Brendyn Jones is a senior studying journalism at the University of Illinois. Jones has been writing for the independent student newspaper of the University, The Daily Illini, since his freshman year covering both Sports and News, winning awards from the Illinois College Press Association for sports writing in 2021. He served as the On-Air Sports Editor at The Daily Illini during his junior year, hosting a sports radio show called Illini Drive on WPGU in Champaign, IL. He also started The Daily Illini Sports Podcast which has gained over 800 unique listeners in its time. Over the summer of 2021, Jones was a communications intern at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. This academic year, Jones is the Anchor of Illini Sports Night a weekly live Illinois-focused sports show. He also is a regular contributor to Good Morning Illini which is the weekly live morning show.