Sophie is a sophomore at the University of Miami who became involved with UMTV Pulse during her freshman year. She initially wanted to pursue print journalism, but her curiosity about TV production prompted her to explore the broadcast field. Even though her time at UM has been short, Sophie has been gained hand-on experience with most of the student media outlets. She is devoted to the little things that make her smile, like dancing for fun, the not-so-occasional Netflix binge and, of course, the UMTV Pulse family.
Oliver Redsten started off his UMTV career in his freshman year as the sports anchor of NewsVision. After one semester as sports anchor, he was promoted to co-anchor of the program. Redsten also works as a play-by-play announcer for the University of Miami’s student radio station, WVUM. He has traveled around the region covering Hurricanes basketball, baseball, and volleyball. Over the summer he interned at WMTV, the Madison affiliate of NBC.Although he loves the Miami Hurricanes, Redsten will always be a die-hard Wisconsin Badgers fan.
Nick Swyter has been a member of UMTV since his freshman year. For producing an in-depth story on immigration reform, Swyter was recently awarded the Society of Professional Journalism’s 2013 Mark of Excellence Award. His international reporting experience includes interning at Indonesia’s MetroTV News and a Pulitizer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship that took him to an indigenous region of Panama. He hopes to innovate UMTV by introducing digital tools and techniques that he picked up as an intern at the Knight Foundation.
Heather Zons is a junior at the University of Miami and an aspiring broadcast meteorologist. Over the summer, she interned at WISN 12, the ABC news affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although she doesn’t aspire for her career to focus on entertainment and lifestyle shows, she wants to see UMTV Pulse soar beyond anyone's expectations. When she isn't juggling countless responsibilities, you can either find her playing video games or riding her longboard around campus.