George Colli is a veteran journalist with experience covering some of the biggest stories in the world for broadcast television, radio, print and digital organizations.
It is with this background that the vision for G. Colli formed. George hopes to change the way you consume local, state and national news with a focus away from an advertiser-centered news model to a viewer-and-truth-focused one. Thank you for being apart of it.
The Connecticut native began his career working in the joint newsroom of WTIC-TV/FOX CT and the Hartford Courant. In his time there, he re-opened the FOX CT New Haven Bureau as the station’s New Haven Correspondent. He covered major stories including the Cheshire Home Invasion death penalty trials, Superstorms Irene and Sandy, the 2010 and 2012 elections, the Hartford Distributors Workplace Shooting and several other severe weather events.
In December 2012, George started working for WVIT-TV/NBC Connecticut. His first day with the station was the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The NBC Connecticut news team earned a prestigious Peabody Award for its breaking news coverage of that impactful day and George spent several months covering the fall-out of the mass shooting on the families, Newtown community and state. While at NBC Connecticut, George also reported live from Boston immediately following the Marathon Bombings. His coverage that week culminated in an over 40 hour work day where he and his photographer were one of the first crews in Watertown, MA during the shootout and subsequent manhunt for the terrorists responsible. Other breaking news stories George covered while at NBC Connecticut included the Aaron Hernandez arrest and conviction, the Tsarnaev trial and 2014 elections. George co-hosted a Sunday morning political talk show during the 2014 Gubernatorial elections. George was named to the Troubleshooters, the stations investigative team, and earned national recognition for his “Crumbling Foundations” investigation. His reporting earned the station the prestigious Dupont Award, Murrow Award and IRE Award for exposing the issue impacting thousands of homes in northeastern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. The investigation led to state and federal legislation with impacted homeowners being reimbursed into the hundreds of millions of dollars to replace their crumbling home foundations. He remains committed to advocating for the homeowners to this day.
In 2016, George moved to Capitol Hill and began work as a Washington correspondent for the Cox Media Group DC Bureau. As a credentialed White House and Congressional correspondent, he reported every day on the Obama administration, 2016 elections and the Trump Administration for ten television stations across the country and dozens of radio stations and newspapers. His work in DC opened his eyes to the inner workings of government on all levels. It solidified his belief that his most important role as a journalist to hold government accountable – no matter which party is in the majority.
George returned to CT in 2017 and worked two years as an investigative, political and breaking news reporter for the ABC affiliate in New Haven, CT.
When COVID hit, George got involved in multiple charity drives, including the tremendously successful Masks for Heroes CT and Masks for CT mask drive campaigns. He also partnered with WFSB-TV and the Antonacci Family Foundation to raise millions of meals for families in need because of the government shutdown. It was during these experiences during March, April and May 2020 that George believes he did some of his most important reporting. What George heard from the frontline workers during that time, and saw with his own eyes, contradicted much of what elected leaders were saying during daily press briefings and what the media was reporting. It led George to begin advocating for the frontline workers and that work continues with the launch of this company.
In 2021, George worked for several months as a host on WTIC-AM/1080 News. He brought his unique investigative and political background to talk radio.
Prior to the start of his journalism career, George worked in the real estate and restaurant businesses in northern Connecticut. He made an unsuccessful run for the Connecticut State Senate in 2008.
George is a graduate of Providence College where he played on the baseball team before the college ended the program because the school was allegedly out of Title IX compliance. That experience led to George writing for the school newspaper. His first introduction to journalism and challenging authority. Going into his senior year, he earned his first paycheck in the industry when hired to be a researcher for NBC Olympics at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
G. Colli launched in November 2021.
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If you believe in an independent press that is unafraid of asking tough questions and holds those in power accountable, consider donating any amount of money you can to G. Colli. All proceeds will go to building an organization you can trust to do whatever it takes to get you the most timely, accurate information on the issues that matter to you – free and clear of lobbyist, special interest and public relations-manufactured influence. Thank you for the support.