About Us

The Redding Pilot is an award-winning weekly newspaper founded in 1966. In 2005, the newspaper launched its first news and information website focusing entirely on Redding. The Pilot’s focus in both print and online continues to be local news; we cover all aspects of Redding life, from town government and school news, to sports coverage, social and community events, business updates and feature stories.

The Pilot is part of HAN Network, a community news and multimedia firm, which includes local papers, daily websites, specialty publications, and events in more than 20 communities in southwestern Connecticut, Lewisboro, N.Y., and Vermont. This gives our readers easy access to regional news and events as well as exposure to advertisers from across the region. The firm also owns Trumbull Printing in Trumbull, CT.

The Redding Pilot newsroom is located at 16 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877. It can be reached at 203-894-3331.

Christopher Burns, Editor
Christopher Burns is a New England man, and life-long resident of Bethel, Connecticut. He attended Bethel High School, and is a 2013 graduate of the University of Connecticut.

Christopher first got his start at Hersam Acorn as a summer intern for the Redding Pilot. He continued to work with Hersam-Acorn after graduating from UConn, first as a reporter with the Wilton Bulletin and later as that publication’s Associate Editor. He has previously written for the Hartford Advocate, Maxim.com, Relix.com, and the Bakken Oil-Business Journal.

He prefers diet-coke, film photography, driving with the windows down, and thinks he might someday enjoy woodworking. Use the form below to contact Chris.

Rocco Valluzzo, Sports Editor
Rocco Valluzzo has been sports editor of The Redding Pilot since 1990. He graduated from Fairfield University with degrees in English and politics and was previously sports editor of the Bethel Home News. He has been sports editor of The Weston Forum since 1995 and The Easton Courier since 2008, both sister papers of The Pilot. Mr. Valluzzo received an award from the New England Newspaper Press Association in sports column writing. Use the form below to contact Rocco.


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