The crosscurrent of talent between the Hartford Courant and the expanding Hearst CT newspaper company continues. In a memo to Hearst CT staff, Executive Editor Bobbie Roessner (a Courant alumna herself) announced that Hearst CT Political reporter Neil Vigdor is packing his bags for Broad Street. Neil started out as a summer intern at the Stamford Advocate in 1997 (a guy named Malloy was mayor at the time) and eventually went on to cover statewide politics for Hearst CT. The Vigdor acquisition is another sign that the two competing newspaper operations are getting ready for the 2018 election which is expected to be extraordinarily active. In a memo to Courant staffers, Publisher Andrew Julien writes that Neil will hit the ground at the Courant this week.