The Team

Peter Cameron

managing editor

Peter is an award-winning investigative journalist. He worked at daily print newspapers in Scranton, PA and Wilkes-Barre, PA as well as in Madison and Chicago, before returning to Wisconsin to launch The Badger Project. He grew up in Waunakee and graduated from the journalism school at the UW-Madison in 2005. Peter lives and dies with every Badger basketball win and loss.

Ted Gregory

senior editor

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 Schumacker

junior investigator

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.

Arushi Gupta

junior investigator

Arushi is a junior at UW-Madison, studying Neurobiology, Psychology, and Philosophy. She serves as the managing editor for The Badger Herald and has previously written for Firstpost, DiscoveRx, and The Global Times. You can find her at a slam poetry event or investigating the intricate workings of the human mind in her cognitive neuroscience research lab. She is originally from India.

Alec Diab

political cartoonist

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.