Zach Murdock covers the intersection between local government and pressing community issues for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group in Danbury, Conn.

He moved north at the height of a snowstorm after almost five years in the South and hasn’t stopped complaining about the cold ever since.

He never needed a coat reporting at the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla., or for The Island Packet on Hilton Head Island, S.C., where he covered politics, traffic improvements, ailing marine animals and the occasional intersection of all three.

His reporting has been honored by the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the South Carolina Press Association.

Ask him about the time he drank Yuenglings with Sir Nick Faldo or helped break up a fist fight outside a zoning hearing when the owner of a flea market threatened to convert it into a strip club (Spoiler: He later bought tigers and turned it into a zoo).

Or just check out a selection of his work on this site and find a way to connect with him.