Reporters take on new beats at New Haven Register

18 Sep

The New Haven Register is shuffling some local reporting beats, and moving into new offices.

The final touches are placed on a sign at the New Haven Register's new office at 100 Gando Drive in New Haven.

The final touches are placed on a sign at the New Haven Register’s new office at 100 Gando Drive in New Haven.

After a year and a half covering the towns of East Haven and Branford, Evan Lips will move to the New Haven city hall beat. Before joining the Register, Lips was a reporter for our sister daily, The Sun of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Mercy Quaye will cover East Haven and Branford, moving from the paper’s breaking news team. She previously worked as a reporter at the Register’s sister daily, The Register Citizen, in Torrington.

Kristin Stoller will move from the breaking news team to a beat reporter position covering the towns of Guilford, Madison and North Branford. She is a recent graduate of Penn State.

Keldy Ortiz will move from the breaking news team to a beat reporter position covering Hamden and North Haven. Before joining the Register, he was a sports reporter at the Victoria Advocate in Texas.

Brian Charles will move from a general assignment reporter role focusing on poverty to the New Haven police and public safety beat. Before joining the Register, he worked at one of its sister newspapers, the Pasadena Star-News in California.

Ed Stannard is now covering Yale University, transitioning from a general assignment reporter role. He will also continue to write about transportation, religion and health care. Ed is a veteran Register journalist who previously served as the newspaper’s metro editor and community engagement editor.

Michelle Tuccitto Sullo will focus on federal courts and major stories from the Naugatuck Valley in addition to her investigative reporting role. Michelle is a longtime Register reporter who previously served as Naugatuck Valley bureau chief.

Later this fall Jennifer Swift will move to the city reporting staff with a focus on education. Until then, she will continue to focus on state politics and Connecticut’s November election campaigns. Jennifer joined the Register in 2012 and previously covered East Haven.

Over the weekend, the newspaper will relocate from 40 Sargent Drive on New Haven’s Long Wharf, its home since 1981, to new offices at 100 Gando Drive in New Haven, off Exit 8 of I-91.

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