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Meet the Broadcasting and Performance Team

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Karli Sutton

 Karli Sutton is a graduate student at MTSU in media and communications. After graduation, she plans to pursue producing and graphic design for broadcast news and would like to travel to do so. She has an affinity for the arts and all things creative, striving to put that sense of creativity and fun into everything she does. Aside from her academics and love for journalism, Karli enjoys spending quality time with her closest friends and practicing her makeup skills for stage and film; special effects included. 


Mary-Beth Mangrum

Kayla Walker is a Multimedia Journalist at MTSU.  She is currently a senior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Public Relations. She has anchored for MT10 News and written sports stories for Middle Tennessee News. Throughout her education at MTSU, she has had the opportunity to learn how to interview, write scripts, and control a teleprompter. Kayla is from Detroit, Michigan and what she values most is experiences. She believes being able to experience every opportunity presented to her will continue to help her grow and obtain skills each day.

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Kira Fullington

Adam Garrett is a senior English major from Fairview, Tennessee. As a child, he developed a love for fantastical stories that grew into a passion for films, novels, games, and more. In school he joined the band as a tuba player, and it was here where he began to find his confidence. With a natural talent for literature and a blossoming enjoyment of performance arts, Adam wants to become a voice actor so that he can bring smiles to the faces of those who love a good story.



Tayla Tunstall

Hi my name is Tori Wilkes. I am Junior here at Middle Tennessee State University. I enrolled here in 2018 and I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Types things I am interested in is singing and talking. I have been singing since I was 4 years old. Singing is one of my great passions but, I realized I like to talk since I made that transformation from high school to college. Types of hobbies I enjoy is hanging out with my friends, going to church, spending time with my boyfriend, working, and self-care time for me. I really just don’t get into the hype and stay to myself. Start of this new year, I found out that I will become a mom in September


Matthew Hayden

Alex White is currently enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University, majoring in Theatre with a focus on acting. He hopes to one day be able to act in both film and television, as well as onstage. He has appeared in a wide variety of theatrical productions across the Middle Tennessee area, including "James and the Giant Peach", "Sweat", and "The Odd Couple". Alex has what he refers to as an "obsession" with film and television, starting from a very early age, growing up in Decatur, Alabama. He hopes this "obsession" will lead him into a fulfilling career down the road. 

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Ryan Martinolich

Ryann Kieu is a multimedia journalist who has worked with print journalism, broadcast media, and television production. She is currently a junior at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Journalism with a minor in Media Management. Ryann has worked with many on-campus groups such as Sidelines, Middle Tennessee News, and Blue Raider Television. She is currently co-producing a music-based student run television show called “The Wave” that is affiliated with Blue Raider Television. Ryann is from Chattanooga, Tennessee and enjoys going home to visit her family, reading, and listening to music in her free time.


Jonathan Helwig

Cheyana is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Journalism and minoring in Political Science. Since early years of high school, her passion has been sharing stories through video and film. From the spring of 2019-2020 she acted as an assignment manager, anchor, and producer for Middle Tennessee News. It taught her so many lessons, in journalism and in her own personal life such as organization, conflict management, and communication skills. She also works as a freelance videographer and photographer. In the summer of 2020, she served as the videographer for a local judicial campaign. Through her experiences she has learned the importance of networking and forming relationships with her fellow professors as well.


Grant Langston

Haley Perkins is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University with a major in journalism and a minor in marketing. She has been telling stories through video since she was in high school, where she produced many hype videos for her schools football team. She works as a social media and digital content producer for Middle Tennessee News. Haley is passionate about telling stories and finding new ways to tell them. When she isn’t telling stories, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. In the future, she hopes to continue telling stories though different forms of media.


Trey Godsey

Jackson Cates is earning his degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He grew up in Franklin TN. From a young age he had a passion for telling stories. With his passion for telling stories and his writing skills, he decided to pursue a career in journalism. He aims to tell any and every type of story, be it in written, radio or broadcast television form. He dreams one day of becoming a best-selling author. 

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