Meet the Team


(Top; left to right:) Emily Cowart, Alejandra Arreguin, Cameron Cook, Danny Hernandez, Sean Hargrove, Channing Flott
(Bottom; left to right:) Sammie Wight, Quanecia Fraser, Rebecca Hernandez, Ashley Ford, DeShonna Mitchell


Ashly Ford, Editor in Chief

Ashley Ford is the Texan News Service editor-in-chief. She is a senior, majoring in communications and double-minoring in English and technical writing.  Ford is also involved in Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), National Society of English, National Society of Leadership and Success, International Honor’s Society of English, is the Student Government Association representative for Phi Mu, and is the VP of campus PR for Phi Mu. Ford wants to increase the team’s productivity and increase her video production this semester. Ford believes in the life motto “Say ‘yes’ to opportunity.” Her role models are Tomi Lauren, her mom and John Adams.


Quanecia Fraser, Managing Editor

Quanecia Fraser is the managing editor for Texan News. She is a sophomore Communications major with a focus in journalism and broadcasting. Fraser is part of SPJ, BOLD, and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. She wants to increase her journalism and broadcasting experience through publishing a story that is picked up by an outside news source. She lives her life to the tune of “the heights that great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward through the night.” She looks up to her mother, Dan and Kathryn Malone, Robin Roberts, Barbara Walters, Don Lemon and Cynthia Izaguirre.


Sammie Wight, Art Director

Sammie Wight is the Texan News art director. She is a senior Marketing major with a minor in art and is involved in Delta Zeta, SPJ and Texas Animal Protectors. Wight is excited to continue to designing the TNS newspapers, TNS website, Cross Timbers Trails magazine, CTT website and a travel book and website being published through the Communications Department about the Urbino study abroad trip. She lives her life by the motto “keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” and looks up to her father and grandmother.


Shelby Clayton, Cross Timbers Trails Editor

Shelby Clayton is the Cross Timbers Trails editor. She is a senior agricultural communications major. Clayton is also involved in Alpha Omicron Pi as their Alumnae Relations Chairman, Ag Communicators of Tomorrow, Alpha Zeta and SPJ. She is excited to publish an excellent magazine with a working website. Her life motto is “Seek first the Kingdom of God” and is influenced by her mother and Nellie Bly.


Sydney Burns, Texan News TV Executive Producer

Sydney Burns is the Texan News TV executive producer and is a junior broadcast major. She is involved in the Honors College, Alpha Omicron Pi as the historian and SPJ. She wants to gain more experience to increase her portfolio and create a new intro and outro for Texan TV. Her motto, “do more of what makes you happy”, and her cousin Shaylee have influenced her life and goals.


Rebecca Hernandez, Texan News TV Associate Producer

Rebecca Hernandez is Texan News TV’s associate producer. She is a broadcast/journalism major and is involved in SPJ and at the KXTR radio station. Hernandez loves that she can continue to get real world experience and continue to do what she loves at TNS. Her life motto is “Do. Or do not. There is no try” and she looks up to Cat Sandler, her mom and dad and Lauren Conrad.

Channing Flott, Sports Reporter

Channing Flott, Sports Reporter

Channing Flott is Texan News’ sports reporter.

Alejandra Arreguin, Graduate Assistant

Alejandra Arreguin, Graduate Assistant

Alejandra Arreguin is another Texan News Service graduate assistant. She is getting her Master’s in Communication Studies and is involved in the Hispanic Debutante Association of Fort Worth. Arreguin wants to improve her portfolio in both print and video and help Sydney create a new intro for TTV. She follows the motto “wing it until you end up where you need to be” and her influences in life are Deborah Ferguson and her mother.

Emily Cowart, Multimedia Journalist

Emily Cowart is a multimedia journalist and senior communications (PREM) major. She is the Delta Phi Epsilon philanthropy coordinator, a student worker at Presidential Living & Learning, a member of Sigma Alpha Pi and the National Society of Leadership and Success and SPJ. Cowart is excited to write her first article to be published. She believes in the motto “don’t give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it – the time will pass anyway” and has been influenced by Tina Fey, her mother and her father.

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Cameron Cook, Promotions Director

Cameron Cook is the promotions director and volunteer photographer for Texan News, Cross Timbers Trails and Texan TV News. He is a senior communications major from Austin, Texas. Cook is also a founding father of Tarleton’s Phi Kappa Sigma chapter, and he is a musician.

(Photos by Justin Pack)