Newsroom directory


Seth Root, Editor-in-chief

Seth Root is the editor-in-chief for The Broadside. He is currently majoring in Political Science at Central Oregon Community College where he hopes to make an impact in the political sphere. In his free time, Seth likes to read books, go to the movies and play basketball.


Sarah Lightley, News/Opinion Editor

Sarah Lightley is the news/opinion editor for The Broadside. She is currently working on getting an associate’s degree in English/Literature. Sarah is exploring many routes and genres in the writing world. In her free time, Sarah likes to dance, loves to read books, go hiking, and taking pictures of unique things around town and in nature.


Roman Russell, Engagement Editor

Roman Russell is the engagement editor for The Broadside. He joined the team in fall 2020.


Ayla Adkins, Freelance Reporter

Ayla Adkins is a freelance reporter for The Broadside. She joined the team in fall 2020.


Shane Bolton, Podcast/Social Media

Shane Bolton hosts The Broadside Podcast. He joined the team in winter 2020.


Christian Burkert, Freelance Reporter

Christian Burkert is a freelance reporter for The Broadside who writes about food and drink. He joined the team in winter 2020.


Fredrik Finney-Jordet, Reporter

Fredrik Finney-Jordet is a reporter at The Broadside. He is currently attending classes at COCC during his gap year and plans to later study Political Science and Sociology, in order to try and create social and political change. In his free time, Fredrik enjoys playing violin, nordic skiing, and local activism.


Miina McCown, Reporter

Miina McCown is a reporter for The Broadside. She joined the team in winter 2020.


Luke Reynolds, Copy Editor

Luke Reynolds is the former engagement editor and current copy editor for The Broadside. He has always been interested in the news and how we consume media. He is finishing his transfer degree with plans to go to Oregon State University-Cascades to major in computer science, as well as obtain a minor in journalism. Bend is his hometown, but he wouldn’t say no to an opportunity to live in Europe. Writing is his favorite creative outlet and he would love to be an author someday. He also likes producing/editing silly videos on the side and gets a kick out of messing with a green screen. Finally, he highly recommends the album Twilight by ELO.


Marvin Walder, Photographer/Reporter

Marvin Walder is a photographer and reporter for The Broadside. He joined the team in fall 2020.


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