Meet the Team

Top L-R: Cody Drolet, Jeremiah Dalton, Madison Reed, Blair Phillips, Thomas Winzeler, Deandre Hogg.
Bottom L-R: Kaley Dowell, Sierra Dyson.
Not Pictured: Nicholas Ratcliff


Sierra Dyson is the Editor-In-Chief of Texan News Service. She is a junior majoring in English with a teaching certification. She is a member of the Tarleton Honors program and a challenge leader at First Baptist Stephenville. At TNS, Dyson wants to improve her writing and editing skills as well as help inform the community about what’s going on at Tarleton. Her life motto is, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord and not for men.” (Colossians 3:23).

Interests: Reading books, watching plays and having game nights with friends and family. 


Kaley Dowell is the Executive Producer for Texan News Service. She is a senior majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and Broadcasting. She is the feature twirler for the Sound and the Fury marching band and is a leader at the Baptist Student Ministry on campus. While working at TNS, Dowell’s goal is to teach aspiring journalists how to produce a broadcast with hopes that they will love it as much as she does. Her life motto is: “Just do it with confidence.”

Interests: Reading, sewing and spending time with friends and family.


Thomas Winzeler is the managing editor for Texan News ServiceWinzeler is a junior at Tarleton and is majoring in Mass Communications with a focus in Journalism and is minoring in English. While working at TNS, Winzeler hopes to gain experience and build a portfolio that he can show to future employers. His long-term goal is to work at ESPN as a lead college football reporter.  

Interests: Writing, watching Sports, playing golf, jogging, cycling, playing video games, photography and listening to music.  


Jeremiah Dalton is the Art Director for Texan News Service. He is a junior majoring in Construction Science and Management, with a minor in Kinesiology. He is a Challenge Leader at First Baptist Stephenville. At TNS, Dalton wants to advance his photo editing and videography skills. His long-term goal is to own a real estate and remodeling company and live on the beach. 

Interests: Running, flipping houses, anything outdoors, playing music and being with friends.


Deandre Hogg is the assistant producer and Graduate Assistant for Texan News Service. He is getting his degree in kinesiology. He has been the sports editor at TNS for the last two years. After graduation, his goals are to become either a football coach/athletic director or a college football analyst/play-by-play for FS1. Also, it is his dream to be a debate contributor for undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.  

Madison Reed is a multimedia journalist with Texan News Service. She is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Journalism and Broadcasting. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Reed is looking forward to learning more about writing, interviewing, and finding news for TNS. Her short-term goals include growing her portfolio and graduating; and her long-term goals include working overseas as a travel journalist and missionary.

Interests: Reading, writing, coffee and spending time outdoors.


Nicholas Ratcliff is a multimedia journalist for Texan News Service. He is a junior majoring in Communication with an Emphasis in Journalism and Broadcasting. Ratcliff is also a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at Tarleton and manages their monthly newsletter. His short-term goal is to improve his writing and photography skills as a journalist and his long-term goal is to write for a well-known national news publication. His life motto is, “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So, when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”  


Blair Phillips is a multimedia journalist for Texan News Service and is a sophomore Agricultural major. She is a member of Phi Mu and served as a Tarleton Transition Mentor at Duck Camp this summer. While working at TNS, Phillips’ goal is to improve her writing skills and to help inform and advocate for the students at Tarleton. Her long-term goal is to work in the agriculture industry in public relations and event management or to become a teacher. 

Interests: Painting, reading and writing, agriculture, country music, and being with friends and family


Cody Drolet is a sports writer for Texan News Service. He is a Junior majoring in Mathematics with an emphasis on Pre-Law and a minor in philosophy. Along with TNS, he is also involved with Greek Life on campus and club sports. While working at TNS, Drolet hopes to gain experience for a career in law. His short-term goal is to get an internship and develop a resume. His long-term goal is to get into law school and pursue a sports law program. His life motto is: “You get what you work for and not what you wish for.” His role models are his parents, Pierre and Jacki Drolet.

Interests: Lifting, golf, sports and fishing.


Updated September 2020