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Hartford Courant Editor Named

January 6, 1998

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Brian Toolan, managing editor of The Philadelphia Daily News, was named editor and vice president of The Hartford Courant on Monday.

Toolan, 47, will be responsible for the overall direction of the Courant’s 345-member news staff. The appointment, announced by publisher Marty Petty, is effective Feb. 9.

Toolan replaces David Barrett, who left the Times Mirror newspaper in September.

Toolan joined the Daily News, owned by Knight-Ridder Inc., in 1982 on the sports desk and moved up through the ranks before becoming managing editor in 1991.

``I’m leaving a job I love at a newspaper I love because The Courant presents such an exciting opportunity,″ Toolan said.

Prior to joining the Daily News, Toolan was briefly the assistant sports editor at the Baltimore News-American, which folded. He earlier worked at The Tribune in Scranton, Pa., and The Journal Herald in Dayton, Ohio.

The Hartford Courant, the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper, has a daily circulation of over 210,000 and a Sunday circulation of over 302,000.

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