Carolyn Lumsden (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been with The Courant since 1992 as an editorial writer, op-ed editor and now editorial page editor. She was previously a reporter for the Associated Press in Massachusetts and a copy editor for Random House. Carolyn has a master's degree in communications from Stanford University and one in legal studies from Yale Law School, where she was a Knight fellow. She's married to Francesco Martini, a native of Italy, which they return to every summer.
Tom Condon (email@example.com), deputy editorial page editor, is a columnist and chief editorial writer of The Courant. Tom is a native of New London, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a member of the Connecticut Bar. He is also a Vietnam veteran, having served with U.S. Army Intelligence in the Mekong Delta in 1969-70. Since joining The Courant in 1971, he has served in a variety of reporting and editing positions, ranging from general assignment reporter to New Haven bureau chief to special projects editor. He was a news columnist for 18 years, and is a longtime student of Hartford past and present. Condon has won more than 30 journalism and community awards, including the New England Society of Newspaper Editors Master Reporter Award, the 2007 American Planning Association Journalism Award and the 2008 Allan B. Rogers Editorial Award from the New England Newspaper Association. In 2012, Tom won the National Headliner Award ( first place for editorial writing) and two awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists (first and second place for editorial writing). He was also named "Irishman of the Year" by the Greater Hartford Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Tom is also the co-author of "School Rights," a book about parent activism in schools. He and his wife, Anne, are the authors of "Legal Lunacy," a book of funny laws. Tom's work has appeared in Northeast Magazine, Family Life, The Harvard Business Review, Regional Review, The International Herald Tribune and other publications.
Peter B. Pach (firstname.lastname@example.org) oversees The Courant's op-eds and the Sunday Opinion section, and writes editorials. He joined The Courant as Middletown bureau chief in 1983. He previously was an editor and reporter for the Meriden Record-Journal. He became a columnist at The Courant, writing about the state's people and issues for about 12 years, which took him to every town in Connecticut. During that time, he joined the editorial board as an editorial writer on local issues. Subsequently, he returned to editing, overseeing local editorials and then op-eds. He taught a class in journalism at Wesleyan University for many years. A native of Boston, he graduated from Union College with a bachelor's degree in English. He lives in Middle Haddam.
Bob Englehart is The Courant's editorial cartoonist. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., he determined early in life to be an artist. As a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators of the Famous Artists School were an influence. He attended the American Academy of Art on full scholarship for one and a half years until dropping out to join the staff of the Chicago American, soon renamed Chicago Today. There, he studied closely the work of Pat Oliphant and Today's Wayne Stayskal. One day, in a composing room error, Englehart's weekly cartoon ran large at the top of the editorial page and Stayskal's ran small at the bottom. A career was born. Englehart's next venture was a small commercial art studio, while he kept his hand in journalism drawing free-lance editorial cartoons for the Journal-Gazette. In 1975, Englehart became the full-time editorial cartoonist for the Dayton, Ohio Journal Herald. On Dec. 15, 1980, he joined The Hartford Courant as the first full-time editorial cartoonist in the history of the country's oldest newspaper.
Ken Heidel (email@example.com) is the opinion community manager for Courant.com. Over the course of two decades in newspapers, he has been news editor at the Enterprise in Brockton, Mass.; a front-page editor and design desk chief at the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif.; and news editor at the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin. Before embarking on his fabulous newspaper career, Ken worked as a landscaper, store clerk, dishwasher and poet. He is married and lives in Fiskdale, Mass.