G. Claude Albert has been named editor of The Connecticut Mirror and The Connecticut News Project, Inc.
Albert is a former managing editor of The Hartford Courant, where he held a variety of leadership posts overseeing most aspects of the newsroom. He also took a leading role in adapting the skills and culture of the newsroom to digital publishing. He has extensive experience editing in-depth journalism and leading initiatives focused on strategic planning, diversity and staff development.
“Claude’s commitment to journalism excellence is unparalleled in this state, and we’re thrilled to have him join us as we enter the next phase of growth,” Mirror CEO/Publisher Brett Orzechowski said. “His journalism career has always been mission-driven, which makes him a perfect fit for our organization.”
Albert is also a proven team builder and collaborator with a strong track record of managing major initiatives, working with top management and providing leadership grounded in a strong sense of ethics and values.
In recent years, Albert has been a leader in the state in the fight for transparent government and the effort to preserve strong freedom of information laws.
“I am proud and excited to be joining such a talented team of people dedicated to giving Connecticut the thoughtful news coverage it needs,” Albert said. “Our goal is to continue to improve, and to ensure that The Mirror provides the kind of deep, non-partisan, agenda-setting reporting it was created to do.”