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Connecticut Characters: Personalitites Spicing Up The Nutmeg State Paperback – June 19, 2017
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About the Author
Lennie Grimaldi is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, TV Guide, Yankee Magazine and Connecticut Magazine. He is the author of Bow Tie Banker (Kolumns), a biography of David Carson, the retired CEO of Peoples Bank, and Chased (New Horizon), the life of mob infiltrator Billy Chase. He is also the author of Connecticut Whistle Stops: Greenwich to New Haven (Arcadia) and Only In Bridgeport (first edition Windsor Publications, second edition Harbor Communications, third edition Momentum Communications). He has won awards for journalistic excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists, Connecticut Chapter and United Press International. Grimaldi has also written dozens of radio campaigns and corporate-crafted history programs for companies such as Louis Rich, HBO, Tropicana, Excedrin, Nivea, SNET, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Campbell Soup and Apple. Grimaldi also brings a wide array of corporate communications and public relations experience. His clients have included Wal-Mart Stores and Donald Trump. For Wal-Mart Grimaldi directed a community and media relations campaign for the conversion of an EPA cleanup site in Stratford CT into a new Wal-Mart retail outlet. For Trump, he handled communications during the hotly debated casino expansion issue before the Connecticut Legislature. Keeping roots close to home, he is the founder and host of the webzine OnlyInBridgeport.com, devoted to government and politics in Connecticut’s largest city.
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