About Us

emily-headshotEditor in Chief

Emily Butera, senior

Ever since she was younger, Emily has been playing sports. It was not until freshman year when she found her true passion for writing and photography. She plans to major in journalism next year. Emily is also apart of the varsity softball team.


katrina-headshotManaging Editor

Katrina Nickell, senior

Katrina has been a part of the NWN since her sophomore year when she took broadcasting. She plans to major in broadcast journalism. Katrina is also apart of the varsity golf and water polo team.

sara-headshotNews Editor

Sarah Govis, senior

Sarah joined the NWN her sophomore year. She has many hobbies, including listening to punk bands and writing. Her goal in life is to buy concert tickets without asking her parents for money or permission.

duaa-headshotFeatures Editor

Duaa Israr, junior

This is Duaa’s second year writing for the NWN and her first year as Features Editor. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found doing marathons . . . on Netflix.

IMG_5198Sports Editor

Kaylee Robinson, senior

Kaylee joined the NWN to voice her opinion and write about sports. She works with the Names assembly, an organization that tries to prevent bullying. She plans to study journalism and broadcasting in college.


george-headshot Sports Editor

George Panoutsos, junior

George is a part of Model UN, Robotics and Student Government. In addition, George plays hockey and baseball. After high school, he intends to pursue an engineering career.


jenna-headshotPhoto Editor

Jenna George, senior

Jenna has always had a passion for writing and photography and joining NWN made her Niles West experience 10x better. She loves to stay active and write in her journal while listening to country music and watching “Lost” on Netflix.



 IMG_5184Photo Editor

Jane Kim, senior

Jane has always loved photography, but she didn’t join NWN until her sophomore year. In her free time, she loves to play with her little cousins or hangout with friends or watch “One Tree Hill.”

inanaVideo Editor

Inana Zomaya, junior

Inana enjoys running and is on the girls track & field team. This is her second year on the NWN. She plans to pursue a career in broadcasting.



sarah-headshotAssistant Video Editor

Sarah Yun, senior

This is Sarah’s third year being on the NWN and second as head anchor. Besides broadcasting Sarah is on the girls swim team and water polo team.

IMG_5195Assistant Video Editor

This is Emily’s second year on the NWN and enjoys doing gymnastics in her free time. She likes to edit and create news packages that are shown on the NWN.

 sana-headshotSocial Media Director
Sana Kadir, juniorBesides spending her time writing for Niles West News and The Chicago Tribune’s The Mash, she trains for Track and Field. She enjoys traveling the world with friends and family.


Evelyn Lauer, CJE

This is Lauer’s sixth year as the adviser of the NWN. She is also the Publications/PR Chair for the Journalism Education Association. She sits on the NISPA board and writes for the Huffington Post.She can be reached at evelau@d219.org


Broadcasting Adviser

Eric Lueder

He can be reached at erilue@d219.org

Please send ALL morning announcement requests to tvwest@d219.org

Jackie Bajric
Sammy Butera
Cami Cassidy
Alex Ehrenberg
Thea Gonzales
Rachel Hernandez
Ayesha Khan
Farheen Khan
Katherine Khoury
Shannon McHugh


Sarah Yun


Kayla Brill
Joey Dufilippo
Darsea Hajdarevic
Nauman Khan
David Saveanu

Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service.

The Niles West News staff can be contacted at nwn@nilesk12.org


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