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New Officers Selected for Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance

The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance has elected a new president and a new slate of officers for 2017-18.

Tim Jensen, an editor with the Patch Media Corp., has been elected president of the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance (CSWA), after serving as vice president the past three years. He succeeds Matt Conyers of the Hartford Courant as president.

Rich Gregory of the Danbury News-Times was elected as vice president; Ken Lipshez of the Meriden Record-Journal was named treasurer; and Peter Vander Veer of Hearsam-Acorn Newspapers was elected as financial secretary.

Jensen becomes the 54th president of the Alliance. A veteran of more than three decades in the media industry, Jensen was founding editor of Enfield Patch in 2010, and currently oversees 12 Patch sites, ranging from Enfield to Berlin.

Jensen said his election to the presidency is an honor made especially more satisfying by the fact that his late great-uncle, Earl Yost, served as Alliance president in 1959.

“My Uncle Earl was sports editor of the Manchester Herald for 39 years, and he was the reason I became interested in journalism in the first place,” Jensen said. “He was one of the gentlest giants ever, and he was highly respected by everyone associated with Connecticut sports. Following in his footsteps is indeed an honor.”

Photo: Tim Jensen, center, has been named the newest president of the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance. He stands with former CSWA presidents Sean Barker, left, and George Albano, right, at the 2017 Gold Key banquet.

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