About Us


The Hartford Guardian is an award-winning print and online publication founded in 2004. It is the first nonprofit and nonpartisan online news publication in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Founded by a group of Hartford residents on January 10, 2004 after two years of development,

The Guardian’s mission is to tap into civic life and publish a quarterly news magazine and its online daily edition (www.thehartfordguardian.com) delivering in-depth coverage of local, national, and international issues.

The Guardian is for a readership committed to the advancement of community building, civil rights, and responsible social policy. Our reporters consistently cover the arts, local communities, government, education, immigration, and politics.  The Guardian is published by the Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities, Inc., a 501 3 (c) organization.

Our Board

Ann-Marie Adams, Ph.D. President & CEO

Dr_AnnMarie_AdamsAward-winning Journalist Ann-Marie Adams is the Founder & CEO of The Hartford Guardian. Recently, she was a race and gender post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University. Before that, she worked as a reporter and writer at The Hartford Courant, the Norwich Bulletin, Times–Herald Record, People magazine, NBC 4 New York, News 12 Connecticut, and FOX News. Adams has taught journalism and history at Quinnipiac University, Howard University, and Rutgers University.


Eric Gauvin, Vice President, Development

ericgauvin-photoEric Gauvin works at The Hartford and  is User Experience Designer. Gauvin has more than 15 years of experience in website design and development at Fortune 500 companies and has been a design consultant for numerous corporate and nonprofit business in California and Connecticut. At The Hartford, he is a user experience professional with strong hybrid design/technical skills and is a HFI Certified Usability Analyst with experience in Software and Technologies. He lives in Avon.


Sally Roberts, Esq., Secretary

sallyroberts-ctSallyRoberts is the owner of The Law Office of Sally Roberts, LLC. She graduated from Radcliffe College of Harvard University (B.A., cum laude, 1979), and then received her J.D. (1982) from Washington College of Law, of American University, where she served as Research & Topics Editor on the American University Law Review.


David Williams, Ph.D., Board Chair

Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams

David Williams is the former director of the University of Connecticut, Greater Hartford campus. He served as campus director for more than a decade before retiring. He has taught and lectured aboutcommunity engagement by urban universities, sharing the knowledge, practice, development, and support of public engagement, engaged scholarship and outreach. He has previously served on the Urban League of Greater Hartford.


Our Staff

Senior Editor — Michael Rappoport

Associate Editor — Bill Sarno


Candice Dodd

Krishna Scully

Adam Stulhman

Ann Marie Mesquita

Fran Wilson

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We aim to give analysis and progressive perspective without editorializing. We do feature articles that combine original on-the-ground reporting with solid analysis. We are particularly interested in investigative stories and articles that educate Hartford County residents on how to best access the many services in our communities. We are also interested in investigative  news stories not found elsewhere in the Connecticut media market.

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The Hartford Guardian welcomes opinion articles on any subject. Submissions must be exclusive to us. Most articles are about 750 words in length, though some are shorter, and on Sundays we welcome longer pieces, about 1,200 words. We prefer article submission that are topical, current and newsworthy. Our strong preference is for Op-Ed pieces about a subject matter covered by The Hartford Guardian.

Submissions must be sent by e-mail to editor [at] thehartfordguardian.com. Please put the name of the author followed by the topic in the subject line, and paste the text of the article into the body of the message. Be sure to include day and evening telephone numbers and a short biography of the writer.

We make every effort to read manuscripts promptly. If the article is accepted for publication, you will hear from an editor. Please allow five days for a response.We cannot respond individually to each article, nor can we provide feedback to proposals or queries.Thank you for your interest in The Hartford Guardian.

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