Joe Preiner

Reporter/Web producer

I began working for the Journal-World in July of 2009. My responsibilities as a web producer and overnight reporter include maintaining the Web Site at and covering any breaking news that may occur during the late night/early morning hours.

I graduated from Kansas University with degrees in journalism and psychology. While at the university, I worked for the school's newspaper writing both sports and news stories along with serving as a campus editor. I chose to get involved in journalism because of the profession's lack of monotony.

When not on the job I like to concern myself with activities competitive in nature. I use sports such as soccer, disc golf and sand volleyball as ways to relax and pass time.

My favorite word has always been "drink." I like the way it sounds and it reminds me of Plinko on The Price is Right. Persnickety is a close second.

Recent Stories

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Fans crushed by KU's exit from NCAA tournament

Snow showers only dampened the mood of Jayhawk fans who poured out onto Massachusetts Street Sunday after Kansas University’s heartbreaking loss to Virginia Commonwealth. “Just another March Madness let down,” Andrew DeBoest said.

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Fans savor victory over rival KSU

KU fan Craig Bastemeyer has been waiting for this for the last 25 years.

Rivalry games not always easy for KU-KSU couples

Thomas Morefield and Maren Roesler are not typical Jayhawk and Wildcat basketball fans.

KU-KSU rivalry puts friendships on hold

Darin Fyffe and Matt Koster have known one another for 10 years.

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Fans share how they ‘bring luck’ to team

Rodney Stephenson is one of the reasons Kansas University won against Texas A&M University on Friday evening. At least he thinks so.

Fans brave cold to rejoice in style at Big 12 tourney

The cold, dreary weather blanketing Kansas City’s Power and Light District Thursday didn’t keep many Kansas University fans away.

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