STUDENT NEWS. STUDENT VIEWS.
The Belmont Vision is the official, award-winning online news resource for Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Our site — ranked Best College News Site at the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference — is updated daily with campus news, arts and entertainment coverage, sports and more, all from the Belmont community and beyond.
Editor in Chief
AJ Wuest ('23) is a journalism major with a sport administration minor going into his third year with the Vision. He hails from the small country town of Temple, Georgia, which is roughly 45 minutes west of Atlanta. AJ is a huge fan of Atlanta sports — especially the Falcons. One might find him jogging around campus or at the FitRec. A.J. loves covering sports but also tries his hand with entertainment journalism from time to time. A fun fact about AJ is that he throws a baseball with his left arm and a football with his right.
Lillie Ryann Burke ('23) is a journalism major and social media management minor who prides herself as a thrift store fashionista, iced coffee fanatic, social media genius and Wordle goddess. Though originally from Oklahoma, she certainly doesn’t dress like it. She designed this very website, and completely rebranded our platforms with a new logo and fresh, cutting-edge graphics. If she’s on her phone, she’s either designing, posting or looking at runway photos. After college, Burke hopes to someday take over Vogue’s social media or creative direct their Youtube videos. Back up plan? A coffee shop run out of a camper in Seattle. We’ll see where it goes.
Dorren Robinson is an assistant professor of journalism and award-winning former journalist. She wrote for The Tennessean for more than 15 years before entering the world of academia. She teaches Foundations of Journalism, Writing for Media and Advanced Storytelling. Her office is Johnson Center 106.
Chandler Maynard ('23) is a Nashville native majoring in journalism with a video production minor and will be graduating in December of 2023. Chandler would proudly describe herself as loud, outgoing, and — as some would say — a “firecracker.” Although video producing is still somewhat new to her, her dream job is to produce and edit videos for brands, Youtubers, online media companies or news channels in a big city that doesn’t have any cold weather. When she’s not grinding in Adobe Premiere, she’s probably building Harry Potter Legos, shopping for clothes she doesn’t need, having her 5th coffee of the day or being fiercely over-dressed for a casual occasion.
VNN Executive Producer
Luke Ayers ('25) is a media production and journalism double major from Franklin, Tennessee. He started at the Vision in the spring of 2022. He is a huge fan of Belmont Basketball and watching whatever he can find on Netflix or YouTube. He has been making videos since he was a freshman in high school, and never drinks coffee, only tea.
VNN Executive Producer
Melody Scott ('25) is a double major in media production and emerging media. Originally from Cumming, Georgia, her dream job is to work in production and post-production in the documentary film industry or for a news station. When she’s not in class, Melody loves watching old sci-fi movies and TV shows, especially her favorites “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope” and “Battlestar Galactica” from the 1970s. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends and grabbing a Starbucks coffee whenever she can.
Office Concert Producer
David Pang ('23) is a double major in journalism and audio engineering technology from Dallas, Texas. David started out at the Belmont Vision covering the soccer beat. He now covers news and assists in the production of the Vision’s office concert series. If David could live anywhere in the contiguous United States, he would live in Colorado Springs because he believes the mountains are better than the beach.
Status: Still alive; for daily updates follow @DPangDaily on Instagram.
VNN Audio Executive Producer
Gracie Anderson ('24) is a journalism major with a minor in history. Born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, she grew up loving story telling and spending her days with her dad on film sets. Currently, Gracie writes articles while managing, producing and editing VNN audio. When she's not in the Vision office, Gracie can be found laughing too loud, singing at the wrong time and somehow finding a dog to pet.
Hanley Riggs ('23) is a journalism major with a sports and media minor. This is her third year with the Vision. She is from “The City of Champions,” “TOMpma Bay” — Tampa, Florida. Her favorite thing to cover at the Vision is Belmont Athletics; she loves writing feature articles as well as video pieces that show these athletes in a new light, besides just playing their sport. A fun fact about her: when the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2020, the trophy came to her house for a big celebration! Her biggest dream is to be reporting from the sidelines at the Super Bowl one day.