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Meet the 2023-24 Editors

Emmy Martin

Editor-in-Chief 

Emmy Martin is the 2023-24 editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel.

Emmy Martin is a junior from Wake Forest, N.C. She is pursuing a B.A. in journalism and a B.S. in information science. She has been with The Daily Tar Heel since her first semester at UNC, where she began as a reporter on the city & state desk. Since then, she has worked as a city & state senior writer, assistant editor, desk editor and summer managing editor. She has also worked at The Dallas Morning News as a multiplatform editing intern. Emmy spends her free time in coffee shops and antique stores.

Email Emmy@emmymrtin

Caitlyn Yaede

Print Managing Editor

Caitlyn Yaede is the 2023-24 print managing editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Caitlyn Yaede is a public policy master's student from Mooresville, N.C., with a concentration in public health. She has been with The Daily Tar Heel since her sophomore year at UNC, where she began as an opinion writer. Since then, she has worked as opinion editor and summer editor. She has worked with WUNC, the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media and Triangle Media Partners.

Email Caitlyn | @caitlyn_yaede

Adrian Tillman

Online Managing Editor

Adrian Tillman is the 2023-24 online managing editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Adrian Tillman is a senior from Durham, N.C., pursuing a journalism major. He joined The Daily Tar Heel his sophomore year at UNC as a staffer on the DTH's copy desk. Since then, he has worked at the paper as an assistant copy editor, a member of the 2022-23 copy board and summer photo editor. In his free time, he makes music, takes photographs, raps with student group UNC Cypher and shares some red-hot takes about sports and hip-hop.

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Walker Livingston

Enterprise Managing Editor

Walker Livingston is a sophomore pursuing a double major in journalism and media and African studies with a minor in data science. She is from Chapel Hill, N.C. She has previously worked as an assistant city & state editor, summer city & state editor and senior writer.

Email Walker | @wslivingston_

Carson Elm-Picard

Multimedia Managing Editor

Carson Elm-Picard is the 2023-24 multimedia managing editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Carson Elm-Picard is a senior from Denver, Colo. studying journalism and political science. He has been at The Daily Tar Heel since his first semester at UNC, where he started as a design staffer. He has served as the design editor for two years. He has also interned at Innovant Public Relations, The Looma Project and Helium Agency.

Email Carson | @carsonelmpicard


Makayla Key

DEI Coordinator 

Makayla Key is the 2023-24 DEI coordinator of The Daily Tar Heel.

Makayla Key is a senior from Greensboro, N.C. She is pursuing a major in sociology and a double minor in education and women’s and gender studies. She started working at The Daily Tar Heel during her first year as a photographer until moving into her new position as DEI Coordinator in fall 2023. She is also a devoted member of and chapter president for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Pi Chapter. In her spare time, Makayla loves reading Black romance novels and binge-watching crime shows.

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Lauren Rhodes

University Editor

Lauren Rhodes is a sophomore from High Point, N.C. studying journalism and political science with a minor in politics, philosophy and economics. She has been at The Daily Tar Heel since her first semester at UNC, where she began as a University writer. She has served as assistant University editor and as a writer. 

Email Lauren | @l_rhodsie

Ethan E. Horton

City & State Editor

Ethan E. Horton is the 2023-24 city & state editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Ethan E. Horton is a senior from Knightdale, N.C. He is pursuing a double major in journalism and political science with a minor in history. He has been with The Daily Tar Heel since his second year at UNC, where he began as a reporter on the city & state desk. Since then, he has worked as a city & state senior writer, assistant editor and summer managing editor. Ethan once accidentally hit and killed a turkey vulture while driving well over the speed limit on a backroad, he enjoys office karaoke a little too much and he can name every country on a blank map.

Email Ethan@ethanehorton1

Shelby Swanson

 Sports Editor

Shelby Swanson is the 2023-24 sports editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Shelby Swanson is a junior from Durham, N.C. pursuing a double major in media and journalism and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She has previously served as an assistant sports editor and senior writer.

Email Shelby@shelbymswanson

Eliza Benbow

Lifestyle Editor

Eliza Benbow is the 2023-24 lifestyle editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Eliza Benbow is a junior from Greensboro, N.C. She is studying journalism and creative writing. Eliza joined The Daily Tar Heel as a city & state writer in the spring of her first year at UNC and has since worked as a senior writer for the city & state desk and as the summer university desk editor. Outside of The DTH, she has interned for UNC Press and copyedited for Coulture Magazine.

Email Eliza@eliza_benbow

Laney Crawley

Opinion Editor

Laney Crawley is a sophomore from Rockville, Md. She is studying journalism and political science. Laney joined The Daily Tar Heel as a city & state writer during her first year at UNC. She previously worked as assistant opinion editor. 

Email Laney | @DELCRAWL

Kennedy Cox

Photo Editor

Kennedy Cox is the 2023-24 photo editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Kennedy Cox is a senior political science major from Cornelius, N.C. She joined the Daily Tar Heel during her sophomore year as a photographer and served as co-photo editor during her junior year. When she is not behind the camera, Kennedy loves singing, the color blue, playing guitar, spending time in or on the water, her miniature schnauzer and long walks on the beach. She also writes for the opinion desk from time to time.

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Lara Crochik

Sports Photo Editor

Lara Crochik is a senior pursuing a double major in global studies and political science, with a minor in daata science. She has previously served as assistant sports photo editor and photographer.

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McKenzie Bulris

Audio & Video Co-Editor

McKenzie Bulris is the 2023-24 audio & video co-editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

McKenzie Bulris is a junior from Jacksonville, N.C. He is studying journalism and public policy. He joined The Daily Tar Heel his sophomore year as a staffer on The DTH's video desk, and since then he has served as video editor. Outside of the newsroom, McKenzie is a member of the Marching Tar Heels and a program assistant at BeAM at UNC.

Email McKenzie | @mackattack910

Natalie Bradin

Audio & Video Co-Editor

Natalie Bradin is a junior from Cary, N.C. She is majoring in journalism with minors in Spanish and studio art. She has worked on the audio-visual desk as an audio reporter since her sophomore year and has written for the University desk over the summer. She also works as a communications intern for Duke Graduate School. In her free time, Natalie enjoys studying at coffee shops and caring for her two cats.

Email Natalie | @nataliebradin

Olivia Goodson

Design Editor 

Olivia Goodson is the 2023-24 design editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Olivia Goodson is a junior from Gastonia, N.C. She is pursing a major in advertising and public relations. Olivia began working with The Daily Tar Heel in September 2022 as a design staffer. During summer 2023, she completed the Global Tech Experience and an internship in digital marketing with individuals from all around the world, while also working as a DTH design staffer. If Olivia had to pick an actress to watch for the rest of her life, it would be Anna Kendrick because she is in the Pitch Perfect trilogy, the Twilight Saga and the Trolls movies.

Email Olivia | @goodsonolivia_

Alli Pardue

Audience Engagement Editor

Alli Pardue is the 2023-24 audience engagement editor of The Daily Tar Heel.

Alli Pardue is a sophomore from Yadkinville, N.C. She is pursuing a major in media and journalism and a minor in Spanish for the professions. Alli started working at The Daily Tar Heel during her first fall at UNC as an audience engagement staffer, and she later became the desk's assistant editor and summer editor. Alli is a theater kid turned journalism lover who once played the half-man/half-goat Grover Underwood in "The Lightning Thief: A Percy Jackson Musical."

Email Alli | @allipardont

Sarah Wooster

Data Co-Editor

Sarah Wooster is a senior pursuing a double major in statistics and information science with a minor in data science. Sarah has previously worked as assistant data editor.

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Kate Bailey

Data Co-Editor

Kate Bailey is a sophomore pursuing a double major in computer science and philosophy. Sarah has previously served as a staffer on the data and copy desks.

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Emma Geis

Copy Chief

Emma Geis is the 2023-24 copy chief of The Daily Tar Heel.

Emma Geis is a fifth-year journalism and African, African American, and diaspora studies double major from Charlotte, N.C. She has been with The Daily Tar Heel since her first year at UNC, when she began as a copy staffer. Since then, she's worked as an assistant copy editor, a copy board member and summer copy chief. During summer 2023, Emma worked with the copy leadership team and editor-in-chief to revamp the existing 2019 DTH style guide.

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Emily Chambliss

Deputy Copy Chief

Emily Chambliss is a sophomore pursuing a major in journalism with minors in philosophy, politics, and economics, and sustainability studies. She has previously served as a copy assistant editor and a staffer on the copy and university desks.

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