Barbara T. Roessner

Roessner is executive editor of Hearst Connecticut Media Group, an amalgam of daily and weekly newspapers, websites and other print and digital products based in Southern Connecticut. She is a former managing editor, projects editor, writing coach, opinion columnist, magazine writer and chief political reporter for the Hartford Courant. A Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, she has twice served as a Pulitzer juror. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where she majored in Greek and Latin, and has been honored by the university with a Distinguished Alumni Award and a Koeppel Teaching Fellowship. She spent the 2003-2004 academic year as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, where she studied the intersection of art and politics and became a painter.