USA TODAY Travel Reporters

You may have seen some new lines on USA TODAY, so let me officially introduce the new Travel team.

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

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

As travel recovered from 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 nice vacation, we hope to be a trusted source of news to help you throughout your journey – along with our partners at 10Best and Reviewed .

If you’re on the run or just love us so much you don’t want to miss a thing, consider subscribing to our Travel newsletter (click here).

The USA TODAY Travel team remains dedicated to highlighting the experiences of underrepresented communities in travel and is always looking for ways to include them in our daily stories.

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

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

Without further ado, here’s the new USA TODAY Travel Team.

Who covers national parks and theme parks on USA TODAY?

Eve Chen is a consumer travel reporter focusing 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 parks expert for friends and family. Prior to joining the travel team, Eve was a senior producer in Gannett’s Video Production Center, focused on breaking news and trends. Give her a follow on Twitter @chenwilliams.

He can be reached at [email protected].

USA TODAY reporter Eve Chen

Some recent work from Eva:

Who covers cruises at USA TODAY?

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

He can be reached at [email protected]

USA TODAY reporter Nathan Diller

Some recent work by Nathan:

Who covers air travel at USA TODAY?

Zach Wichter is a consumer travel reporter focused 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 as a whole during the pandemic. He came to USA TODAY from Bankrate where he worked as a mortgage reporter. Give him a follow on Twitter @zlwichter.

USA TODAY reporter Zach Wichter

He can be reached at [email protected]

Some recent work by Zach:

Who covers consumer travel and Hawaii news at USA TODAY?

Kathleen Wong is a consumer travel reporter 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. Give her a follow on Twitter @Katmarwong.

You can reach him at [email protected]

USA TODAY reporter Kathleen Wong

Some recent work by Kathleen:

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