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

Email: president@dailytarheel.com

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

Email: vp@dailytarheel.com

Committees: Governance, Finance, Executive

Katherine is a sophomore from New York, NY. She is studying computer science and pre-business studies. 


John Hess, Treasurer

Email: treasurer@dailytarheel.com

Committees: Finance (Chair)

John is a senior from Smithfield, NC, majoring in History and Political Science.  He studies modern diplomatic relations and related practical applications for the present-day policies of the European Union. In 2017 John was on study abroad in Germany and South Africa, and has completed internships with the U.S. Department of State and Lawyers for Human Rights in Cape Town. 

In addition to his Board membership, John serves UNC as a Vice Chair of the Undergraduate Honor Court and the Chapel Hill community as a Senior Advocate at the Community Empowerment Fund.  Prior to joining the DTH, John was a member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of CEF.


Andrew Brennen

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. 


Andrew Dunn

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.


Erica Perel, General Manager

Email: erica@dailytarheel.com


Elizabeth Ray

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.


Anamay Viswanathan

Committees: Fundraising (Chair)

Anamay is from London, England. He studies Political Science and Neuroscience, with the hope of better understanding how people think. Anamay also serves as Senior Adviser on the Student Advisory Board of UNC’s Institute of Politics. He is a class of 2019 Morehead-Cain Scholar.


Tyler Fleming, Editor-in-Chief

Email: editor@dailytarheel.com


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