About

The 109 is a student-run, hyperlocal news organization focused on southwest Fort Worth, Texas. It’s run by Texas Christian University student journalists and volunteers. Our name comes from the ZIP code where we’re based, 76109. In addition to everything within our zip code, we also cover news and events in areas that affect the people who live in the 109 including downtown, the cultural district and Fort Worth’s Near South Side. By doing this, we aim to be a resource for everyone both inside and out of in the community where we live.

Meet our editors:

Shane Battis : Executive Editor

Shane Battis

Executive Editor

Shane is a junior journalism major and criminal justice minor--- formerly Spanish minor (RIP). He can be found exploring Fort Worth with his buddies in his spare time, as well as when he really should be studying.

S.M.BATTIS@tcu.edu
Kat Matthews : Managing Editor

Kat Matthews

Managing Editor

Kat is a senior broadcast journalism major from Northern California. This will be her fourth year working with TCU Student Media. She loves watching sports, especially football or baseball, and she spends nearly too much time with her two-year-old pit bull Reina.

K.L.MATTHEWS@tcu.edu
Hayley McCurdy : Line Editor

Hayley McCurdy

Line Editor

Hayley is a senior political science major with a journalism and business double minor from Denver, Colorado. She hopes to pursue a career as an enviromental lawyer, but in the meantime she spends her summers working as a cowgirl on a ranch in Wyoming. In her free time she can be found enjoying the outdoors or hunting for cookies and ice cream.

HAYLEY.MCCURDY@tcu.edu
Molly Jenkins : Line Editor

Molly Jenkins

Line Editor

Molly is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. When she's not reporting she's probably either boxing, drinking coffee, or doing both at the same time.

Brooke Morrissy : Line Editor

Brooke Morrissy

Line Editor

Brooke is a junior journalism major and business/ Spanish minor from Denton, Texas. When she's not editing a story, she's probably enjoying Sweet Sammies or watching a musical.

B.MORRISSY@tcu.edu
Sierra Tuthill : Audience Engagement Editor

Sierra Tuthill

Audience Engagement Editor

Sierra is a senior broadcast journalism major with a Film, Television and Digital Media minor. When she's not out on a story, she's often found cheering on the Horned Frogs and spending time with her friends and family.

SIERRA.TUTHILL@tcu.edu