, Colin serves as the president of the UNC Chapter of Sigma Nu and has previously served as a representative to UNC Student Congress and as treasurer of the UNC College Republicans. This past summer, he interned with a government relations consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
Committees: Governance (Chair), Finance
Andrew is a Robertson Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, where he is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Policy Journalism and Media Studies. Andrew co-founded the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team in 2012 as a junior in high school. In this capacity, Andrew helped launch and lead a number of projects to amplify and elevate students as partners in improving Kentucky schools. He has assisted a wide range of organizations in engaging students including the White House, The Hewlett Foundation, Google, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Volley Education and South By SouthWest Education.
Committees: Finance, Fundraising
Andrew is the Editor-in-Chief of Charlotte Agenda, ultimately responsible for all content at a rapidly growing digital news company. He joined the Agenda after five years in newspapers, at The Charlotte Observer and the StarNews in Wilmington, NC. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Tar Heel in the 2009-10 school year.
Betsy O’Donovan, Executive Director
Committees: Human Resources (Chair), Governance
Elizabeth is a junior from Atlanta, GA. She is majoring in Peace, War and Defense while minoring in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. Outside of her Board membership, Elizabeth is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, Pi Beta Phi, and is involved with student government. Elizabeth has a longstanding interest in journalism, previously serving as editor for her high school paper and interning for an international media outlet.
Committee: Human Resources
Ryan is an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism and director of the Reese News Lab. Before joining the faculty at UNC in 2007 he worked at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly and U.S. News in digital newsroom leadership roles. He received his undergraduate degree from UNC in 1997, and was State & National, City and Editorial Page editor of The Daily Tar Heel before starting the nation's first student-run online-only publication, which was called The Fifth Estate. He has a master's degree in political management from The George Washington University.
Tyler Fleming, Editor-in-Chief