The Trumpet

2021-2022 Staff

Annalise Murphy
Editor-in-Chief

Annalise Murphy

Annalise Murphy, of New Cumberland, W. Va., is a junior at West Liberty University and double majors in journalism and criminal justice. Murphy has volunteered as an online editor and contributing writer for The Trumpet during t...

Creed Kidney
Online editor

Creed Kidney

Creed Kidney, of Glen Dale, W.Va., is a sophomore at West Liberty University and is pursuing a dual degree in illustration and creative arts therapy. He is the online editor for The Trumpet and will be fulfilling this role fo...

Brianna Hamon
Assistant Editor intern (Spring 2022)

Brianna Hamon

Brianna Hamon, the assistant editor of The Trumpet, is a junior at West Liberty University with a major in public relations and a minor in journalism. In the past, Hamon has served as the news editor of The Trumpet and a writer for...

Olivia Romick
News Editor Intern (Spring 2022)

Olivia Romick

Olivia Romick is a junior at West Liberty University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in history. She is a contributing writer for The Trumpet and will serve as a news editor intern this semester for the u...

Kenley George
Culture Editor Intern (Spring 2022)

Kenley George

Kenley George is currently a senior at West Liberty University. She is pursuing a degree in public relations and a minor in journalism. George completed an internship with The Walt Disney Company in 2019 working as a Guest Flow...

Hanna Perry
Opinion Editor Intern (Spring 2022)

Hanna Perry

Hanna Perry is a senior at West Liberty University where she is completing her final semester as a journalism major and photography minor. Perry is interning as the opinion editor of The Trumpet. Perry is also working as an int...

Mark Donnelly
Sports Writer

Mark Donnelly

Mark Donnelly is a WLU sophomore from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is double majoring in accounting and sports management with a minor in finance. Donnelly is captain of WLU's men’s soccer team and has been named to the MEC A...

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Sports Writer

Maxwell Fiedorczyk

Maxwell Fiedorczyk is currently a senior at West Liberty University. A native from Weirton, W.Va., Fiedorczyk serves as the sports writer for The Trumpet. Fiedorczyk focuses his studies by majoring in sport management and holds s...

Samantha Bell
Staff Writer

Samantha Bell

Samantha Bell is a freshman at West Liberty University with a major in secondary English education. This will be Bells’ first year on The Trumpet as a staff writer. When Bell is not working or studying for her classes, she e...

Michael Antley
Staff Writer

Michael Antley

Michael Antley is a freshman at West Liberty University studying public relations and business administration. While pursuing his degrees, he also works as a realtor with his fiancé in Pittsburgh, Pa. but is a Wheeling native. H...

Haley Blakemore
Graphic Designer/Photographer

Haley Blakemore

Haley Blakemore is a junior at West Liberty University. She is majoring in English Literature and minoring in journalism. She served as a contributing writer for “Newsline 14,” a student broadcasting TV show, and The Trumpet....

Kaitlynn Wheeler
Videographer/Staff Writer

Kaitlynn Wheeler

Kaitlynn Wheeler is a senior at West Liberty University majoring in broadcasting. She works for WLU's marketing department as a voice actress. Wheeler also works for Topper Station as a camera operator, but her primary position involv...

Lacey Deem
Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Lacey Deem

Lacey Deem is currently a junior at West Liberty University, where she is pursuing a degree in visual communication design. This will be her first year working as The Trumpet's graphic designer/illustrator. When she's not in class, you ca...

Dr. Danielle Mehlman-Brightwell
Director

Dr. Danielle Mehlman-Brightwell

Dr. Danielle Mehlman-Brightwell serves as the director of The Trumpet and is an assistant professor of communication in the department of media and visual arts. She has a B.A. in English and Professional Communication from Wheeling Jes...

Faith Hayes
Culture Editor Intern (Fall 2021)

Faith Hayes

Faith Hayes is in her third and final year at West Liberty University. She is majoring in Environmental Stewardship and minoring in Journalism. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in ecological conservation or sust...

Ross Salvatori
Sports Editor Intern (Fall 2021)

Ross Salvatori

Ross Salvatori is a senior at West Liberty University double majoring in Integrated Communication Studies and Advertising with a minor in Journalism. While pursuing two degrees, he is also a member of the West Liberty baseball te...

Kailey Carpino
Opinion Editor Intern (Fall 2021)

Kailey Carpino

Kailey Carpino is a junior at West Liberty University with a major in journalism and a minor in psychology. She has been a contributing writer for West Liberty University’s “Newsline 14” and a contributing writer for the u...

Samantha Snyder
Graphic Designer/Illustrator(Fall 2021)

Samantha Snyder

Samantha Snyder is currently a senior at West Liberty University. She is majoring in visual communication design as well as minoring in advertising communications. Some of her hobbies include reading, music production and character ...

Joshua Spratt
Sports Editor Intern (Spring 2022)

Joshua Spratt

Joshua Spratt is a senior at West Liberty University where he majors in broadcasting and minors in journalism. He is currently in his final semester at WLU. Spratt is serving as the sports editor intern for The Trumpet this spr...

Anna Johnston
News/Sports Writer

Anna Johnston

Anna Johnston, of Linlithgow, Scotland, is a senior at West Liberty University where she is double majoring in political science and sociology with minors in journalism and history. Johnston has been a member of the Trumpet te...

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