About the Host: Zach Barrett
Zach Barrett is the Scholastic Hi-Q host for the 2016-2017 season. Barrett is a student in the College of Mass Communications & Media Arts at Southern Illinois University. In addition to his work with Scholastic Hi-Q, he also works as a writer and as on-air talent for the River Region Evening Edition
newscast. Barrett is excited about his role on the show and is looking
forward to getting hands-on training in television production through
his involvement with WSIU.
About the Coordinating Producer: Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson is the Coordinating Producer of Scholastic Hi-Q for the 2016-2017 season. Michael is a student in the College of Mass Communications & Media Arts at Southern Illinois University. In addition to his work with Scholastic Hi-Q, he also serves as a Sports Anchor and Video Editor for River Region Evening Edition. He is majoring in Radio, Television, and Digital Media with a specialization in Electronic Sports Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. Michael is honored to have the opportunity to continue the great success of the show and to also gain valuable experience with WSIU.