As Delaware LIVE News closes in on its second anniversary as a locally-owned news business focused on hyperlocal news and information across the First State, the company welcomes Jarek Rutz to the newsroom as its premier education journalist.
“Our communities have been proactively engaging in their local schools at an unprecedented level and we intend to provide detailed reporting of the depth of viewpoints that exist,” said Delaware LIVE News CEO Bryan Shupe. “The discussions surrounding student proficiency, career and job readiness, curriculum content, allocation of funding and school board elections will be brought forth through traditional journalism to engage a well-rounded dialogue about Delaware’s education system.”
Raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jarek earned a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 2021. After running CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s YouTube channel, Jarek became a reporter for the Bucks County Herald before joining Delaware LIVE News.
“I have always had a passion for education. My father is a lifelong teacher, and my sister is a teacher in Philadelphia,” said Rutz. “Education paves the way to economic and social prosperity, and it is vital that residents of Delaware know more about the local decisions and discussions that have real impact on their daily lives.”
Jarek can be reached at [email protected].
In just under two years, Delaware LIVE has strengthened its hyperlocal approach to community news throughout the First State with a focus on Delaware’s difference makers and local entrepreneurs.
With the acquisitions of Town Square LIVE, in the Hockessin, Pike Creek, North Wilmington and Brandywine Hundred region; and Milford LIVE, in Kent and Sussex County, the company has reinforced its commitment to engage local residents with their local schools, businesses, government, healthcare and communities.
In addition, Delaware LIVE Sports connects First State families with their favorite Delaware high school teams and players on a daily basis as they livestream sports in each county, focusing on fall, winter and spring seasons.
Delaware LIVE’s three digital Weekly Reviews deliver customized local news through email, while the company’s three hyperlocal websites and social media platforms interact with readers throughout the day. Readers can sign up here for their own free subscription of the reviews.
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