“Behind the Scenes at the DA’s Office”
April 11 Luncheon, Smokestack Urban Barbecue, 11:45-1:15 p.m.
Tim Connolly has been communications director for Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early for more than 10 years, learning a different side of a local beat the former reporter already knew well.
Be sure to join us April 11 with Tim as featured speaker, as The Communicators Club returns for a sumptuous lunch-hour meeting at Smokestack Urban Barbecue, Green Street in the Canal District.
Be sure to get your seat and share Tim’s view of a side of local law enforcement few people ever experience. He may not break any stories at our meeting but he’ll have a few unpublished insights to share about the office and how it deals with communicating with the public, especially when sensitive issues are so frequently involved.
After an internship at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in his senior year at Assumption College, the Western Mass native was a reporter for The Bulletin in Norwich, Conn., South Middlesex News in Framingham and then began a 21-year career as a Telegram &Gazette reporter. In that time he covered everything from sports to politics.
Tim left journalism in 2000 to become communications director for the state Department of Revenue before joining the DA’s office.
Over the past 31 years, Tim has taught journalism and writing courses at Anna Maria and Assumption colleges, Worcester State University and Clark University.
Let’s lunch and learn what goes on in a real DA’s office environment. Worcester may not be L.A., but it will be fun to hear about some of the actors.
Meanwhile, save the date: May 9 Annual meeting
with guest speaker Margery Eagan of “Boston Public Radio”
Radiating personality and curiosity, Margery Eagan is both a seasoned reporter/columnist for the Boston newspapers and a great team interviewer with her co-host, Jim Braude, on the mid-day WGBH radio program.
They regularly host guests of great stature in the Massachusetts and US news and political scenes and treat guests and callers alike with equal respect and dignity. The program informs our day as Margery will inform us when we gather at Assumption College.
We’ll also award our annual scholarship and network with fellow communicators and others with an interest in civic events who catch this program.
Registration details coming soon!