Nathan Foster

Editor-in-Chief - ZU News

Nate is a junior sports journalism and public relations major, with a minor in honors humanities. He is originally from Reno, Nevada, where most of his family still lives. He has several years of journalistic experience, including interning at Newsweek. Nate is passionate about storytelling and helping young journalists grow as writers. Nate's goal is to keep the APU community informed on all that's happening on and around campus. If you have any questions about a story or are interested in having an article written, please feel free to email Nate at


Micaela Ricaforte

Editor-in-Chief - ZU Magazine

Micaela is a junior double majoring in journalism and honors humanities. In addition to writing, she is passionate about storytelling through photography and design.


Jesse Friedman

GM & Sports Director - ZU Radio

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Jesse is a senior mathematics major and journalism minor. In addition to being a passionate math teacher and tutor, he's been hosting sports podcasts since the age of 14. Currently, he is the founder and owner of The Rattle, a team of writers that provide top-notch Arizona Diamondbacks analysis and podcasts without the paywall. Through his brand as a Diamondbacks analyst, he has appeared as a special guest on numerous podcasts and radio shows. Jesse plans to continue his career as a broadcaster and storyteller after graduating next May.


Channing Reid

Exec Producer/Reporter - ZU TV

Channing is earning a B.A in Journalism with a news & storytelling concentration. He is from Scottsdale, AZ and continues to spend some of his time there. Throughout his academic and freelance work, Channing has reporting, writing, and weather forecasting experience. In addition to his love for the news, Channing shares a deep interest in the arts. His hobbies include singing, acting, dancing, cooking, and hanging out with friends. Feel free to connect with Channing at


Ruby McAuliffe

Managing Editor - ZU Magazine

Ruby McAuliffe is a junior journalism major and public relations minor at APU. Whether she's writing a piece for the magazine or newspaper, reporting on current news, crafting a video package for television, or creating a podcast for a unique platform, it is all rooted in dedication and creativity. In addition to her love of storytelling, she has a passion for advocacy and enjoys playing the guitar, going to concerts and traveling. Feel free to reach Ruby at


Carli Ricker

Producer - ZU TV

Carli is currently a senior sports journalism major and public relations minor. She’s a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan and loves hockey for someone who can’t really skate. Her goal before graduation is to find the best burrito place in California.


Anna Savchenko

Lifestyle Editor - ZU News

Anna is a senior journalism major and English minor. In addition to her passion for writing, she is a member of APU's women's tennis team. Anna moved to the U.S. from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus to complete her undergraduate studies at the age of 17. Although she was born and raised on the island, her parents are originally from Kiev, Ukraine. Anna has several years of journalistic experience, including interning for Capital TV in Cyprus.


Brendan Fretwell

Sports Editor - ZU News

Brendan is a junior double majoring in sports journalism and communications studies. Beyond writing for ZU Media, he is also a lead contributor for and hosts a weekly NHL podcast on SoundCloud and iTunes called Dry Ice.


Candelario Plascencia

Asst GM - ZU Radio

Candelario (or Candy) Plascencia is a sophomore majoring in journalism with a minor in public relations. He is from Indio, California. With a passion for reporting, he one day hopes to write for a gaming magazine. He likes exploring donut shops, drinking boba, and watching Hulu.


Jasmine Campos

Opinion Editor - ZU News

I am currently pursuing a triple major in Political Science, Journalism, and Honors Humanities at Azusa Pacific University. I hope to attend law school, preferably Harvard, to become a prosecutor and then hopefully make it to Congress. I dream of having the ability to propose legislation that will change the world and the way people are viewed in the world. Change, I believe, starts with one person; I aspire to be that person. I love the little things in life such as listening to music, relaxing on the beach or at the mall, and small weekend getaways with family or friends. Any time I get a free moment you can find me catching up on the latest political news or binge watching Friends.


Jordan Green

Assistant Sports Editor