Hartford Courant veteran Andrew Julien has been named editor of the paper, replacing Naedine Hazell, who is stepping down “for personal reasons” and will take a yet-to-be-determined role in the Courant’s newsroom, says a press release.
Julien has been with the Courant for 23 years and most recently served as Integrated Media Editor for the paper and FOX CT.
The release is after the jump.
ANDREW JULIEN NAMED EDITOR OF THE HARTFORD COURANT
HARTFORD – Friday, May 11, 2012 – CT1 Media announced today that Andrew Julien has been named Editor of the Hartford Courant. Mr. Julien is a 23-year veteran of the Courant newsroom, and has served as Integrated Media Editor of the Courant since 2010. Julien succeeds Naedine Hazell, who is stepping down as Editor for personal reasons and will assume a to-be-determined role in the Hartford Courant newsroom.
“Andrew is a proven leader in the newsroom with a unique blend of qualifications that will only lead us to success in the future,” said Richard Graziano, publisher of the Courant and CEO of CT1 Media.
As Integrated Media Editor for the Courant and FOX CT, Julien was responsible for developing coverage and content synergies within the news organizations. Julien also was part of the Courant reporting team that earned the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for its coverage of the shootings at Connecticut Lottery headquarters. He also served as Metro Editor of the Courant from 2006 to 2009.
“It’s an honor to follow Naedine and the other great editors who have set a high standard,” Julien said. “This is a great time for journalism; the work we do every day offers amazing opportunities.”
Hazell, who was named editor in 2009, said, “I’m proud to have led this newsroom and I am looking forward to supporting Andrew and to playing an ongoing role in the continued success of the Hartford Courant.”
Julien said that he expects to build on the Courant’s nearly 250-year history by focusing on investigative journalism that exposes wrongdoing, stories that inspire people and spur them to action, and local news coverage that people can count on.
“As we move forward, our success is going to come from continuously finding ways to do our jobs better, to make sure we’re delivering the news and information our readers want, when and where they want it,” Julien added. “What inspires us each and every day is the promise of delivering for our readers, as well as the dedication of the people who work so hard to make good on that promise.”