DAY NEWSROOM: COMMUNITY EDITORS
Lee Howard, The Day’s community news editor overseeing The Times weekly newspapers, won one of Connecticut's major journalism prizes in 2009 when he took home the Theodore Driscoll Award for Investigative Reporting from the state Society of Professional Journalists. He has won top prize from SPJ in several other categories, including page one layout, feature-page layout, business writing, column writing, feature writing and spot news. In 2008, he won a fellowship with the National Press Foundation in Washington, D.C., and in 2010 earned a national prize for reporting from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. His work in investigating H1-B visa abuse was cited on CNN and in the 2012 book “Who Stole the American Dream” by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Hedrick Smith.
A graduate of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., Howard also has served The Day as a copy editor, region editor, page one editor, Sunday editor, Marketplace editor and real estate editor. A longtime tennis columnist, in 1999 he was named Journalist of the Year by the New England division of the United States Tennis Association. Howard, who has a master’s degree in interactive communications from Quinnipiac University, lives in Waterford and teaches a variety of communications and technology courses as an adjunct professor at Mitchell College in New London. In 2015-2016, he produced the movie “East Side Zombies” as a community project shot entirely in southeastern Connecticut and featuring people with various disabilities, including autism.