Argyle Report
Argyle Report
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Meet the team


Sam Doughton

Editor in Chief

A Carolina senior hailing from Winston-Salem, Sam is Argyle Report's third editor-in-chief. A reporting and political science double major, he joined Argyle in 2017 after working for two years as a staff writer for the sports desk The Daily Tar Heel. Working in 2017 as Argyle's Senior Associate Editor, Sam spent the majority of his time covering volleyball, football, men's basketball, softball, and baseball for the site. Some of his favorite stories include a profile of softball player Kendra Lynch, a feature on the volleyball team's support night for Puerto Rico, his story following men's basketball's loss to Texas A&M in the 2018 NCAA tournament, and his column after baseball's first NCAA regional win since 2013

Follow Sam on Twitter @sjdoughton

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Jack Leland

Senior Associate Editor

Jack is a junior majoring in broadcast and electronic journalism. He covers men's and women's soccer and men's basketball for Argyle Report. In addition to soccer, he loves college basketball and the NFL.

Follow Jack on Twitter @jleland_


Cole Barnhill

Staff Writer

A rising junior from Durham, Cole is a graduate of Riverside High School covering cross country and track for Argyle Report.

Follow Cole on Twitter @CW_Barnhill


Alex Kormann


Alex is a senior photojournalism major from New Jersey and a photographer at Argyle Report. Since arriving in Chapel Hill, he's worked as an intern, staffer and photo editor for various organizations including The Charlotte Observer, the UNC Athletic Department and The Daily Tar Heel, where he served as a photo editor in 2016-17. He's covered a wide variety of stories and events including the 2016 Charlotte protests, President Obama's visit to UNC's campus, the 2017 NCAA men's basketball national championship and an investigative piece exposing corruption in a hotel in Charlotte.

Alex continue to aspire to tell the stories of those without the means to tell it themselves and hope to bring about positive change through that mission. Read more about his journey on his website.

Follow Alex on Twitter @KormannAlex

Adam Jordan

Staff Writer

A sophomore from Raleigh, Adam is a media and journalism major with a concentration in broadcast and electronic journalism. He joins Argyle Report having worked as a color commentator for select Carolina baseball games. His other roles have included running official replay for men's basketball games, various production roles for Olympic sports at Carolina as well as assisting at ACC baseball, football and basketball championships as a media relations intern. One of Adam's favorite memories is watching the Diamond Heels beat NC State in the 2013 ACC Baseball Tournament 18-inning marathon en route to a conference championship.

Follow Adam on Twitter @adamjjordan

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Smith Hardy


A native of Kinston, Smith now lives in Raleigh and is the co-founder of Smith Cameron Photography, specializing in interior and exterior design, architectural, lifestyle and landscape photography.

Follow Smith on Twitter @SCPphotography



Ashley Mills

Social Media Coordinator

A Carolina sophomore studying journalism with a creative writing minor, Ashley joined Argyle Report after working as a social media manager and copy editor for her high school newspaper, the Hough Pinpoint. Raised as an NC State fan, Ashley now loves all Carolina sports, particularly basketball.

Follow Ashley on Twitter @lookingforashes

Turner Walston

Founder and Editor Emeritus

Turner Walston has been covering Carolina athletics for 10 years for such publications as Tar Heel MonthlyTar Heels Today Online and CAROLINA digital magazine. in addition to being a featured writer of Turner's Take on, Turner was the editor of CAROLINA and Go Heels Season Preview prior to founding Argyle Report. After graduating from Carolina in 2003 in Communications with a concentration in Performance, he earned a Master of Science degree from East Carolina University in Health & Human Performance, with a concentration in Sport Management. Turner's favorite stories include his column from the 2016 men's basketball national championship game, two columns from the men's and women's lacrosse championships that same year, and, of course, the 2017 men's basketball national championship.

Turner is currently writing a memoir on his journey from Tar Heel born to Tar Heel bred to Tar Heel dream job.

Follow Turner on Twitter @TurnerWalston

Argyle Report Alumni


C Jackson Cowart

Jackson is a 2018 Carolina graduate from San Diego and the first editor-in-chief at Argyle Report. He served as the sports editor of The Daily Tar Heel in 2016-17, when he earned recognition for his stories on the men's basketball NCAA title, the sexual assault case against football player Allen Artis and the role of student-athletes in political activism. During his three years at the DTH, he also covered football, men's and women's basketball, baseball and volleyball; investigated NCAA issues and championship relocation; and lost his mind after every Jamie Cherry buzzer-beater. He interned this past summer at the Charlotte Observer, where he covered everything from the NFL, NBA and NASCAR to golf, the BIG3 and Davidson baseball — yes, the same team that swept UNC in June 2017. Today, Jackson is a sports reporter with the Times Herald-Record in Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Follow Jackson on Twitter @CJacksonCowart


Will Bryant

A 2018 Carolina graduate hailing from Shelby, Will studied psychology with minors in Exercise and Sport Science and Neuroscience. Will joined Argyle after working as a senior writer for The Daily Tar Heel. There, he covered a plethora of sports, spending the most time involved with field hockey and baseball. In the summer of his sophomore year, Will interned for Baseball America, covering high school, college, and professional baseball. His favorite stories include his profile on former UNC shortstop Logan Warmoth, Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Shane Baz and former UNC field hockey player Emma Bozek.

Follow Will on twitter @willdbryant

Bryce Lapping

Bryce is a 2018 graduate in  reporting and political science from Pinehurst. He serves as a section captain in the Marching Tar Heels, where he plays the saxophone. Bryce served as a columnist with Argyle Report, writing the marching band column and covering a plethora of sports during his time at Argyle, including gymnastics, football, women's soccer, and men's basketball! As a Marching Tar Heel, Bryce not only traveled with the football team throughout their successes in 2016 and 2017, but also with the men’s basketball team during their 2017 national title run. Previously, he covered politics and city affairs for The Durham VOICE. Bryce currently works as the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries at First Baptist Church in Charlotte.

Follow Bryce on Twitter @brycelessgem


Olivia Henley

Olivia was an associate editor and columnist hailing from New Jersey during her time with Argyle Report. A 2017 Carolina graduate with a B.A. in Communications, Olivia joined Argyle after working as an intern for CAROLINA digital magazine, covering such sports as volleyball, men's soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, men's basketball, men's and women's tennis and baseball. Her favorite stories include covering the 2016 men's soccer trip to the Final Four, her column about volleyball player Taylor Fricano (that earned her a best friend) and the 2016 men's lacrosse match over Notre Dame in which the Heels went on a 7-0 run in the final nine-and-a-half minutes to win on senior day.


Gabi Palacio

Gabi is a 2018 graduate in interactive multimedia from Charlotte and a photographer at Argyle Report. She worked as a photographer for The Daily Tar Heel for two years covering UNC sports, including men's and women's basketball, football, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse and men's and women's soccer. During her time at The Daily Tar Heel, she traveled to cover the 2017 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament and the 2016 ACC Women's Soccer Tournament Final.

Follow Gabi on Twitter @gabigpalacio


Caleb Jones

Caleb took photos and wrote for Argyle Report while a senior at Carrboro High School. Today, he is a student at Syracuse University.

Follow Caleb on Twitter @CalebJones1035


Jeremy Vernon

Jeremy is a 2017 UNC graduate and Greensboro native who contributed to Argyle Report's coverage of the North Carolina women's soccer team. Before joining, he was an assistant sports editor for The Daily Tar Heel during his junior and senior years -- covering sports such as men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's basketball, baseball and football -- and he most recently interned with covering the Cincinnati Reds. Some of his favorite stories include his feature on women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance, his column on how the 2017 UNC men's basketball team couldn't win a national title (spoiler alert: it did) and his piece on the 2016 men's lacrosse team playing for coach Joe Breschi and his son Michael. 

Jeremy currently works for The Enquirer Journal in Monroe, NC, covering Union County high school sports.

Follow Jeremy on Twitter @jbo_vernon