Journal Inquirer's Managing Editor Chris Powell To Retire In January

Chris Powell, who began his newspaper career at the Journal Inquirer in Manchester 50 years ago upon graduating from high school, is retiring in January, the paper reported Wednesday.

According to the Journal Inquirer, Powell joined the news organization in 1967, and worked in the press and circulation departments as well as the news department before settling in as a reporter and then an editor while attending the University of Connecticut. He was also the newspaper’s editorial page editor between 1974 and 1992, the news organization said.

“I probably couldn’t have lasted more than a few months anywhere else in journalism,” Powell is quoted saying.

Powell, who is from Manchester, is a member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information and was the legislative chairman for many years.

Powell writes a political column published in the Journal Inquirer and in other newspapers across the state.

The JI reports Powell plans on continuing the column.

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