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


Alyssa Burlingame

Editor-in-Chief - ZU Magazine

Alyssa is a senior double major in journalism and political science at APU. She is a former editorial intern for the Center for Public Justice in Washington D.C., and a current editorial intern for the Office of University Relations at APU. She enjoys writing, journaling, iced coffee, and being with family and friends.


Micaela Ricaforte

News Editor - ZU News

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


Michael A.

Producer - ZU TV

Michael A is a young 25 year old innovative mind that loves films, politics, Star Wars, and Christ. He is the host of his own Youtube Channel, The Official Black Mic, with 20k subscribers as an independent journalist. You can find more of Michaels work here:


Anthony Gex

Contributor - ZU Media

Bio coming soon...


Channing Reid

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


Jonah Minnihan

Opinion Editor - ZU News

Jonah is a senior journalism major and hopes to be a music journalist someday. He is from Sycamore, IL and thinks that the Midwest is the best place on earth. He likes going to concerts, hiking, and drinking good coffee.


Anna Savchenko

Lifestyle Editor - ZU News

Anna is a junior journalism major and English minor. In addition to writing, she is a member of APU's women's tennis team.

Brendan Fretwell

Assistant Sports & Opinion Editor

Brendan is a sophomore sports journalism major with a minor in communications studies. Beyond writing for ZU Media, he is also a lead contributor for and hosts a weekly podcast on iTunes called "Dry Ice".

Cole Brouwer

Sports Editor - ZU News

Cole is a Sophomore at APU, majoring in journalism and minoring in public relations. He is an avid sports fan, and his favorite teams are the San Jose Earthquakes, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Chargers. Don't worry, he is aware that none of those teams have any connection whatsoever. Although he was born and raised in the country, he cannot stand country music, and much prefers hard rock music. With a dry sense of humor and firmly-held opinions that have little to no factual foundation, he is always ready for a heated debate about almost anything in the world of sports.


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.


Michaela Steiner

Managing Editor - ZU Magazine

Michaela is a senior global studies major pursuing a minor in journalism at APU. Born in sunny San Diego, she hopes to travel as much as possible to learn the stories of all she encounters. She is passionate about people and hopes to find a way to one day bridge ministry and writing to amplify the voices of those less often heard.


Ruby McAuliffe

Copy Editor - ZU News

Ruby McAuliffe is a sophomore journalism major and public relations minor at APU. She enjoys playing the guitar, going to concerts and traveling. Ruby hopes to live in New York City one day because of its fast-paced, inspiring atmosphere.


Sterling Bennett

GM/Sports Director - ZU Radio

Major: Sports Journalism Year: Senior Home: NorCal (Pittsburg, California) Creator of BushLeagueSports ( Favorite Sports Teams: SF Giants/49ers and Chicago Bulls


Charissa Enns

Copy Editor - ZU Magazine

Bio coming soon...