Lumen News Team – Lumen Student News

Lumen News Team

Kayla Ayres


As a student at Boston University, Kayla’s curiosity about the world and love for current events drew her to journalism. For the past seven years, she’s worked as an anchor and reporter across the U.S. covering major stories including Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the Department of Justice’s investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department, and the 2016 presidential election from the key battleground state of North Carolina.

Raj Nair


Raj’s career journey spans dozens of Hollywood red carpet events, to reporting at multiple college football national championship games, to gigs with Rolling Stone and ESPN to hosting a show for young people called “Liberty Treehouse” on TheBlaze TV Network. Currently, Raj co-leads an initiative connecting millennial Christians with the people of the Holy Land called Israel Collective.

Eric Pearce

Executive Producer

Eric is a digital strategy consultant with over thirteen years of experience in digital and broadcast media. As the former SVP of Programming & Operations for Newsmax TV, SVP of TV Operations at TheBlaze, and Producer with CNN, Eric offers a unique perspective on content development, production and business operations.

Tudor Dixon

Chief Executive Officer

Tudor’s interest in news and television production began while working at the local Fox affiliate during her time as a student at the University of Kentucky. After college, she joined the team that launched a teen variety show called Trackers on the Oxygen Television Network as a production assistant. Tudor has since moved back to the Midwest and focused her career on manufacturing business-to-business sales and management. She is excited to combine her management and television experience in her role at Lumen Student News.