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Sterling Beard

Sterling Beard Editor-in-Chief

Sterling Beard is Campus Reform’s editor-in-chief. Previously, he worked as an Editorial Associate at National Review Online, a Staff Writer at The Hill and as Campus Reform’s news editor.


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Peter Fricke

Peter Fricke Managing Editor

Peter Fricke is the Managing Editor for Campus Reform. He has previously worked on state and national political campaigns, and was a reporter for The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski Investigative Reporter

Anthony Gockowski is an Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform. He has previously worked for The Daily Caller, Intercollegiate Review, and The Catholic Spirit.

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Abigail Alger

Abigail Alger Contributor

 Abby Alger is a Campus Reform Contributor and Director of Digital Training for the Leadership Institute. Previously Abby worked in digital communications for Freedom Partners and the U.S House of Representatives Republican Conference.

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Amber Athey

Amber Athey Investigative Reporter

Amber Athey is an Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government and Economics, and is currently a member of the 2016-2017 Koch Associate Program. 

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Jade Haney

Jade Haney Intern

Jade Haney is a Campus Reform Intern. Previously, she worked as the Youth for Trump Colorado State Coordinator for Donald J. Trump for President.

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Cabot Phillips

Cabot Phillips Contributor

Cabot Phillips is a Campus Reform contributor. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms. A native of Leesburg, Virginia, Phillips graduated with a B.S. in Politics and Policy from Liberty University where he hosted a primetime FM Radio show, received the 2015 Dean’s Award, and was a Virginia correspondent for Campus Reform.


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Stephen Rowe

Stephen Rowe Contributor

Stephen Rowe is a Campus Reform contributor, as well as the Digital Training Coordinator at the Leadership Institute where he trains conservatives how to win online through a training program of more than 30 unique workshops focused on digital communications, analytics, programming and web design. Before joining LI, Stephen was the Editor-in-Chief of Turning Point USA's Hypeline where he executed its start-up, website re-design, and achieved over 12 million page views in 2016.

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