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Braeden Waddell

Braeden Waddell (he/him/his) is a podcast lover and avid train enthusiast in his final year at American University. His focus is audio storytelling and data journalism. After school, Braeden hopes to work as an investigative reporter for a nonprofit news organization like ProPublica or the Reveal Podcast from CIR. When he isn't being yelled at for asking basic questions, you can find him baking banana bread, riding his bike or trying to build the perfect campfire.


Fun Fact: I'm an unofficial world record holder for the fastest time traveling to all metro stations in D.C.

Braeden Waddell, Multimedia Editor in Chief

Jun 18, 2020
New housing landscape, hybrid classes as AU preps for semester during pandemic (Story)
Jun 09, 2020
58 Resident assistants sign letter demanding AUPD reforms and an end to relationship with MPD (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
AU WCL student bar association president resigns over “reprehensible, immoral and incredibly damaging” racist tweets (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Deaths in the District, Part I (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Suspicious Spending in Student Government (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
AU faces more federal investigations into its handling of sexual violence cases than any other university (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Ratastrophe D.C.: City rodent complaints reach record high (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
An AU student protested the university’s investment in fossil fuels – she was fined, fired, and prevented from studying abroad (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
#HandsOffGianna: AU students protest in solidarity with black student pulled out of her room (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Former student with learning disability says AU discriminated against her (Story)
Aug 04, 2019
“Plans to Prosper You”; Katzen Museum hosts exhibition on historically Black communities from Montgomery County, Maryland (Story)
May 06, 2019
Played and Unpaid: AU Interns Speak Out (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
Ripped From The Wall, Addiction at AU, Part III: The Response (Story)
Mar 01, 2019
Ripped From The Wall, Addiction at AU, Part II: The Science (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Locals protest to protect historically black cemetery, three arrested (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Professor Profile: Margaret Stogner (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Ripped From the Wall: Episode 3, American Gets Hazed (Story)