Peter is an award-winning investigative journalist. Before returning to Wisconsin to launch The Badger Project in 2018, he worked at daily newspapers in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania as well as in Madison and Chicago. He grew up in Waunakee and graduated from the journalism school at UW-Madison in 2005. Peter lives and dies with every Badger basketball win and loss.
Ted is a former general assignment reporter at the Chicago Tribune who, as part of a team of six reporters, won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He also contributed to the Tribune’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. In addition, Gregory is the author of the true-crime odyssey, “Mary Jane’s Ghost,” and co-author of three books: “The Leadership Code,” “To Chase A Dream,” and “Our Black Year.”
Karissa is a senior in the journalism school at UW-Madison, double tracking in Strategic Communications and Mass Communications. She writes behind the features desk for The Daily Cardinal and has spent time writing for the culture section of Moda Magazine. Karissa spends much of her time downtown frequenting the comedy club, trivia nights and all of the coffee shops on State Street. She graduated from Lake County Lutheran High School in Hartland.
Nathan grew up in Lake Mills and is a recent graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in journalism and a certificate in sports communication. He was named the third-best collegiate journalist in the state in 2020 by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, and won multiple first-place awards for his podcast series “Isolated.” He also serves as an Editorial Intern with Madison Magazine. Nathan watches a lot of sports, and plays Rocket League in his free time.
Art has always been something Alec felt very passionate about. Like most kids growing up in the ’90s, video games were a huge inspiration and showed him the wonders of imagination through entertainment. He works on apps and games in his spare time. Alec is from Sun Prairie.