Spectator is Columbia's largest student-run media group. We are the parent organization of the Columbia Daily Spectator, The Eye, and Spectrum. 

Our Mission

Spectator's mission has two parts equal in importance. We create publications and products united by a goal of helping our audience make the most out of their Columbia experience. Spectator has a 143-year tradition of doing this through journalism, and we still know that our best and most effective work comes through telling in-depth, well reported stories that hold those in power accountable for the decisions they make. 

What our staff gets out of the experience of working at Spectator is as important to us as the work we do. We take the growth and development of our staff members so seriously that we consider them an explicit part of our mission, not of secondary benefit to what Spectator creates. Through doing the work of journalism, business, and technology, our staff members grow as people, thinkers, and leaders in a way that is transferable to any industry. We encourage anyone interested in joining Spectator to check our recruitment page or email join@columbiaspectator.com


Email: info@specpublishing.com
Mail: 490 Riverside Dr., Room 414, New York, NY 10027
Phone (Main Office): (212) 854-9549, (Editor in Chief): (609) 731-9330

Meet our team

Corporate Board

Katherine Gerberich
President, Spectator
Editor in Chief, Columbia Daily Spectator 

Rahil Kamath
Vice President, Spectator
Managing Editor, Columbia Daily Spectator 

Nima Mozhgani
Vice President, Spectator
Publisher, Columbia Daily Spectator 

Board of Trustees:


Stuart Karle, Chair

Beth Knobel, Vice Chair

Wendy Brandes

Chase Behringer

Ernest Brod

Ben Cotton

Duchesne Drew

Megan Greenwell

Sara Just

Rabbi Stephen Lerner

Nekesa Moody

Joy Resmovits

Steven Waldman

managing board:  

Editor in Chief: Katherine Gerberich

Managing Editor: Rahil Kamath

Publisher: Nima Mozhgani

News Editor: Karen Xia

Editorial Page Editors: Kaili Meier & Erin Neil

Arts & Entertainment Editor: Sarah Beckley

Spectrum Editor: Grace Lin

Head Copy Editor: Philip Kim

Design Editor: Michelle Shin

Photo Editor: Natalie Guerra

Managing Editor, The Eye: Julian Shen-Berro

Revenue Director: Noel Martinez

Head of Product: Kevin Li

Head of Engineering: Arsalaan Ansari

Engagement Director: Isabel Jauregui

Staff Director: Cheryl Wang


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