The Laurel contacted George Gombossy, the Hartford Courant’s high profile “Watchdog” consumer columnist, when we heard that he was leaving the newspaper. Apparently his last day is August 14th. We’ve been told that there were journalistic differences over George’s column, including a specific issue regarding an advertiser that he wanted to cover.
George would only confirm that he is “leaving the Courant after having the honor of working there for 40 years and two months.” But he also confirmed that his departure was not voluntary.
We can’t begin to list the stories that George has broken during his years at the Courant (though the Colonial Realty scandal of the late 80s is a highlight).
George can be contacted through Facebook at George Gombossy, on Twitter at twitter.com/ctwatchdog and on his personal email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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