Beginning with last week’s edition, Brian Gioiele has taken the reins of The Shelton Herald. Gioiele replaces Kate Czaplinski.

“I’m excited to get to work bringing the events of Shelton to life for the town’s residents,” said Gioiele. “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to work in a town that holds a gold mine of interesting individuals and businesses that deserve the coverage only Hearst Communications can provide.”

Gioiele comes to the Herald with several years of editorial and production design experience with HAN Network, which was recently purchased by Hearst. He had been with Hersam Acorn Newspapers since 1994, first with The Darien Times, where he was a reporter, then sports editor and finally associate editor, before being named editor of The Weston Forum. Gioiele spent the past year as editor of The Monroe Courier.

A Newtown resident, Gioiele left full-time work 14 years ago, remaining with HAN Network as a freelancer and production designer while being a stay-at-home dad with his four children.

“I come into an operation with a solid foundation thanks to the hard work Kate put in over her time in Shelton,” said Gioiele. “I cannot wait to meet as many people as I can in town. From those I have already met, I already know Shelton is a welcoming, friendly community.”

The contact information for The Shelton Herald remain the same. News releases, letters and messages may be sent to editor@sheltonherald.com.