Colin McEnroe

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Colin McEnroe has been a columnist and reporter for the Hartford Courant for over 30 years and currently maintains a weekly column in the Courant’s Northeast Magazine. McEnroe’s columns have appeared in newspapers nationwide as well as abroad. A significant contributor to Men’s Health, Best Life, McSweeney’s, Cosomopolitan, Maribella, Mademoiselle, Family Fun, and Verge (to name a few), McEnroe is also a contributing editor to the New York Times op-ed page.

Having hosted a weekday drive-time talk show on WTIC-AM, McEnroe is recognized as a radio personality and is currently hosting the new “Colin McEnroe Show” on WNPR, a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. The program is broadcast live Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. from WNPR's Hartford studio, and is also available live and on-demand at In 2003, McEnroe’s play, “A Woman of a Certain Age,” was produced in collaboration with former Courant colleagues, Steve Metcalf and Lary Bloom, at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Connecticut. As the author of three books, McEnroe received the Connecticut Book Award in 2004 for the biography on his father, published by Warner Books, titled, My Father’s Footprints. When McEnroe moderated the Connecticut Forum featuring Anthony Bourdain, Alice Walters and Duff Goldman in 2009, it marked the sixth time he has performed that task in the seventeen year history of the Connecticut Forum, the most of any moderator.

Colin McEnroe was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from Kingswood-Oxford and then Yale University. He began his writing career with newspapers and magazines in the 1980’s and is currently teaching a course on old and new media at Trinity College.

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