Investigative Reporter, Data Coordinator
Jared Rutecki manages the BGA databases, and creates stories on state and local government matters, including pensions, payroll and public safety. He has sent more than 1,500 public-records requests a year on average since 2016.
Jared was an Annenberg National Health Fellow at the University of Southern California in 2021. He has won or shared local and national reporting honors including the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award, an EPPY Award, a Chicago/Midwest Emmy, Edward R. Murrow Award, Peter Lisagor Awards, Herman Kogan Awards and Sarah Brown Boyden Awards.
As a web producer at The Columbus Dispatch for nine years, he produced video, wrote stories and developed applications for a variety of sites with an emphasis on breaking news. He began his career as a web producer at ThisWeek News, managing content for 24 community newspapers.
He received his B.A. in journalism from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio and his M.S. in journalism with an emphasis in new media from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.