As the political reporter for The News-Times, I am responsible for coverage of both local and state politics including Danbury City Hall and the area's delegation to the General Assembly.
In today's world, working as a journalist requires much more than writing a well reported story on deadline. It also requires posting frequent updates of breaking news items to both the web and Twitter. Blog updates that refer to the day's headlines are also a common practice and help bring readers deeper into the web site for a more interactive experience.
I am also routinely called upon as the lead writer on Sunday centerpiece packages that involves the coordination with other writers as well as photographers and graphic designers to develop an offering for the readers that goes beyond the news of the day and provides in depth analysis of current trends.
While my beat is centered around politics, I also focus on transportation and immigration issues that affect our communities - a variety of both blue collar and affluent towns with a diverse population base.
I was also a member of the group's political team that provided coverage of state and federal elections. As a member of a group that includes four daily newspapers, we were able to provide in depth coverage of all the races during the campaigns and up to the minute updates on election night that was unparalleled by other media outlets in the state.