Tristen Kissack is a graduate student of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his undergraduate studies at UIUC and Parkland College, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an associate’s degree in mass communications, respectively. 

For the past three years, he’s served as the Site Manager/Editor-in-Chief of The Champaign Room, SB Nation’s home for Illinois Athletics coverage. He’s also spent time as Executive Producer, Director and Host of Illini Sports Night, a weekly, student-run Illinois Athletics broadcast. Through UIUC, he acted as a Teacher’s Assistant for an introductory journalism course for multiple semesters. At Illinois Public Media, he assisted in uploading content to Illinois Newsroom’s website and social media platforms as a Digital Production Intern.