Xavier Ward is an award-winning journalist based in Boise, Idaho covering Ada County government and the Ada County Highway District.

Previously he was based in Chicago and the editor of The Highland Park Landmark in the suburb of Highland Park. He also edits the online editorial journal The Social Humanist.

He got his start writing for the award-winning regional newspaper The Gazette in Janesville, Wisconsin, covering Walworth County, Town of Beloit and Rock County government.

Xavier’s love for journalism and writing began at Beloit College’s school newspaper, The Round Table. He started as an illustrator but quickly worked his way up to section editor.

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and lived there for a number of years before moving to Peoria, Illinois shortly before high school.

He graduated from Beloit College in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and German.

You can contact him by using the contact portal or on Twitter @XavierAWard.

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