OLD Media Moves

Former Hartford consumer columnist now appearing in other papers

January 10, 2010

George Gombossy, the former business editor and consumer columnist at the Hartford Courant, is now writing his consumer advice column for two other newspapers in Connecticut, The Bristol Press and New Britain Herald.

Gombossy left the Courant last year after disagreements over one of his columns, and he then sued the paper. Gombossy also started a Web site, connecticutwatchdog.com.

A story in the Bristol paper states, “He worked with thousands of readers who sent him tips and his Watchdog columns resulted in more than a dozen state investigations.

“During his 40-year career at the newspaper, Gombossy led teams of reporters that won dozens of awards, including the George Polk Award and the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award.

“The National Association of Consumer Advocates gave Gombossy its highest journalistic award — the 2009 Media Award — for his 40 years of working on behalf of consumers and investors as a reporter, editor and columnist.”

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