Kiersten Schmidt is the lead sports designer for The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. She's formerly worked at Gannett's Asbury Park Design Studio, where she was the lead sports designer for the Asbury Park Press, as well as Florida Freedom Newspapers in Panama City and the Cape Cod Times of Massachusetts.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Kiersten was heavily involved in the production of Ibis, UM's award-winning yearbook, and worked as a designer for the student newspaper, The Miami Hurricane. Kiersten knows It's All About The U.

In her spare time, Kiersten enjoys going to Yankee games, talking about the Yankees and reading about the Yankees. A born-and-raised New Yorker, she also enjoys exploring the city and escaping to the Jersey Shore in the summer.

Contact her at She promises not to respond in the third person.

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