Brad Kane is a senior reporter for Hartford Business Journal and HartfordBusiness.com, primarily covering energy, manufacturing, construction, transportation and tourism. Brad talked his way onto HBJ’s staff in May 2010, previously working as a Boston Globe correspondent. In another journalism life, he refereed the bare-knuckle local politics in Ohio and Florida, earning accolades from Florida Press Club, Ohio Associated Press and National Society of Professional Journalists. Brad graduated The Ohio State University, where he settled for a journalism degree after failing to become the Buckeyes’ quarterback. He lives calm, sleep-filled life in Springfield, Mass. with his wife, three young children and three dogs. In his 42 minutes of daily free time, he runs the sidewalks, streets and trails of Western Massachusetts.