Thanks to Capitol Watch for letting us know that Chris Keating and Jon Lender of the Hartford Courant were named the state’s two best political reporters by the Washington Post political blog The Fix.
WTNH’s Mark Davis was able to get an exclusive interview with author Brian McDonald. Mr. McDonald is the author of the highly controversial book, “In the Middle of the Night”, which recounts the Cheshire home invasion.
Kudos to Mark on snagging the interview.
Former Hartford Courant consumer columnist George Gombossy has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court. As George’s blog reports, the suit was filed “under the Connecticut free speech statute that protects workers from retribution for exercising their First Amendment rights in the workplace. It is the strongest free speech statute in the country. This is the first time that the statute has been used to challenge a media company’s attempt to protect its advertisers from adverse publicity.”
The reponse from the Courant: “George Gombossy has consistently mischaracterized the circumstances surrounding his departure from The Hartford Courant for his own personal gain. Mr. Gombossy was not under any contract requiring his continued employment as our consumer reporter, and a business decision was made to move in another direction that did not require his particular talents.”
For some further discussion of the lawsuit check out the Courant Alumni blog.
Listeners are calling in to WPLR in New Haven to express how much they will miss Megan Doll, part of the morning team on Chaz & A.J.’s show, after she announced last week she’s leaving. The broadcast on Friday, October 2nd will be her last.
(Pictured: Chaz, Billy Winn, Megan & A.J.)
And for good reason. When Ray Dunaway of WTIC NewsTalk 1080 hit the top of the hour this Saturday morning he noted that Aaron Kupec wouldn’t be delivering the news because he’s getting married today. Congratulations to Aaron and glad he has a nice sunny day for the nuptials.
Chris “Franchise” Frances filled in for his colleague.