USA TODAY Travel Reporters

You may have seen some new benchmarks in USA TODAY, so let me formally introduce the new travel team.

Three new consumer travel journalists have joined the team this summer, covering everything you need to know to plan, enjoy and get the most out of your next trip.

I’m Josh Rivera, Travel Editor, and I’ve been at USA TODAY since 2016 in various roles as Opinion Editor, Consumer Editor, and Audience Editor.

As travel recovered following the lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to shift from primarily covering restrictions and protocols to reflecting the needs of our audience (you!). Whether you’re traveling for work, to visit family or just have a great vacation, we look forward to being a trusted source of news to help you throughout your journey, along with our 10Best and Reviewed partners.

If you’re on the run or just love us so much you don’t want to miss anything we do, you can subscribe to our travel newsletter (click here).

The USA TODAY travel team remains committed to highlighting the experiences of underrepresented communities while traveling and is always looking for ways to incorporate them into our daily stories.

You can follow me on Twitter @Josh1Riveraor contact me at [email protected] with any submissions.

Freelancers can submit proposals using this form (click here), but if you need special accommodations, you can email me directly. Due to the volume of submissions, please allow a reasonable amount of time for a response.

Without further ado, here’s USA TODAY’s new travel team.

Who covers national parks and theme parks at USA TODAY?

Eve Chen is a consumer travel reporter who focuses on national parks, theme parks and diversity in travel, exploring how our identities shape the way we experience the world. Long before she covered parks, she was the park expert for friends and family. Prior to joining the travel team, Eve was a senior producer in Gannett’s Video Production Center, focusing on breaking news and trends. Follow him on Twitter @chenwilliams.

She can be reached at [email protected]

USA TODAY reporter Eve Chen

Some of Eve’s recent work:

Who covers cruises at USA TODAY?

Nathan Diller is a consumer travel reporter who focuses on cruises. Diller was a recurring freelance travel reporter who worked closely with The Washington Post’s By The Way vertical, where he covered travel restrictions and general travel features. He is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and has served as a fact-checker for BDG’s lifestyle features and was previously a DCist staff writer covering breaking news and features. Follow him on Twitter @nateclaydiller.

He can be reached at [email protected]

USA TODAY reporter Nathan Diller

Some of Nathan’s recent work:

Who covers air travel at USA TODAY?

Zach Wichter is a consumer travel reporter focusing on airlines. Wichter has been an aviation reporter for both The Points Guy and The New York Times, covering details about aircraft, the effects of climate change on air travel and the industry at large during the pandemic. He came to USA TODAY from Bankrate where he worked as a mortgage reporter. Follow him on Twitter @zlwichter.

USA TODAY reporter Zach Wichter

He can be reached at [email protected]

Some of Zach’s recent work:

Who covers consumer travel and Hawaii news at USA TODAY?

Kathleen Wong is a consumer travel journalist focusing on trending travel content and Hawaii news. Kathleen previously contributed to USA TODAY as a freelancer, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Cut, Vice and more. She is a meticulous writer with a passion for local issues in Hawaii. Follow him on Twitter @Katmarwong.

She can be reached at [email protected]

Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY reporter

Some of Kathleen’s recent work:

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