Craig LeMoult

Senior reporter

Craig produces sound-rich features and breaking news coverage for WSHU’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His features have run nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as on Marketplace. Craig has won a number of national and regional awards for his reporting, including the national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award feature reporting in 2011, first place awards in 2012 and 2009 from the national Public Radio News Directors Inc. and second place in 2007 from the national Society of Environmental Journalists. Craig is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Tufts University.

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Shootings In Newtown, Conn.
5:13 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

In Newtown, Making Promises To Transform A Tragedy

Ian and Nicole Hockley are parents of Dylan Hockley, one of 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary last year. Nicole helps lead Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit seeking to prevent the causes of gun violence.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 7:18 pm

Nicole Hockley says she used to be the kind of person who knew where she was going in life. Then, last Dec. 14, her 6-year-old son, Dylan, was one of the 26 victims killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary.

"Every plan I had went out the window, and I just kind of lost my way in terms of where do you go from here, how do you pick yourself up and move forward and find a new path," Hockley says.

The phone kept ringing at home, and media outlets sent flowers with cards asking for interviews.

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Sandy Hook Promise, a year in
2:18 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

In Newtown, making promises to transform a tragedy

Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley testify on assault weapon legislation during a Senate Executive Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Monday, May 20, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Perlman

In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some in that community have been working to turn that tragedy into a moment of transition. The group Sandy Hook Promise is both a support group for families and an advocate for ending gun violence.

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Living with the loss, a year later
6:29 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

A Newtown mother and son find foregiveness after tragedy

JT and Scarlett Lewis, in the stables at their home in Newtown
Credit Craig LeMoult

Scarlett Lewis describes the last year of her life as a journey. Since her son Jesse was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting last December, Lewis and her other son have been trying to find ways to deal with their grief. They’ve found one of the most important things they could do is forgive.

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One year since Sandy Hook shooting
5:54 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Newtown officials say one-year since shooting should be marked with quiet reflection

Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and Interim School Superintendent John Reed
Credit Craig LeMoult

With the one year mark of the Newtown school shooting approaching Saturday, officials met with the media Tuesday to describe how they want the day to be observed.  Officials describe a quite day of reflection.

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A year since Newtown shootings
5:54 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Sandy Hook families want victims remembered

Family members of Newtown victims share a prepared statement in Sandy Hook on Monday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Family members of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims thanked the world today for an outpouring of kindness since the shooting in the Connecticut school nearly a year ago. The families say they want the victims to be remembered.

The families have launched a website with remembrances of their loved ones. 

The full text of the prepared statement, which was read by JoAnn Bacon and Krista Rekos, is below:

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