Director of News and Editorial Communications

Tom Breen

Tom Breen has been at UConn since 2012, serving as a news writer, deputy spokesperson, manager for special projects, UConn Today editor, and, as of January 2021, director of news and editorial communications. Prior to UConn, he worked as a reporter for The Associated Press, covering health care, religion, and state government in West Virginia and North Carolina, and before the AP, he worked at newspapers in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is the author of two books about Christianity and contemporary culture, and has published short fiction in many periodicals and anthologies. A second-generation Husky, he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2000. He is the co-founder of the award-winning UConn 360 podcast and has given presentations on UConn history to community groups throughout Connecticut. He lives in Manchester, is active in volunteer organizations, and recommends that you try the coconut flavor at the Dairy Bar.

Author Archive

A group of students walking near the Wilbur Cross building.

UConn Rated Among Best in Nation in Affordability, Value

Money Magazine awards 4.5 out of 5 to UConn on value-based calculations

Nieman Reports

Journalists Can Do Better Covering Mass Shootings

The pope looks down on St. Peter's Square with an Olympic athlete in the foreground.

The Catholic Church is Using the Paris Olympics to Engage Young People

But several popes have already promoted sports as a way to teach Christian values

Illustration of a man and woman struggling.

UConn Magazine: Toward a More Perfect Union

Couples counseling for America

The Huffington Post

Standing Up Straight Might Not Be as Beneficial as We Thought

Sage Perspectives

Black Households Are More Burdened by Vehicle Ownership than White Households

Streetsblog USA

Three-Quarters of Black Motorists Are Struggling with the Cost of Car Ownership

Entryway sign lit up green for St. Patricks Day and for Sustainability.

Five UConn Student Teams Innovating Decarbonization through a Competition Supported by Eversource Energy

The culmination of their efforts will be showcased at the 2024 Sustainable Clean Energy Summit on September 23

The official University of Connecticut seal, in painted gold on an oak panel.

Morgaen Donaldson Reappointed as Philip E. Austin Endowed Chair for Second Term

Donaldson’s tenure as Austin Chair has also been marked by her success in securing substantial research funding

UConn Announces Newest Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors

This prestigious award represents the highest honor the university can confer upon its faculty