Monday, November 30, 2020

About Us

Dr. Edwin E. Meek, a longtime employee of the University, entrepreneur, University benefactor and member of the Ole Miss Hall of Fame, created and developed hottytoddy.com. The Meek family arranged for it to be placed into a trust for the benefit of the then “Meek School of Journalism and New Media.” It fulfills Dr. Meek’s vision that hottytoddy.com would serve as an immersion laboratory for students of Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications.

Content is produced by students, interns and a small staff. Hottytoddy.com is editorially independent from the School of Journalism and New Media in which it is housed.

Editorial Staff

Adam Brown

Sports Editor

Adam Brown is the sports editor of HottyToddy.com. He got his B.A. in journalism from the University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism and New Media in 2012. Adam is a native of Oxford. Along with being the sports editor, he can be seen at all the sporting events around town.

Prior to joining HottyToddy.com, Adam worked as a statistician for the Oxford Park Commission and Ability Works. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Caroline Gleason

Integrated Marketing Specialist

Caroline Gleason is the integrated marketing specialist at hottytoddy.com, a graduate position at the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. She was born and raised in Sikeston, Missouri and moved to Oxford to attend the University of Mississippi for undergrad.

Caroline graduated from UM in May 2020 with a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications and is currently pursing a Master of Arts in Professional Journalism.

Before graduating with her Bachelor’s, Caroline had experience as an intern with hottytoddy.com. She also worked as a creative marketing intern with Vast Broadband, and a promotional event intern for Starstruck Entertainment.

She spends her free time with family and friends cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels at any sporting event.

Victoria Hosey

Editor-in-Chief

Victoria Hosey is editor-in-chief of hottytoddy.com, which is a graduate assistant position at the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. She is originally from Brandon, Mississippi, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in integrated marketing communications.

Victoria graduated from UM in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, and shortly after moved to Shanghai, China, where she spent time as an English teacher and English curriculum developer.

Previously, Victoria worked as News Director of 92.1 FM Rebel Radio, and as an intern reporter for The Meridian Star. She has also worked as an intern for the Lens Collective Multimedia Conference at the University of Mississippi, and was a contributor to the 2016 Mississippi Miracle Depth Report, published by the School of Journalism and New Media.

She spends her free time learning languages, finding excuses to go to New Orleans, and eating out so she doesn’t have to cook.

Alyssa Schnugg

News Reporter

Alyssa Schnugg has been a journalist for more than 20 years, working in Florida for Suncoast Media Group for 10 years as a reporter and an editor, before moving to Oxford in 2007.

She worked at The Oxford Eagle for 11 years as a staff writer, city editor and senior writer, before accepting the position with HottyToddy.com in June 2018.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Schnugg lived in Florida for 18 years before moving herself and her three now-adult children to Oxford.

She’s won several awards throughout the years from the Florida Press Association, Mississippi Press Association and the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press.

When not working, she spends most of her time doting on her grandchildren.

You can reach her with story tips, ideas and questions at alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com or send a text to 662-607-0154.

Rachel West

Manager

Rachel West is the publisher of Invitation Magazines (Invitation Oxford, Invitation Tupelo and Invitation University), North Mississippi’s only local magazines covering Oxford and Tupelo. She oversees a staff of artists, editors, writers and a sales team. She founded Invitation Oxford in 2006 and Invitation Tupelo four years later.

Previous to launching Invitation Magazines, Rachel won several awards from the Mississippi Press Association as a daily newspaper feature writer, worked in public relations, and served as a public information officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Rachel earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Ole Miss (Class of 2001) and a master’s degree in business marketing and management. She is a native of Arkansas and has lived in Mississippi for 19 years.

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