Jackie Borchardt named Columbus bureau chief for Enquirer
The Enquirer has named Jackie Borchardt its new Columbus bureau chief.
Borchardt has covered Ohio government and politics since 2012. She joins the Enquirer after nearly five years as the lead Statehouse reporter for cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer. She previously worked for the Dayton Daily News in its Columbus bureau.
“I’m excited to join the Pulitzer Prize-winning Enquirer team that serves its community with impactful investigations, enlightening features and ambitious journalism that moves the conversation forward,” Borchardt said.
Borchardt, who will join Jessie Balmert in the statehouse bureau, has reported on a little bit of everything on the politics beat: presidential elections, ballot issues, public corruption and important legislation.
Most recently, her stories about the state budget and Ohio’s nascent medical marijuana program earned first place in the best government reporting category in the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists’ annual contest.
Borchardt is a graduate of the University of Rochester and has a master’s degree in print and digital news from the Missouri School of Journalism. She lives in Columbus with her husband, who is a photojournalist, and their two daughters.