Traci Neal, a Middletown native with more than 25 years experience as a reporter and editor, has been named managing editor of The Middletown Press.
She was most recently copy chief for six years at Catholic Digest in New London, and previously worked as a copy editor at the Hartford Advocate, an editor at Hometown Newspaper Group in East Haddam and a features writer for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester.
Neal started her career in 1988 as a reporter and editor at the Hamden Chronicle. Her new role is a homecoming of sorts. She worked as a police and courts reporter at The Middletown Press from 1991 to 1993. She also delivered the newspaper as a child growing up in Middletown.