CT Journalism Hall of Fame: Theodore A. Driscoll III
Theodore A. Driscoll III began his career with the Hartford Courant in 1965 as a city hall reporter. After many years on that beat he went on to become the paper’s first full-time investigative reporter. His cutting-edge reporting included balancing Connecticut and national news angles, as in his in-depth coverage of the gangland murders during the early 1980s of two World Jai Alai executives in Oklahoma and Miami. The murder trail led to a Boston-based hit team whose members protected themselves by serving as FBI informants against New England Mafia leaders.
Driscoll was born in Westport, attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and was graduated from the University of Connecticut. In 1975 Driscoll helped found Investigate Reporters and Editors Inc. He died Dec.21, 1988 at the age of 50.