jheadshotJessica Rudis is a writer, multimedia journalist, and social community manager. She earned her Master of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York with a broadcast and digital media concentration. She started her career at The Boston Globe as a local correspondent, where she wrote stories for Boston.com and various sections of the paper. One of her stories about a family’s fight to keep a beloved pet chicken was the inspiration for a segment on the ABC news magazine show “Chronicle.” Jessica has also been an editor of a local Huffington Post Media Group digital daily paper and has written and produced work for a number of other outlets.

Before she attended Columbia, she graduated summa cum laude from Simmons College with a double major in communications and political science. She received departmental honors in each major and was a member of the school’s honors academy. During her time at Simmons she was an editor for The Simmons Voice and interned at the Massachusetts State House and Chicago Public Radio.

Jessica is passionate about news, politics, technology, and learning new things. She has been interested in radio since her senior year of high school, when she had a radio show on WNTH (New Trier High School Radio) and spent a quarter of the year at Chicago Public Radio assisting a producer working on “Aid to Mongolia,” a story that aired on Worldview’s Global Activism series.

In addition to writing, reporting, producing, and doing social media, Jessica has helped edit two books, studied and presented trends in user-generated journalism back when it was first emerging, and she appeared alongside rapper Lil Bow Wow in “Roll Bounce,” one of the worst movies ever made.

You can contact her at JessicaRudis (at) Gmail.com.