Tristen is a graduate student studying in Journalism and is the Executive Producer of Illini Sports Night. He’s lived in central Illinois almost his entire life and has regularly attended Illini sporting events since he was five years old. Tristen got involved with Illini Sports Night in the spring of 2020 as a host. Since then, he has served as the show’s director and producer.
When he’s not covering the Illini, Tristen can be found cheering on the Chicago White Sox and the Indianapolis Colts. He has also served as the editor-in-chief at The Champaign Room for the past two years.