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About the Show

CONNECT NY is distributed across New York State.

The award-winning monthly CONNECT NY offers lively insightful discussion, information and analysis on timely topics that affect the residents across the Empire State.  Tackling those public affairs topics significant in the lives of New Yorkers across the state, we will explore personal experiences, important conflicts and tough issues unfolding at the state level through the lens of the stakeholders involved.  As we gain the perspective of those in government, labor and environmental organizations, community leadership, law and business, this program aims to shed light on potential solutions to the complex problems New Yorkers seek to solve.

Meet the Host

David Lombardo

Lombardo brings 10 years of experience in journalism, state politics, and digital media to the position. He previously served as Capitol reporter for the Albany Times Union, where he was also host of the Capitol Confidential podcast. Lombardo’s work in podcasting and data visualization has been recognized by the New York Associated Press Association. He was named to Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

Lombardo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo.