Wandering Hartford metro reporter for @hartfordcourant. Former tabloid crime nightcrawler for @PhillyDailyNews. Someday I'll figure this out. vvella@courant.com

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I cover crime, police business and other late-night craziness for the Philadelphia Daily News. Drop me a line: vvella@philly.com.

What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote for the Times News of the booming metropolis that is Lehighton, Pa.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's changing the way stories are "broken," and how we interact with our readers.