Inside Northwestern was founded in 2012 by Kevin Trahan and Chris Johnson as an independent site that would provide objective, reliable coverage of Northwestern athletics. It is the only independent NU site that will also bring readers coverage from the press box. Our focus is on football, basketball, lacrosse and recruiting, but we also cover baseball, men’s soccer and women’s basketball.
This site is unique in that it provides the reliability and credibility of a newspaper — we’ll be at all of the games, practices and events that the papers cover — but also provides the entertainment value of a blog. Expect to see typical game stories and features, but there will also be a wide variety of content, including in-depth analysis from games, video, columns, game previews, Q&A’s, predictions, player/unit breakdowns and much more. We hope that, by using this model, we can bring our readers the most comprehensive and interesting NU content on the web.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @insidenu and like our Facebook page. If you have any recruiting tips, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Trahan — Co-Founder; Football, Men’s Basketball Beat Writer
Kevin is a sophomore at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. He covered Northwestern sports for Scout.com and The Daily Northwestern before starting Inside Northwestern. He covered NU football, basketball and recruiting for PurpleWildcats.com (Scout) and wrote columns and covered women’s basketball for The Daily Northwestern, in addition to starting the Wildcat Extra site for The Daily. Additionally, Kevin is a Big Ten writer for Rush The Court. He will also be interning for The Wall Street Journal’s sports section this summer. He is originally from Davenport, Iowa. Follow him on Twitter at @k_trahan. You can reach him at email@example.com
Chris Johnson — Co-Founder; Football, Men’s Basketball Beat Writer
Chris is a sophomore at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. He wrote for Scout.com and The Daily Northwestern before co-founding Inside Northwestern and he also contributes regularly to Rush The Court. He has covered football for both Scout and The Daily and was a columnist for The Daily, as well. He will also be interning for Sports Illustrated this summer. He is originally from Oceanport, New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter at @ChrisDJohnsonn. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonah Rosenblum — Football Writer, Columnist
Jonah recently graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. He was the sports editor of The Daily Northwestern during the fall of 2011 and covered football for The Daily, along with a number of other sports throughout his tenure at the paper. In addition to writing for InsideNU, he is an intern at the Arena Football League and covers high school sports for the Pioneer Press, a Chicago Sun-Times affiliate. He has also interned for Pro Football Weekly, helping them with their NFL Draft preparation, and wrote for Lacrosse Magazine. He is originally from the New York City metro. Follow him on Twitter at @jonahlrosenblum. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Callie Counsellor — Lacrosse, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball Beat Writer
Callie is a sophomore at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. She spent a year with The Daily Northwestern, covering women’s soccer and softball. She has also been a sports intern for WITI-TV, a FOX affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Callie covers men’s soccer, women’s basketball and lacrosse for InsideNU, and has written columns about football, as well. She is originally from Thiensville, Wisconsin. Follow her on Twitter at @CCounsellor. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Rosenblat — Football, Basketball Writer
Josh will be a freshman at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in the fall. After writing extensively for Bleacher Report, he started the website Breaking The Banner, a sports website written by high school journalists from across the country. Josh is originally from Deerfield, Illinois. Follow him on Twitter at @JMRosenblat. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Luke Srodulski — Football, Basketball Writer
Luke is a freshman at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. He writes for North by Northwestern, covering men’s basketball and men’s soccer, among other sports. He’s a columnist and general basketball and football writer for InsideNU. Luke is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Follow him on twitter at @lukeysrodulski and follow NBN Sports at @NBNSports1. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gordon Voit — Podcast Host, Media Director
Gordon is a graduate student in broadcast journalism at Northwestern. He hosts the Inside NU podcast and generates content for the video portion of the site. Prior to Northwestern, Gordon spent four years as a writer at the Daily Illini and the Baylor Lariat. The Wilmette, Illinois native has served internships at Yahoo! Sports Radio and Illinois Alumni magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @GordonVoit. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Lynden Ostrander — Baseball Beat Writer
Lynden is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and graduated from Merrimack College in Massachusetts in 2012. He has worked at CBS Sports Network in New York and as an intern at Comcast SportsNet New England, and he also worked as an play-by-play broadcaster, covering basketball and football while at Merrimack. At NU, he works for the student radio station, WNUR, in addition to writing for InsideNU. Lynden is a native of Coronado, California. You can reach him on Twitter at @lynden_o or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Khalifa — Photographer
Justin is InsideNU’s photographer, starting in that role late in the 2012-2013 basketball season. He is a Northwestern graduate and works as a consultant at Beghou Consulting in Evanston. He also runs a photography business called Khalifa Photography. Learn more about Khalifa Photography at khalifaphotography.com and follow Justin on Twitter at @justinokkhalifa. He currently lives in Chicago, but is from Laguna Niguel, California. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Mike Deneen — Columnist, Historian
Mike, a 1990 graduate of Northwestern, has been following NU sports since he met then-head coach Dennis Green in 1982. During his four years at NU, Mike worked as a sportscaster at WNUR and a crime reporter at The Daily Northwestern. Mike has been a Senior Industry Analyst for the Freedonia Group in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1998. He has appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell, NPR’s MarketPlace and has been quoted multiple times in the Wall Street Journal. Mike has also covered sports for The Lakewood Observer, a community newspaper in suburban Cleveland. You can reach him on Twitter at @MikeDeneen1 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.