Meet The Team: Meredyth Staunch, Editor In Chief


Meet the Editor in Chief of UNews 2018-2019. 

Meredyth Staunch is a senior at Saint Louis University, studying Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Media studies and minoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is the fearless leader of The University News – but if you asked her three years ago whether she would be the UNews’ Editor-in-Chief, she would have greatly doubted herself in the role.

Staunch entered SLU as a Biomedical Engineering major on a Pre-med track, with the intention of continuing her studies in medical school. After a year and a half at SLU, she realized she missed the balance of the arts with sciences as she was previously an editor in her high school yearbook committee.

Working for UNews, whether it was as Associate News Editor, Managing Editor, or Editor-in-Chief, has taught me the value of working on tight deadlines and how to adequately adapt to certain unexpected situations. The field of Journalism is incredibly fast paced – but that is why I love it so much. There is always something new occurring, and you would not be able to effectively complete your job unless you had the support of your other editors and staff.

— Meredyth Staunch

Though paradoxical in nature, she switched her major to Communication. She wants to incorporate both her analytical and creative sides to report on medical topics. Her dream job: to write for Discover Magazine.

When Staunch is not in the newsroom, she is captaining the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team at SLU. She began playing her freshman year and enjoys it as an outlet.