Roessner, a former columnist, writing coach, and editor, was fired more than three years ago by Jeff Levine, the first day he arrived as the paper’s executive editor.
Apparently the two had previous run ins when Levine was working for another Tribune newspaper in Florida.
Roessner, who has lived in West Hartford for many years, will oversee Hearst’s four dailies in the state — Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, The News-Times in Danbury, The Advocate in Stamford and Greenwich Time, and seven weeklies in Fairfield County. Several former Courant copy editors, reporters and advertising executives work for the chain.
Levine himself was fired almost two years ago by Courant publisher Richard Graziano following complaints from Courant employees about Levine’s judgment p, lack of honesty, and divisive management style.
In full disclosure, Levine also fired me when I was The Courant’s consumer columnist three years ago.
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