Editorial / Production Office
Editor-in-Chief– Natalie Kouba
Natalie Kouba is a senior journalism major at the College and has been writing for The Signal since her freshman year. She joined the Signal staff as a News Assistant her sophomore year and later became a News Editor and the Managing Editor. Before coming to the College, she spent a year abroad as an exchange student in Germany. After graduation, she would like to work for a publishing company or international magazine. Over the summer, she was an editorial intern at Taylor & Francis Group academic publishers and Family Focus Media (and loved them both)! In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, drawing, and traveling.
Managing Editor – Tom Kozlowski
Tom is a junior political science major, Spanish minor and creative writer who has worked on The Signal since his first semester at the College. He has served as News Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Opinions Editor and Opinions Assistant prior to becoming Managing Editor, and has recently taken up the fake position of Signal Literary Critic to fulfill his schoolboy dreams of being a better-dressed Lester Bangs. Ordering pizza on time is the most productive work Tom does every week. All the same, do not be fooled — he is a reputable source for pop culture references and bad poetry while flaunting a keen fashion sense for AP style.
News Editor – Colleen Murphy
Colleen is a junior journalism and professional writing major with minors in women’s and gender studies and communication studies. She throws javelin and discus for the College’s track team and is on the executive board of Women in Learning and Leadership. Last winter break, Colleen interned with Seventeen Magazine’s web department (and loved it)! For the past two summers, she coached her town’s swim team, but at most times, you can find Colleen on Twitter, Buzzfeed or on the couch watching T.V.
News Editor – Peter Fiorilla
Peter is a senior journalism major who loves economics, sports and writing about any combination of the two. He has been a staff writer for The Signal since his first semester at the College, when he held several sports beats, and spent his junior year as sports editor. Pete loves watching grainy streams of soccer games, lifting weights and Junot Díaz.
Sports Editor – Julie Kayzerman
Julie Kayzerman is a junior journalism and professional writing major with minors in United States studies and Communications. She has been writing for The Signal since her freshman year where she started as a news assistant. She is now currently the Sports Editor after a shakira-filled semester as a News Editor with Tom.
This past summer she found herself traveling all throughout Hudson County during her internship as a news reporter for The Jersey Journal. She has previously interned as the NLL.com beat writer for the Philadelphia Wings, a features intern for METRO US in New York City and as an editorial intern at Vicinity Media Group. She is also the Vice President of TCNJ’s Women’s Club Soccer team and is a huge fan of the New York Rangers, despite any pro-Devil statuses Peter may write on her Facebook.
Features Editor– Courtney Wirths
Courtney is a junior finance major and journalism minor.
At The Signal, she has previously served as a news assistant, photo editor and opinions editor. In addition to being an editor, Courtney has a weekly column, Business Briefs, and covers stories primarily out of the College’s Business School. She is the current President of the Economics Club and an active young Republican. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys traveling, cooking and reading the Wall Street Journal.
Arts & Entertainment Editor– Jonathan Edmondson
Jonathan Edmondson is a sophomore journalism major and
psychology minor. In addition to writing for The Signal, he is an active member of both All College Theatre (ACT) and TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT) where he can be seen onstage or behind-the-scenes. This fall he will be directing a production of “RENT” for TMT. Holding the position of Arts & Entertainment editor is a dream come true, for it combines his love of art and writing in one creative package. He is obsessed with popular culture, Sara Bareilles and the color red. His dream is to one day write for Entertainment Weekly and prove that entertainment journalism is far more than just celebrity gossip.
Photo Editor – Kyle Bennion
Kyle is a senior History and Secondary Education double major. He transferred to the school as a junior, and has been taking photos
for The Signal since his arrival. Kyle has been a headshot and party photographer for the past four years and brings a passion and de
sire for powerful photography to his position. He also enjoys independent film making and performing music. If you’re interested in taking pictures for The Signal, don’t be afraid to reach out to him!
Opinions Editor – Sydney Shaw
Sydney is a sophomore journalism major and communication studies minor who has worked with The Signal since her freshman year, when she served as News Assistant. In addition to being the Opinions Editor, Sydney is the student government beat writer. She aspires to work in the magazine industry one day. Sydney has a passion for pop punk music (especially Fall Out Boy), reading (especially Harry Potter) and animals (especially her perfect cat Simon).
Nation & World Editor – Andrew Grossman
Andrew Grossman is a senior Journalism major and is minoring in Interactive Multimedia. He has been a full-time writer for The Signal since sophomore year and intends to continue writing until graduation. He recently interned for World TeamTennis, where he wrote articles online and for their newsletter with a circulation of 50,000. When Andrew is not writing articles, he is playing on the varsity tennis team or hanging out with his brothers in Alpha Epsilon Pi.
Review Editor – Kimberly Ilkowski
Kim is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major and interactive multimedia minor. She has written for the paper since her first semester at the college. You can find her every Friday night at the Rathskeller, eating her weight in curly fries and covering the live music shows. This summer she volunteered at a non-profit foundation and was thiiis close to touching Dave Grohl at a Foo Fighters concert.
Web Editor – Annabel Lau
Annabel is a senior international studies major minoring in journalism and Chinese. She’s been writing for The Signal since her sophomore year and has served as news assistant before becoming web editor. She has interned for the radio station WCBS 880 News — where she shadowed reporters on major assignments like Frank Lautenberg’s funeral and the reopening of Baby Hope’s murder case; Transitions Online — an online news magazine based in Prague; and Psychology Today magazine. Writing is her passion, and her dream is to someday be a reporter for a major news organization.
Production Manager – Matt Bowker
Matt is a junior journalism major with a minor in communication studies. He is currently the production manager and sports assistant for The Signal. This fall, Matt is interning with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation as a game night assistant for the upcoming Philadelphia Flyers season. After graduation, Matt hopes to get a job as a Flyers beat writer for Comcast Sportsnet Philly.
Business Manager - Lucas Haber
Lucas is a Finance major entering his sophomore year. As treasurer of the Signal, his responsibilities include: budget management, securing advertising sponsorship, and fiscal accountability. In the future he sees himself working toward a position as a C.F.0. in the financial industry. His spare time is devoted to charitable organizations, participating in intramural sports, PSE, and he is an active member in Alpha Epsilon Pi.
The Signal is also created with the help of its editorial and photo assistants, as well as many staff writers, columnists, staff photographers and correspondents who work every week to deliver the news to The College of New Jersey community.
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