The Hatchet’s staff elected junior Jarrod Wardwell as the next editor in chief Saturday night.
Wardwell, a journalism and mass communication major hailing from Boston, Ma., will lead the paper’s 119th volume, which starts in May.
He currently leads The Hatchet’s news coverage as the senior news editor, where he’s overseen reporting on the departure of former University President Thomas LeBlanc, GW’s campus reopening and allegations of racism and ableism in the classroom.
The previous year, Wardwell covered the 2020 election, police reform, local COVID-19 transmission concerns and documents that cataloged former GW President Cloyd Heck Marvin’s racist University policies as the assistant news editor overseeing Metro coverage.
Wardwell’s goals for the paper include building diversity, equity and inclusion, addressing mental health among staff members and fostering partnerships with student organizations.
When he’s not editing stories you can find him running on the National Mall, cheering on the Boston Red Sox and finding the best Italian restaurants the D.C. area has to offer.
He will also become the president of Hatchet Publications, Inc., pending approval by The Hatchet’s Board of Directors.
The Hatchet is an editorially and financially independent student newspaper serving the GW and Foggy Bottom community. It is the second oldest D.C. newspaper after The Washington Post.