Lori Riley Awarded Dave Solomon Media Award

New Haven Open media manager Matt Van Tuinen pens a post on the annual award handed out to an outstanding member of the press.


Matt Van Tuinen, tournament director Anne Worcester and Lori Riley. Photo by Richard Messina.

Tuesday evening the New Haven Open at Yale recognized Hartford Courant journalist Lori Riley with the Dave Solomon Media Award, which was created two years ago to memorialize the New Haven Register columnist, who lost his life in a car accident.

The award was designed to recognize the qualities that defined him as a journalist – exceptional talent and integrity, and someone who has been vital in covering, promoting and supporting the New Haven Open over the years.

Lori has been covering tennis in New Haven since the Volvo International days (back in the early ’90s!), and her writing about the tournament has ranged from in-depth player features to off-court angles to more personal profiles about people working at the tournament.

She is a consummate professional, and someone I truly enjoy working with. Congrats to her on this special award!

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