GOOD Morning Wilton is Wilton news, through and through. We’re proud that it’s reported, written and edited by Wilton residents. We live here, we know the kind of stories you want to know about and we’ll hear it in the same places around town because we are just as vested in what happens in this town as you are. Most importantly, we care very much about the kind of town Wilton is, so you can always expect the best from us.
Our team is made up of experienced writers and news people. We’re happy to introduce you to our GOOD Morning Wilton team. These shorter bios will give you a glimpse of who they are, but feel free to click over to the “Our Team” page to learn more about them.
Heather Borden Herve is GMW.com‘s creator and editor, and she is thrilled to launch this kind of news site in a town she cares about deeply. Since moving to Wilton in 2007, she’s gotten involved in the community as a parent, volunteer, observer and commentator. For three years, Heather wrote “From the Driver’s Seat,” a widely-read opinion column she created for Wilton Patch. She also reported on daily events in Wilton, from business, education and politics to human interest and lifestyle. Her columns drew attention to residents in need, to issues faced by locally owned businesses, and to the ongoing centrality of Wilton Schools in day-to-day town life. Heather also writes for Wilton Magazine.
She has volunteered for Ambler Farm, the Wilton Public Schools, the Wilton Library and the Wilton Family Y, and she currently serves on the Wilton Education Foundation board as well as the communication committee of Temple B’nai Chaim.
Karen Sackowitz is a freelance journalist and commercial writer whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Hartford Business Journal, Wilton Magazine, and several regional publications in the Boston area. A newcomer to Wilton in 2102, Karen says she and her family couldn’t be happier with their new hometown and the warm welcome they have received here. Her work can be viewed at her website, www.karensackowitz.com.
Julie Carney is GMW’s real estate columnist. One of Wilton’s leading realtors, she heads up the Julie Carney Group at William Raveis. Her award-winning R.E. career spans twelve years and sales exceeding $115 million. Julie wrote the “Ask the Realtor” column for the Wilton Bulletin for two years, calling on her depth of industry knowledge and contacts. Before her Wilton real estate career, Julie held management positions at McCann-Erickson Worldwide Advertising and Golf Digest Magazine. A Wilton resident for almost 20 years, Julie volunteers extensively in town and has seen Wilton change and grow over the years, always finding the best in what Wilton has to offer.
GOOD Morning Wilton sought out great writers with deep Wilton connections, and Michele Bennett was someone we wanted from the beginning. Michele has been a writer, copy editor and public relations professional for more than 15 years, working with Fortune 50 companies, celebrity-focused websites, global humanitarian organizations, sole- proprietor businesses and local non-profits. She’s worked with Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, AmeriCares, and on PR accounts including Sony Online Entertainment, REI.com, Starbucks, Microsoft, Aetna, Ericsson, and Liz Claiborne. Michele is an active volunteer in Wilton: she sits on the board of Ambler Farm, volunteered for the Wilton Family Y, served as co-president of Wilton Newcomers, and edited two of the school newsletters. If you catch her at the right time, she says will volunteer for anything.
We’re excited to have a younger Wilton resident as a contributing writer too: Kate Bell, a senior at Wilton High School and editor in chief of The Forum, the Wilton High School online newspaper and producer of “The Morning Warrior,” the school news show, will bring a unique perspective to GMW.com. Kate began writing during her sophomore year with a sports column for the Norwalk Hour called “School of Thought.” Of course, she aspires to be a journalist when she graduates college. When Kate isn’t writing she can be found at the Wilton Family Y, where she works as a swim instructor and lifeguard, or in the pool swimming for the Warriors. She also races for the Wilton High School ski team.