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RONNI NEWTON, MANAGING EDITOR:
Ronni has been a resident of West Hartford since 1998, and an active member of the community as a journalist and leader since she moved here. She is the former editor of West Hartford Patch, and during her three years at Patch she wrote thousands of stories, shot photos and video, posted to a variety of social media sites, and managed a team of local editors for other Patch sites. She is the recipient of two first-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Ronni has also worked as managing editor for lifestyle magazines, and freelanced as a writer and copyeditor. She even managed an oral history exhibition for the Noah Webster House/West Hartford Historical Society, volunteered with many local non-profits and was PTO president when her children were in elementary school.
Ronni’s past professional experience as a vice president in the role of consultant/client manager in the insurance industry gives her an exceptional ability to understand the distinct nature of any business.
She’s originally from Stamford, CT, and attended Westhill High School. She graduated from Duke University – where she met her husband – in 1983, with a degree in Political Science and Economics.
Her husband, Ted, is a West Hartford native (Kingswood-Oxford ’80), and he has often joked that within a few weeks of moving to town, she knew more people than he did. She has a daughter who graduated from Conard High School in 2013, UConn in 2017, and is currently in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UConn, and a son who graduated from Conard High School in 2016 and also attends UConn.
Ronni can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 860-803-1629.