Meet the Staff

94887823_1329886163873749_8265227307711463424_nScott Young, Editor in Chief

Scott Young is a senior majoring in Communication with a concentration in digital journalism and a minor in English. He is from Fultondale, Ala. and graduated from Fultondale High School in 2016. He earned an associate’s degree from Bevill State Community College before transferring to JSU.

Scott began his work for The Chanticleer in 2018 as a staff reporter. He was later promoted to the position of news editor in 2019 and then editor in chief in 2020. Scott also worked as an intern reporter for The Anniston Star in the summer of 2020.



Miranda Prescott, News Editor

Miranda Prescott is a senior majoring in Communication with a focus in digital journalism and minoring in creative writing. She is from Jasper, Ala., where she graduated from Jasper High School in 2017.

Miranda began working for The Chanticleer in 2019 as a correspondent for Arts & Entertainment and news. She was hired as news editor in May 2020. Miranda is also a member and executive in Delta Zeta.

Currently, Miranda is an intern reporter for The Gadsden Times.


82243160_3508841592464079_6454952646784886245_nBreanna Hill, Features Editor

Breanna Hill is a junior majoring in Communication with a concentration in digital journalism and a minor in political science. She is from Sylacauga, Ala where she graduated from Sylacauga High School in 2017. 

This is Breanna’s third year working as an editor for The Chanticleer. She has served as news editor, arts & entertainment editor and is now the features editor.


Ashley Phillips, Sports Editorashley

Ashley Phillips is a senior majoring in integrated studies. She is from Ragland, Ala. where she graduated from Ragland High School in 2005.

Prior to working for The Chanticleer, Ashley worked at The Anniston Star as an intern reporter/photographer.

During the fall 2020 semester, Ashley worked as a copy editor, where she managed the newspaper’s opinion section and published stories to the website and social media. Now, she serves as the sports editor.