Middletown Press, Register Citizen, West Hartford News welcome new reporters

27 Nov

We’re pleased to welcome new reporters at the Middletown Press and The Register Citizen.

Jim Salemi, a former reporter for Rivereast Bulletin, Hometown Journal and the Queens Chronicle in New York, is covering the city of Middletown. He loves politics and has already done some freelance stories for the Press. Jim can be reached at 860-347-3331, ext. 288, and jsalemi@middletownpress.com. Follow him on Twitter @jimsalemi.

Lauren Sievert, a 2010 Quinnipiac University graduate from Meriden, has joined us as a cops, courts and general assignment reporter. She was heavily involved with her online campus newspaper, Quad News, and did a four-month internship at News 8, where they still remember her solid news judgment. Lauren can be reached at 860-347-3331, ext. 215, and lsievert@middletownpress.com. Follow her on Twitter @laurensievertmp.

Kathleen Schassler, or Kat, as she likes to be called, has joined us as our West Hartford reporter. She has written for the Hartford Courant, the Southington Observer and the Rutland Herald in Vermont. She is currently getting her master’s degree at Quinnipiac University. She can be reached at 860-347-3331, ext. 160, and kschassler@westhartfordnews.com. Follow her on Twitter @imkat17 and @whartfordnews.

Debbi Morello, a veteran photojournalist, has joined The Register Citizen as a staff reporter. Deb has covered wars, conflict and poverty in Bosnia, Chechnya, Haiti, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq and Palestine. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. She has also worked for international humanitarian organizations including the United Nations World Food Program. She can be reached at 860-489-3121, ext. 328, and dmorello@registercitizen.com. Follow her on Twitter @debmorello.

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