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.


Ruby McAuliffe

Managing Editor - ZU Magazine

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.


Anthony Gex

Contributor - ZU Media

Bio coming soon...


Channing Reid

Executive 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


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

Sports Editor - ZU News

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 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.


Charissa Enns

Copy Editor - ZU Magazine

Bio coming soon...