New writer joins staff
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.