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Observer elects next top Editor

Sam Davis | Monday, February 9, 2009

The Observer General Board elected News Editor Jenn Metz as the 2009-2010 Editor-in-Chief Sunday.

Metz, a junior English and Romance Languages major with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, is a native of Westfield, N.J. who joined The Observer in her freshman year.

Metz, who lives in Cavanaugh Hall, covered a variety of stories for three semesters before studying abroad in Rome during the spring of 2008.

“I’m honored at the opportunity to take over as Editor-in-Chief and to follow in the footsteps of the others who’ve held the position during my time at the University,” Metz said.

Metz became News Editor in the fall of 2008 and led The Observer’s coverage of the presidential race and Notre Dame’s role in it. She also wrote about and directed coverage of student relations with the University and the South Bend community, among many other issues, and recruited new writers to work at The Observer.

“Jenn has done a fantastic job this past semester as News Editor,” outgoing Editor-in-Chief Chris Hine said. “She has a great relationship with everybody in the office and I have full confidence that she’ll do a great job over the next year.”

During her tenure, Metz said she hopes to “uphold the reputation of The Observer as a reliable source for news on campus and to keep students talking about what matters at Notre Dame.”

Metz will take over as Editor-In-Chief on March 1.