Leaving Leavenworth

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The relentless draining of talent from the Hartford Courant by Hearst CT Media continues.

Jesse Leavenworth is the latest Courant staffer to decide it makes sense to leave the state’s once dominant news source for an operation that has been growing over the last few years and shows no signs of stopping.

Leavenworth joins Hearst as an enterprise reporter and part of a team of nearly a dozen hires planned to expand readership in the Hartford market.

Hearst’s strategy is made clear in the final four words of a Tweet from editor in chief Wendy Metcalfe.