Tina Bridenstine is a reporter and Lifestyles editor for The Shawnee News-Star. She graduated from St. Gregory's University in Shawnee in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts. Following graduation, she worked at the Southwest Daily Times in Liberal, Kansas, as a reporter, photographer, and designer. She returned to Shawnee in 2009, taking a job as a page designer at the News-Star, with occasional forays into reporting, photography, column writing, and acting as editor of She's OK magazine. Tina transitioned back into reporting in 2021.