New Haven Register Sports Editor Sean Barker was presented with the first Dave Solomon Media Award Tuesday night at the New Haven Open at Yale. Solomon, a major presence at the tennis tournament, a 35-year employee of the New Haven Register and a prominent voice of Connecticut sports, was killed in a car accident on Aug. 6. Barker has covered the tournament since 1993, when he was a writer for the Connecticut Post. He joined the Register in 1999 and was named sports editor in 2006.
December 8, 2011
[...] He is a past chairman of the Associated Press Sports Editors organization, a past president of the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance and recipient of the Art McGinley Award for Meritorious Service. Earlier this year, he was presented with the first Dave Solomon Media Award. [...]