Ben Luschen, 22 Ben is a journalism senior who is also working toward a minor in creative studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper, The Vista, and is returning to The Oklahoman for his second summer internship. He loves the idea of playing golf, but is terrible at the game. Ben is working on the copy desk this summer.
Carmen Forman, 21 Carmen is a Sooner-born, Sooner-bred Norman native studying online journalism at the University of Oklahoma. She was a breaking news intern last summer and has been a life and arts editor, managing editor and news reporter at The Oklahoma Daily. In the fall, she will work at The Daily as a special projects editor. She also has been an intern for The Gazette and a managing editor for OU Storm Crowd. Carmen is working on the Local desk this summer.
Kyle Hinchey, 21 Kyle is a multimedia journalism senior at Oklahoma State University. He is managing editor for OSU's The Daily O'Collegian and previously served as an investigative reporter for the paper. Kyle will be working on the Local desk.
Sarah Hussain, 23 Sarah is a junior at The University of Central Oklahoma, where she majors in professional media. She previously was editor-in-chief for The Pioneer at Oklahoma City Community College. She has been an intern with The Oklahoman on the metro desk for two semesters. Sarah enjoys the outdoors and playing with her dogs — Bernie, a Beagle mix and Lima, a Border Collie mix. Sarah is working on the metro desk this summer.
Christopher James, 29 Chris is a journalism major at Oklahoma City Community College and has been working at the college’s newspaper, The Pioneer, for more than a year. His duties have included producing podcasts, shooting and editing photos and video, and writing news stories, features, editorials and reviews. He has won multiple photography awards from the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association and Oklahoma's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is also the father of a 7-year-old daughter with special needs. Chris is working in the video studio this summer.
Joey Stipek, 32 Joey is a film and media studies senior at the University of Oklahoma and has worked at The Oklahoma Daily as a reporter and online editor. He also has been an intern for Oklahoma Watch and The Oklahoman. Joey is working as an online editor for NewsOK this summer.
Rhiannon Walker, 20 Rhiannon is a sports broadcast junior at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has interned at USA Today and the Baltimore Sun. She worked at The Diamondback, Maryland's independent, student-run newspaper for eight months and Lacrosse Magazine last spring. She is one of the six founders and the sports chairwoman of Maryland's new Web publication, "Stories Beneath the Shell." She is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and its student chapter, the Maryland Association of Black Journalists. She is working in sports this summer.
Hannah Covington, 21 Hannah is an English literature and Spanish senior at Oral Roberts University. She is the editor-in-chief of ORU’s newspaper, The Oracle. Truman Capote and John Steinbeck made her want to write. The heady chase of a good story keeps her writing. Hannah is working in breaking news this summer.
Rachael Cervenka, 21 Rachael recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. She has been an intern for the Oklahoma Gazette, writing news and feature stories primarily about Oklahoma City events, politics and people. Last summer, she also worked as an editorial intern at TulsaPeople magazine, reporting on Tulsa’s culture, people, dining and more. Rachael is secretary of the OU Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and a member of Alpha Phi sorority. Rachael will work on the Features desk this summer.
Kyle Schwab, 21 Kyle is a journalism major at the University of Central Oklahoma, working on minors in advertising and film studies. He is a staff photographer at UCO’s newspaper, The Vista. Previous journalism jobs have included contribution writing for The Vista. He enjoys writing, photography and movies. Kyle is working with the Local desk this summer.
Katelyn Kelly, 19 Katelyn is a senior studying multimedia journalism with an emphasis on multimedia news at Oklahoma State University. She graduated from Mustang High School in 2011. She has always had a passion for journalism and is eager to learn how things work at The Oklahoman, where she hopes to gain new experiences during her internship. She will work in custom publishing this summer.
Christopher Brannick, 27 Christopher recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma. Chris is from Crescent and is married with one daughter, Elle. He and his wife Cori have been married for five years. Chris graduated from Sallisaw High School. He also writes screenplays, short stories and other creative fiction. He is working in sports this summer.
K.T. King, 22 K.T. is a photojournalist at Oklahoma State University. When he isn't busy taking photos or writing cutlines, you can probably find him at home playing with his dog, Rhya, or searching the city for the best hamburger. K.T. served more than two years as photo editor of The Daily O'Collegian and has completed an internship at The Tulsa World. K.T. is working with the photography studio this summer
Aliki Dyer, 22 Alikie is a photojournalism senior at the University of Central Oklahoma and works as a photographer for The Vista. She became a photo bug at age 17 to help her family's newspaper and has covered various sporting events ranging from little league to the professional level. She loves Thunder basketball and anything caffeinated. She is working with the photography studio this summer.
Hillary McLain, 21 Hillary is an online journalism senior at the University of Oklahoma. She is formerly the online editor and news editor at The Oklahoma Daily. She is a native of Kingfisher. She is working on the business desk this summer.