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TJ Rigg
TJ Rigg has worked for The Sunflower since August 2012, when he started as a general assignment reporter. Eventually, he added additional responsibilities of copy editing stories and taking photos for assignments before being named Editor-in-Chief in March 2014. He served in the position for a year before resuming his responsibilities as a reporter and copy editor. Under his leadership, The Sunflower earned the All-Kansas award at the 2015 Kansas Collegiate Media conference. The award is the highest level award a newspaper staff can receive at the conference. In addition to The Sunflower, he was written stories for other publications including The Butler County Times Gazette, Andover American, Flint Hills Media Project and more. Rigg also works for KWCH 12 Eyewitness News, the CBS-affiliate in Wichita, as an associate producer. He helps other producers with their shows by writing stories, building graphics, editing video, etc. He also fills in and produces shows as needed and contributes to the station website and social media pages. After college, he plans to continue his work with Eyewitness News as a news producer, with the ultimate goal of producing the 10 p.m. weeknight newscast.

TJ Rigg, Reporter/Copy Editor

Apr 13, 2017
Estes keeps 4th District red, Thompson announces 2018 candidacy (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Documentary directed by WSU grad to screen on campus (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
Ron Estes wins 4th District Special Election, keeps district red (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
Thompson, Rockhold rep discuss issues in WSU forum, Estes absent (Story/Photo)
Apr 05, 2017
SGA hosting forum for 4th District candidates (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Marriage: No thanks (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Small wedding, big celebration (Story)
Mar 16, 2017
SGA vice president shown as administrator on protestors’ Facebook group (Story/Photo)
Mar 16, 2017
Don’t sit this one out (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
Last day to register to vote in 4th District special election (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Report: Brownback has been named ambassador to UN for food, agriculture (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Rigg: House Bill would end Environmental Protection Agency (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Non-profit launches in Kansas to benefit foster children (Story/Photo)
Feb 22, 2017
Admissions teams with media resource center to create customized videos (Story)
Feb 20, 2017
Former Wichita mayor announces candidacy for governor (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
State parties select nominees for 4th District special election (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Rigg: Law would restore teachers’ due process rights (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Student spends semester interning for Michelle Obama’s office (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Rigg: Senators should change vote on DeVos’ appointment (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
ODI program coordinator takes on role as assistant director (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Lawmakers consider halting concealed carry on college campuses (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Homecoming 2017 begins Monday (Story)
Jan 19, 2017
Looking back at President Obama’s presidency (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Donation of $1 million to preserve university’s outdoor art collection (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Donald Trump elected 45th president of the United States (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Republican incumbent Mike Pompeo retains seat in Congress (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Jerry Moran retains seat in U.S. Senate (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
Wichita State to build parking garage on campus by July 2017 (Story/Photo)
Nov 04, 2016
State court permanently blocks Secretary of State’s dual voter registration system (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
Documentary to get encore screening (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
4th District Race: Democrat Dan Giroux (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Top 10 horror movie killers (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Best classic horror films to watch for Halloween (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Statehouse race features high numbers of Democrats, moderate Republicans (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Rigg: The 2016 election is more than just the presidential race (Story)
Oct 28, 2016
Affidavit releases chilling details in death of Wichita State student (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
Documentary succeeds with powerful storytelling (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
Kansas’ voter registration day looms (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
WSU hosts debate for 4th Congressional District candidates (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Candidates speak about deadly police shootings, campaign in battleground states (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Graduation student enjoys role as circulation clerk (Story)
Sep 15, 2016
Former Secretary of State Powell’s emails show issues with Clinton, Trump (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Mattress store’s ‘Twin Towers sale’ commercial disgusts (Story)
Sep 11, 2016
America pays tribute on 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Trump, Clinton focusing on military, veterans, foreign policy (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Former governors call for retention of Supreme Court justices (Story)
Jul 11, 2016
University announces addition of Westin Element Hotel to Innovation Campus (Story)
May 05, 2016
Reflections on the past year of SGA, looking ahead to next year (Story)
May 02, 2016
Wichita bidding farewell to two of its finest news anchors (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
SGA passes resolution opposing governor’s budget options (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
SGA starts 59th session (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
SGA delays resolution recommending diversity training for faculty, staff (Story)
Apr 12, 2016
Kansas making steps toward ending rape kit backlog (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
SGA passes second recommended student fees allocations (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
Shepard, Azad win student body elections (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
SGA hears revised student fees allocations, vote happening next week (Story)
Mar 10, 2016
SGA passes resolution recommending removal of plus/minus grading (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
Student groups plead case to SGA for student fees funding (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
Breaking down the numbers, process of student fees (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
SGA opposes two state legislature bills (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Hillary for Kansas opens Wichita office (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
SGA swears in new engineering senator (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Engineering students bring concerns to SGA (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
SGA members travel to Topeka, meet for Higher Education Day (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Wichita fire crews respond Wednesday to building fire report at McKnight (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
SGA seeks to fill Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Senate positions (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Film produced by fine arts students, faculty to be screened (Story)
Jan 21, 2016
SGA prepares for spring semester (Story)
Dec 04, 2015
Shepard remains in office, self-authored resolution doesn’t pass (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Tunnel of Oppression brings awareness of oppressive issues to Wichita State (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Shepard: ‘I was prepared to resign’ (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
Sexton removed as SGA adviser (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
New out-of-state senator, adviser join SGA (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Communication lecturer commended by SGA for ‘outstanding performance’ (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
SGA senators clad in costume for meeting (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
Student’s Princess Project works to serve underserved, underrepresented women (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
SGA working on bill to promote campus safety (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Preliminary coroner’s report rules death in Shocker Hall as suicide (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
No foul play suspected in student death at Shocker Hall (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
Halloween-themed concert to feature familiar tunes, costumed performers (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
Former student body president recognized as President Emeritus (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
SGA appoints Army veteran as Senator At-Large (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
Long SGA debates center on diversity (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
SGA recognizes pre-veterinary club as campus organization (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
In candidate race, nobody is winning yet (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
Academics Committee to start brainstorming ideas to serve students (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
Fine arts students, professors shooting feature film (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
Quiz: Which career best suits you? (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Boys & Girls Club partners with Wichita State (Story)
Sep 17, 2015
SGA plans to recruit first-time students (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
SGA appoints new chairman of newly formed Academics Committee (Story)
Sep 09, 2015
Preventative date rape measures cause controversy (Story)
Sep 09, 2015
Weekly drink guide (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
SGA debates bill promoting Boys and Girls Club partnership (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
Blood drives honor memory of student killed in attack (Story)
Aug 30, 2015
Campus concert series continues with Calamity Cubes! (Story)
Aug 27, 2015
Students seek out SGA for assistance (Story)
Aug 24, 2015
Resolution honors student killed in terrorist attack (Story)
Aug 23, 2015
Sunflower Spotlight: On Wilma Moore-Black (Story)
Aug 16, 2015
Bardo says enrollment numbers are ‘incomplete’ (Story)
Aug 14, 2015
President Bardo gives update on Innovation University (Story)
Jun 30, 2014
Media briefing (Story)