100% Cotton


Long-time Meriden Record-Journal reporter and editor Eric Cotton has been named the news organization’s executive editor.

Cotton has been with the paper for more than twenty-five years and has served as managing editor for the last ten. He succeeds Ralph Tomaselli who was the paper’s top editor for seventeen years. Tomaselli suffered a stroke last year and has been unable to return to the position full time, but continues to advise the staff as editor emeritus.

ā€œIā€™m thrilled to get the opportunity to lead such a talented and special group of dedicated journalists,ā€ Cotton said. ā€œI am a passionate believer in the power of factual, independent journalism that can strengthen our communities…”

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