Fall 2016

Cassidy Alexander

Reporter 

Cassidy Alexander is a junior studying journalism and graphic design. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the UNF Spinnaker, and in her spare time she is dog-watching or visiting art museums. When she graduates, Cassidy hopes to get a job that lets her combine her interests and experience in investigative reporting, publication design and web design.

Blake Allen

Producer

Blake Allen is a senior studying multimedia journalism. He is passionate about news, R&B music, and his BlackBerry smartphone.

He is originally from Jacksonville, but has also lived in Massachusetts and Arkansas. Moving around at a young age exposed him to many different lifestyles, and has provided him with plenty of stories and experiences.

One day he hopes to become a television news anchor or host of a television show.

Kristal  Alston

Reporter 

Kristal Alston is a student reporter at the University of North Florida. Her major is Multimedia Journalism. She developed a passion for photography, cinematography, and screen writing. Her dream is to write for an eclectic, particularly inspirational, magazine that will contain lifestyle, entertainment, fashion, and local news content.

Brooks Baptiste

Reporter 

Brooks Baptiste is a native of Jacksonville, FL and a senior at the University of North Florida. While working on his degree in communication with a focus in multimedia journalism, he is currently an Associate Producer for First Coast News WTLV/WJXX.

Nicklaus Blank

Social Media Producer

Nick Blank is a journalism major at the university of North Florida. he is an aspiring reporter who can bring a diversified set of investigative and multimedia skills to succeed in a fast-paced newsroom environment. He enjoys writing about sports and features.

Camille Cassella

Social Media Producer

Camille Cassella is a UNF student majoring in communication with a focus on journalism. She intends to use the writing and editing skills she’s developed in the journalism track and combine them with her love of reading. Her goal is to one day work in the field of publishing as a manuscript editor.

Reginald Durant

Reporter 

Jariss George

Reporter 

Jariss George is majoring in communication, where his particular track is in journalistic writing and production. His desired end goal would be to work for a major company as an online community manager and to possibly even be a public spokesperson for the company.

Raleigh Harbin

Reporter 

Raleigh Harbin is currently an undergraduate at the University of North Florida, studying communication with a track in multimedia journalism. Before transferring to UNF, he attended the University of Georgia until last fall. He’s the former Vice President of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at UGA, and during my time in Athens, he garnered fundamental journalism and leadership experience he will carry throughout his career.

Ryan Hutchins

Reporter 

Ryan Hutchins is a senior majoring in multimedia journalism. When he’s not reading, writing or doing schoolwork, Ryan enjoys spending days at Walt Disney World with his friends and family. He is also an avid sports fan. During the baseball season you can expect to see him at many Minor and Major League games across the Southeast.

He aspires to one day land his dream job of working in the Communications Department at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Mark Judson

Reporter 

Mark is a multimedia journalism student at the University of North Florida. He works for the campus media outlet, Spinnaker, and is a columnist for Folio Weekly and Void Magazine.

Outside of journalism, he is engaged in local politics and spends considerable time feeling disappointed in the Jacksonville Jaguars. After graduation he plans to pursue a career in investigative journalism, focusing on bringing transparency and accountability to corporate and governmental institutions.

Alex Lassen

Reporter 

Alex Lassen is a junior at The University of North Florida working on his degree in communication, majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in political science. He currently serves as Vice President of the ESPN3 club on campus, where he oversees students broadcast live sporting events. He was also the sports anchor for his college’s live morning news program, Spinnaker News. 

Patrick Lloyd

Reporter 

Patrick Lloyd is a multimedia journalism student at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. (Go Ospreys, or as we say…SWOOP!) He is also a full-time Associate Producer of Operations at First Coast News, NBC 12/ABC 25 WTLV/WJXX.

Kathryn Marsh

Reporter 

Kathryn Marsh is a Multimedia Journalism student at the University of North Florida.  Graduating in the Fall of 2016, she envisions her career as a reporter or anchor in any news, sports, or entertainment field. she is very passionate about television reporting, which is where she hopes her career will take her.

Ashley Miller

Social Media Producer

When college came around, Ashley Miller chose English as her major, and tacked on Communication with a focus in journalism. She has always enjoyed learning. She will graduate in December 2016 with a duel degree and a minor from the University of North Florida.

Tiziana Onstead

Reporter 

Tiziana Onstead is a senior studying multimedia journalism. She is a Jacksonville native with a Sicilian background who loves her city, family, and food.

As an aspiring reporter and future anchor, Tiziana wants to pursue a career locally but wouldn’t mind being ABC’s Robin Roberts co-anchor either.

Andre Roman

Reporter

Andre Roman is a junior at UNF, pursuing a degree in multimedia journalism. He has a passion for hip-hop music, and all things urban.

He hopes that one day he can fulfill his dream of becoming a professional hip-hop journalist in New York.

Spencer Rooney

Reporter 

Spencer Rooney is feverishly interested in journalism and photography. He is pursuing a career as a photo-journalist because of his passionate, and dedicated to the documentation, explanation, and visualization of the experiences this beautiful planet has to offer.

Kristian Ruhe’

Director/Production Supervisor

Kristian Ruhe’. Please! Love the bio tho. is currently working as a freelance reporter and volunteer in sports production; operating cameras, doing on-air work and studio operations. He is proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Premiere, as well as social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Snapchat.

Jamie Swann

Producer

Jamie Swann is a senior studying multimedia journalism. Jamie has spent that last 12 years making the city of Jacksonville her home.

After college, she hopes to merge her love of travel with her love of writing, sharing about her new experiences through a travel magazine or media outlet.