Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Emmel-Duke moved to Minnesota in 2008 and completed a bachelor's in journalism at the University of Minnesota in 2017. He has worked in special education, catering, digital publishing and marketing, and beekeeping.
Boone attended Indiana University where she majored in journalism with a focus on graphic design. Outside of work, she can be found gardening at her community plot, hammocking in Loring Park or exploring new corners of Minneapolis by bike.
A native of St. Joseph, Minn., Kuebelbeck and her husband have two daughters and live in St. Paul. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict and has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She has written two books related to the topics of prenatal diagnosis and palliative care, has been a copy editor for Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Media, and also coordinates liturgical music for a church in St. Paul and plays piano and guitar. She and her husband, a journalism professor, recently spent a semester living in Prague.
Davis grew up in St. Louis Park and currently lives in the North Loop with his wife and golden retriever, Kirby. He also continues to teach at the Missouri School of Journalism, his alma mater.
A Cincinnati native and graduate of Ohio University, Mukherjee previously worked on the graphics team at the San Francisco Chronicle and the watchdog team at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
A Wisconsin native, Pearson has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.
Hutton was previously the editor of Minnesota Monthly and Midwest Home magazines and City Pages' food critic. She has written frequently about restaurants, travel, and design and enjoys profiling interesting people. A Minnesota native, Hutton returned home after stints in the Bay Area and New York City and has traveled the state extensively, from the Spring Grove Soda factory near the Iowa border to the Northwest Angle, which pokes into the Canadian one. She has a degree in product design from Stanford and co-edited an essay collection about life "before the mortgage" prior to settling in the Twin Cities.
Stanley is a native of Milwaukee and loves the outdoors. He graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in English.
A Somali native who resettled to Minnesota in 2005, Ibrahim earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in investigative and data journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In 2016, he was awarded a leadership fellowship from the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation. Ibrahim was a 2018 recipient of Above the Fold award, which honors alumni of the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication under the age of 40 who have made exceptional contributions to their fields.
Chris Hine was the Star Tribune's sports analytics reporter before taking over the Wolves beat, He previously spent eight years covering college sports and the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune. He is an amateur piano player and songwriter in his spare time and has an unhealthy obsession with the music of Carole King. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Born in Edmonton and raised in Arizona, Mclellan is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.
Palazzolo is a newsroom developer at the Star Tribune creating interactive, visual content as well as tools used throughout the newsroom. He previously worked in similar positions at WNYC and MinnPost and was an inaugural Code for America fellow. Before coming to journalism, Alan created technology for nonprofit organizations.
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A former North Dakota Rookie Reporter of the Year, Koumpilova has received recognition from the national Education Writers Association, the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and others. She graduated from the American University in Bulgaria and the Missouri School of Journalism. She is passionate about the key role of news in a democracy. Koumpilova lives in St. Paul with her husband and two children.
Before joining the Star Tribune, Van Berkel reported on city and county government in Sarasota, Fla., and public safety and courts in Appleton, Wis. She is a Minnesota native who returned to her home state to work for the Star Tribune in 2014. She's a University of Minnesota graduate and a proud Minnesota Daily alumna. Outside of work, she is usually hiking, biking, camping or planning her next travel adventure. Her home is frequently littered with travel books.
Jany got his start in journalism in the sports department of his hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He attended Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Ore.) and Mississippi State University, majoring in communications with a minor in sociology. In his free time, he likes traveling, having visited 25 countries on six continents, including Pakistan in the summer of 2017. He was born in Czechoslovakia, and has lived in Gabon, France and seven U.S. states.
A New Jersey native, Jackson moved to Minneapolis in 2014, when she joined the Star Tribune as a general assignment features writer. She was previously a news reporter for USA Today and the Des Moines Register, and an arts writer and editor at the Village Voice in New York City. She earned a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Jackson is a leader of the Minnesota chapter of NLGJA - the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and is a Livingston Award finalist.
Browning has a master's degree in International Journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on Latin American studies, a master's in Journalism from the University of Oregon with an emphasis on legal affairs, and a bachelor's in Religious Studies from California State University-Chico, with an emphasis on Buddhism. His outside interests include jujutsu and Aikido, ballroom dancing and photography.