Jackie Borchardt serves as Columbus bureau chief at the Cincinnati Enquirer. Borchardt has covered Ohio government and politics since 2012. She joined 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. Borchardt has reported on a little bit of everything on the politics beat: presidential elections, ballot issues, public corruption and important legislation. 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.