Westport Journal offers honest, insightful and intelligent news relevant to Westport residents.
We strive to be inclusive and apolitical, while presenting the widest range of content from all corners of our town.
We will do our part to help watchdog public institutions and enterprises, lend a voice to those who have an appropriate need of a voice, and shine light on issues and events important for the general public to learn about and understand.
We hope to earn the community’s respect and loyalty by being honorable, reasonable, consistent, reliable and, perhaps, a little entertaining as well.
Jarret Liotta, Executive Editor
A native of Westport, Jarret’s first foray into journalism was covering sports for the Westport News at age 15.
Since then, Jarret’s articles, essays and photos have been published in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Darien Times, Norwalk Hour, Danbury News-Times, Connecticut Post, Westport News and Westport Now.
Much of Jarret’s work has focused on parenting and education. His syndicated “The Education Consumer” column appeared across the state in a dozen publications. His Board of Education coverage for Westport Now was known for keeping Westporters up on developments at the BoE.
Jarret is thrilled to be Westport Journal’s launch editor, which he believes will be a welcome and vital addition to the Westport community.
John Schwing, Editorial Consultant
John Schwing’s career in journalism spans four decades of reporting and senior editor positions at daily and weekly publications throughout southwestern Connecticut, including the Fairfield Citizen, Fairfield Minuteman, Fairpress, Connecticut Post and, most recently, as supervising editor for Hearst Connecticut Media’s weekly newspapers in Fairfield County and their respective websites.
Doug Weber, Founder and Publisher
A Westport native, Doug spent sixteen years on the business side of The New York Times and The Economist. Doug and Carey, his wife, moved from Manhattan to Westport in 1994. Their two daughters graduated from Staples High School.