Gabby Hajduk is a senior majoring in journalism with specialties in Kinesiology and Gender Women Studies at the University of Illinois. As a multimedia journalist, Gabby has a myriad of reporting experiences at the university. She started off as a sports writer for The Daily Illini and a sideline reporter for Big Ten Network’ StudentU program in the fall of her freshman year.
As a sophomore, Gabby expanded her role at The Daily Illini, becoming the sports section’s Social Media Director and the men’s basketball beat writer for the 2019-2020 season. She continued working for StudentU while also becoming a producer of Illini Drive on WPGU 1071. A few months later and Gabby was named the new Sports Editor at The Daily Illini and continued to appear on the radio show and the section’s new podcast: The Daily Illini Sports Podcast. Gabby led her team through the first year of the pandemic, even at times when there were no live sports to cover. After a year in the role, Gabby became an intern at Illini Inquirer of 247Sports before accepting a job with Illinois Athletics as a team reporter for football and men’s basketball.