Connecticut’s first lady Cathy Malloy has been named the new leader of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, a non-profit organization a few blocks away from the State Capitol that helps organize Taste of Hartford, sends children to art camp during the summer and helped the beatification of Pope Park.

Malloy stepped down from running a rape crisis center in June after moving to Hartford with her husband, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

The Arts Council receives about $130,000 a year in state grants through the Connecticut Office of the Arts, according to a spokeswoman. Cathy Malloy’s salary was not immediately available.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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