Jerrod Ferrari has been named managing editor of four weeklies acquired by the Hearst Connecticut Media Group, based in New York City. The weeklies are the Westport News; Fairfield Citizen; Darien News; and New Canaan News. Ferrari is replacing John Schwing, who has retired from the Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Before moving to his new job, Ferrari was co-managing editor at a daily newspaper, The Hour of Norwalk, and its sister newspaper, the weekly Wilton Villager, before they were bought recently by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. During Ferrari’s time with the Hour, it won several awards, including best design and best news Twitter account, from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. It also received top honors from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for education and investigative reporting. During his early career, Ferrari covered Westport, Weston and Wilton as a reporter for the Hour. Before that, he was a producer and camera operator at the CBS television affiliate in Portland, Maine. Schwing had been managing editor of those four weeklies and websites of Hearst Connecticut Media Group. He also has been metro and county editor of the Connecticut Post of Bridgeport; editor of the Fairfield Minuteman; managing editor of the former Westport-based Fairpress; and editor of the Fairfield Citizen.
The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondent Nimra Aziz, an undergraduate student in the Northeastern University School of Journalism.