The Hatchet staff elected junior Brianna Gurciullo as its next editor in chief Tuesday night.
Gurciullo, who is double majoring in political science and journalism, will lead The Hatchet for its 111th year starting in May.
The Meriden, Conn. native steered news coverage of crime, construction, lawsuits and city politics last year – penning stories on sexual assault cases in GW Hospital and mishandled police responses to gun threats. She now reports on topics like student life, financial aid and admissions.
She will oversee several large projects to be completed over the next few months: a website redesign, the launch of a mobile app, and the move from The Hatchet’s G Street townhouse to a new office on F Street.
Gurciullo has written for The Hatchet since her freshman year, but also found time to play on GW’s Ultimate Frisbee team.
She will also take over as president of Hatchet Publications, Inc., pending approval of The Hatchet’s Board of Directors in May.
The Hatchet is an editorially and financially independent student newspaper serving the GW community. First published in 1904, it is the second oldest continuously published newspaper in the District, after The Washington Post.
It earned college media’s top prize – a Pacemaker award – for best non-daily paper this year.