Meet the Editors

Editor-in-Chief, Victoria McGivern

Hi! My name is Victoria McGivern and I’m a senior English and journalism major here at Rowan University. I joined The Whit because I am a passionate storyteller. After I graduate, I plan on attending graduate school to become a professor specializing in English composition. I love to read, garden, hike, and spend time with loved ones.

Managing Editor, Abigail Twiford

My name is Abigail Twiford and I am a journalism major. I am a junior and the managing editor of The Whit. I hope to one day become an investigative reporter. Outside of my journalism courses and managing the budget for The Whit, I enjoy reading, creative writing, watching YouTube, and spending time with my friends, family, and cats. I am incredibly excited about starting this new year.

Co-News Editor, Gianna Malgieri

My name’s Gianna Malgieri and this semester I am a Co-News Editor with Madison Miller. I’m a Sports communication and media (CaM) and journalism double major. This is my fifth and final semester with The Whit and I couldn’t have imagined the progress I’ve made and the connections I’ve fostered at the start of this journey. Outside of becoming a better journalist, I’ve been a better leader, friend, and mentor. I’m super excited to use this semester to write more articles alongside teaching others how to write in our forever-changing media landscape.

Co-News Editor, Madison Miller

My name is Madison Miller and I am so excited to be Co-News Editor of The Whit this year. I am a junior journalism major with a minor in entrepreneurship and a CUGS in Creative Writing and I hope to write about business or work for a magazine after I graduate. When I’m not working I love to spend time with friends, my dogs, and my family, do hot yoga, and eat good food. I joined The Whit to strengthen my journalism experience and I’m so excited for a fun and exciting year ahead!

Features Editor, Elena Laughton

My name’s El and I’m a senior journalism major with minors in French and communication. I joined The Whit last year as a staff writer to build up my experience and grow. Outside of The Whit, I’m the Top 40 Music Director at Rowan Radio and I love playing volleyball and spending time outdoors hiking and exploring nature. 

Opinion Editor, Sylent Lee Michaels

Hey, my name is Sylent Lee Michaels and I am a senior journalism major with a film minor. I’m so excited to be The Whit’s Opinion Editor. Journalism has always been a passion of mine and doing opinion journalism allows me to add my creativity to my work. I love painting, reading, and spending time with the people I care about when I’m not writing.

Arts & Entertainment Editor and Web Editor, Al Harmon

Hello, I’m Al, and I’m the Arts & Entertainment Editor for The Whit. I am a double major in political science and journalism and I have been writing for The Whit for over a year now with over forty articles written by me. My writings focus on music and opinion pieces and I am very passionate about gaining more experience. I love creative writing, reading, and concert photography.

Co-Sports Editor, Nick Rizzo

Hey everyone, my name is Nick Rizzo and I am a junior sports communication and media (CaM) major. I joined The Whit because I saw an opportunity to get involved around campus and take steps toward my dream of covering sports, and the experience has been nothing short of incredible. When I’m not watching sports in my free time, I like to hang out with friends, watch good movies, and go skiing.

Co-Sports Editor, Tyler Delpercio

My name is Tyler Delpercio and I am a junior sports communication and media (CaM) and journalism double major. I am an aspiring sports journalist to become a beat writer for a professional team one day. I joined The Whit to get experience in the field, which has paid off tremendously as I have covered many of the different athletic teams here at Rowan. Outside of school, I like to go to the gym, watch sports, and hang out with friends.

Multimedia Editor, Drew Peltzmen

As a senior in my second year as an editor for The Whit, I have been able to expand my skill set to areas I would have never imagined before joining. Having a structured student newspaper has provided me with multiple opportunities to grow my written and digital journalistic abilities as I believe both are crucial to a healthy future in the journalism industry. Having a team of dedicated editors and resilient writers to help me out at every turn has been a blessing that I hope to carry on to the next generation of The Whit staff.

Associate Multimedia Editor, Nick Wiley

My name is Nicholas Wiley and I am a junior sports communication and media (CaM) and marketing minor. I am an aspiring sports journalist to become a beat writer for a professional team one day no matter what the sport is. I currently am the best writer for Rowan women’s soccer. I joined The Whit so I could get hands-on experience writing about sports and editing videos. I like to run, hang out with friends, and watch TV outside of The Whit. 

Social Media Manager, Frankie Ryan

My name is Francesca Ryan and I am a junior sports communications and media (CaM) major with a minor in marketing. In the future, I would love to be a public relations representative for a professional sports team or Division One college. I joined The Whit to gain experience with different platforms such as InDesign and Photoshop, and to get reps with posting on social media. Outside of school, I play on the Rowan Women’s Soccer Team, watch sports, and hang out with my friends. 

Productions Editor, Michael Garrett

Hey, I am Mike Garrett and I’m a senior public relations major with a minor in both sociology and strategic communication. I work with The Whit as the production editor, which means I assist with all things related to our publication’s layout and design. I joined The Whit to grow my work experience and in my free time, I enjoy lifting, reading, and playing roundnet.

Graphics Editor, Julia Quennessen

Hey, I’m Julia Quennessen and I’m the Graphics Editor for The Whit. I’m a senior at Rowan studying studio arts with a concentration in graphic design. I make graphics for their articles and I want to design other merchandise for the newspaper as well.

Copy Desk Chief, Owen O’Brien

Hey there! My name is Owen O’Brien, and I’m a senior writing arts major with a minor in journalism and a concentration in creative writing. As Copy Desk Chief here at The Whit, I edit the articles and ensure the quality of the actual words on the page, as well as empower our staff to be better writers.

Copy Editor, Rianna Moses

Hi everyone! I’m Rianna and I’m a journalism major with a minor in communication studies. I joined The Whit because of the wide variety of opportunities it would get me and I happened to meet some great people along the way! I am such an adventurous person and love being outdoors with either a camera, my friends, or my dog.

Copy Editor, Bryant Lopez

Hello, I’m Bryant Lopez, Copy Editor for The Whit. I am a journalism major at Rowna and I joined the Whit because I wanted to get better at my skills as a journalist in a great environment. I have two pets, a dog named Maya and a rabbit named Malcolm.

Faculty Advisor, Nicholas Diulio

Professor DiUlio is a lecturer who focuses on teaching students how to craft innovative digital-first nonfiction storytelling and long-form narrative journalism. In addition to his role as lecturer, DiUlio is the former editor of South Jersey Magazine and an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of experience whose work has appeared in publications such as Philadelphia MagazineNew Jersey Monthly, and He teaches Digital Journalism I & II, Magazine Article Writing, Media Ethics, and News Media Literacy, a course he created in 2021 with Professor Emil Steiner.