Tom Condon is a columnist, editorial writer and editor of Place, a Sunday Commentary section of The Hartford Courant. Place focuses on architecture, planning, transportation and other aspects of the built and natural environment.
Tom is a native of New London, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a member of the Connecticut Bar. He is also a Vietnam veteran, having served with U.S. Army Intelligence in the Mekong Delta in 1969-70.
Since joining The Courant in 1971, he has served in a variety of reporting and editing positions, ranging from general assignment reporter to New Haven bureau chief to special projects editor. He was a news columnist for 18 years, and is a longtime student of Hartford past and present.
Condon has won more than 30 journalism and community awards, including the New England Society of Newspaper Editors Master Reporter Award. Tom is also the co-author of “School Rights,” a book about parent activism in schools.
He and his wife, Anne, are the authors of “Legal Lunacy,” a book of funny laws. Tom’s work has appeared in Northeast Magazine, Family Life, The Harvard Business Review, The International Herald Tribune and other publications.