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Roessner named editor of Hearst Connecticut papers

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Hearst Newspapers has named Barbara Roessner as executive editor of the company's newspaper group in Connecticut.

Roessner succeeds David McCumber, who was named Washington bureau chief for Hearst.

Roessner will oversee four Hearst dailies: the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, The News-Times in Danbury, The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time. She's also in charge of seven weekly newspapers in Fairfield County.

Roessner was managing editor of the Hartford Courant from 2006 to 2009. She started working at the Courant in 1978 and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 1999 for coverage of workplace killings at state lottery headquarters.

Roessner worked most recently as a communications consultant for educational and nonprofit institutions.

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