New writer joins staff

Kent County News - - NEWS -

CH­ESTER­TOWN — Jack Rodgers has joined the Kent

County News as a staff writer. Rodgers is a Delaware na­tive from Mil­ford. A grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of Delaware, Rodgers has de­grees in English and cre­ative writ­ing. In ad­di­tion to this, Rodgers spent three suc­cess­ful years on the stu­dent news­pa­per, The Re­view.

“We’re ex­cited to have Jack join our staff,” said Kent

County News Ed­i­tor Daniel Divilio. “He rec­og­nizes the im­por­tant role lo­cal news­pa­pers and re­porters play in keep­ing the com­mu­nity in­formed.”

Rodgers ini­tially joined The Re­view as a news as­sign­ment ed­i­tor, then was pro­moted to sports features ed­i­tor and fi­nally man­ag­ing sports ed­i­tor his se­nior year. Dur­ing his time at The Re­view, Rodgers placed sec­ond in the Delaware Press Awards for a com­pre­hen­sive piece on Ti­tle IX reg­u­la­tions and their ef­fects on men and women’s col­le­giate sports.

Dur­ing his ten­ure as man­ag­ing sports ed­i­tor, Rodgers re-de­signed lay­outs of his sec­tion and man­aged three to four re­porters a week.

Rodgers also has worked for Gan­nett, par­ent com­pany of USA To­day, in As­bury Park, N.J. as a copy ed­i­tor, where he spent time edit­ing and de­sign­ing pa­pers from New York, New Jersey and Penn­syl­va­nia.

Rodgers has been writ­ing since the age of 15, first pub­lish­ing a fic­tion story about skim-board­ing on the Delaware shores.

From there, Rodgers free­lanced mul­ti­ple pieces to lo­cal and global publications in­clud­ing Delaware Beach

Life, Xtra Mag­a­zine and Out­door Delaware, where he was fea­tured twice as au­thor of the month.

Rodgers is an ac­tive gui­tarist, hav­ing played for more than 15 years, and a lover of the out­doors, hav­ing of­ten spent time in Fair Hill while at the Univer­sity of Delaware.

He can be reached at 443239-6343 or jrodgers@thekent­coun­tynews.com.

JACK RODGERS

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