Jamie is a senior journalism major at APU. She is a former social media consultant at Shoetopia, former intern reporter at International Business Times in New York City and has interviewed actresses from Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Greenleaf’ featured in Bronze Magazine’s digital issues. Jamie is expected to graduate in Dec., 2018 and enjoys tea, journaling, hiking and going to the movies.
Cynthia Arroyo is a senior journalism/English double major from Santa Barbara, California. She is a tea enthusiast, a lover of books and politics and she is interested in becoming a magazine editor after graduation.
Ciera is a senior journalism major from Las Vegas, NV. She loves to read, write and dream about her future. She hopes to one day help people write books by being an editor for a publishing company.
Toph Buzzard’s name is a story within itself. The Sacramento native goes by a nickname off of his middle name: Chris-TOPH-er.
Get it? Got it? Good.
Toph has recently stepped into the General Manager role for Zu Radio. This is also Toph’s third year running as the Sports Director, serving as the play-by-play broadcaster for nearly all APU sports. You might find him in his living rooting on his beloved Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics.
Buzzard has aspirations to become a play-by-play broadcast for a professional sports organization one day.
Nate is a sophomore journalism major with a concentration is sports, a dual major in honors humanities, and a minor in public relations. He was born in Beverly Hills but lived in Reno, Nevada for the last 14 years. He loves to play tennis, watch football, talk baseball, drive fast, and write about all sports. Contact Nathan if you have any more questions.
Steven is a producer for ZUTV, who is passionate about creating engaging investigative content through video and new media outlets. He also has a strong interest in utilizing cutting edge technology to tell stories. Chances are you will find him in a local coffee shop unless he is at home tweaking the settings on his 3D printer or spending time with his wife and cat.
Jenna is a junior art major from Upland, CA. Ever since she could hold a crayon, Jenna wanted to be an artist. Whether its painting, drawing, sculpture, fashion, or graphic design, Jenna is passionate about all art forms. She is pursuing a career as a graphic designer or an art therapist.
Meghan is a senior communication studies major and psychology minor at APU. She is from Alhambra, CA and has lived in soCal her whole life, except for the semester she spent roaming around Oxford and Europe. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys watching Netflix, listening to kpop, petting dogs, and not driving. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in digital/social media marketing for an entertainment or production company. Meghan is serving as the ZuNews copy-editor for the 2017 semester.
Michael Luso is a young 24 year old innovative mind that loves films, politics, Star Wars, and Christ. He is also an aspiring political commentator.
Alyssa is a senior double major in journalism and political science at APU. She has previously interned with the Center for Public Justice in Washington D.C. as an editorial intern. She enjoys writing, journaling, iced coffee, and being with family and friends.
Brandon is senior Journalism major at Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis in sports writing and broadcasting. He is from Glendora, California, and is a huge sports fan, sports memorabilia collector, and in his spare time, you can find him watching the big game. He has set his goals high, as he plans to pursue a career in this field and is excited for the future.
All that aside, Brandon is very positive and encouraging, enjoys having a good conversation, singing in his car, and playing football and video games with friends. You can usually find him on campus talking about football and playing old school hip-hop, R&B and soul music.
Brandon is currently serving as the 2017-2018 sports editor for Zu News. He served as the sports editor of Zu News (known as the Clause at the time) in 2016-2017 and previously served as the assistant sports editor in 2015-2016.
Erin Baker is the Business Manager here at ZU Media. She is currently in her senior year at APU and is majoring in Business and Management through the School of Business program. Erin is very passionate about what she does for ZU Media as well as what she is studying in school. Her goals after graduation include attending the Summer China program led by two business professors at APU, work for the Disney College Program, and also work for several corporations throughout her career so that one day she has built a solid foundation of knowledge to start up her own business. Her favorite hobbies and sports include spending time with family and friends, riding and competing on her horse, going to the movies, reading, hiking, and working out.
Elena Ender is a SoCal native, a senior at Azusa Pacific University, and an English major with a concentration in writing. She invests her passion for her community and her craft by editing for both Zu News and the West Wind literary journal. Her hobbies include: crafting, busting out spontaneous haikus, dying her hair with the change of the seasons, screaming along to Twenty One Pilots songs in her car with the windows rolled down, and drinking an abundance of coffee.
When Kendall isn’t taking naps, cooking, or reading – she’s spreading smiles like the stomach flu.
Major: Sports Journalism
Home: NorCal (Pittsburg, California)
Radio: Host of BushLeagueSports radio on ZU Radio (follow on Instagram and Facebook at @BushLeagueSports, Twitter @ BLS_sports)
Favorite Sports Teams: SF Giants/49ers and Chicago Bulls
Jonah is a junior 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.