mission statement

We at Urban Plains know that you don’t need to leave the Midwest to live big. From small town scoops to national narratives, we highlight the region’s personality in the stories we tell. Our dynamic content and innovative reporting brings you to the place we’re proud to call home.

Anna Steenson

I’m legally six feet tall.

Anna Steenson

Multimedia Producer

Jordan German

Bios? Are those due today?

Jordan German

Social Media Manager

Genna Clemen

Probably drinking coffee and talking to plants.

Genna Clemen

Team Leader // Writer, Designer, Videographer

Maddie Hiatt

Still in shock Kylie Jenner was pregnant.

Maddie Hiatt

Team Leader // Writer, Designer

Katherine Bauer

Living on the three Cs: coffee, corgis, cheese.

Katherine Bauer

Writer, Videographer

Andrew Beall

Just living life.

Andrew Beall

Videographer

Jess Lynk

Big fan of giraffes.

Jess Lynk

Writer

Elise Nikolic

Kale chip connoisseur.

Elise Nikolic

Post Manager, Writer

Hoi Mun Yee

The designated newsroom foreign enigma.

Hoi Mun Yee

Post Manager, Writer, Videographer