Tom Cleary

Breaking News, Fantasy Sports, UFC, Golf
Fairfield University
West Hartford, Connecticut


Tom began his journalism career in local newspapers. He worked for the Westport News and Fairfield Citizen-News before joining the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Connecticut group in 2011 as a breaking news reporter covering crime, politics and more. Tom joined The Register Citizen newspaper in Torrington, Connecticut, in 2013 as managing editor. While in Torrington, he also worked with the Register Citizen's sister papers, the New Haven Register and Middletown Press, as group breaking news editor. Tom became Heavy's news editor in 2015 and has written and edited thousands of articles in that role. Tom has had a hands-on role leading the coverage of major news stories that have been seen by millions of readers. Tom is a lifelong sports fan with a passion for fantasy sports.


Tom graduated from Fairfield University in 2010 with a degree in English with a focus on journalism. While at Fairfield, Tom was the editor-in-chief of the university's award-winning independent student newspaper, The Fairfield Mirror. He was also the Mirror's sports editor and spent four years covering the Stags' Division One sports teams.

Latest Articles From Tom Cleary

  • Ippei Mizuhara Pretended to Be Shohei Ohtani to Steal $16 Million From Him, Feds Say

    Ippei Mizuhara pretended to be Shohei Ohtani to trick bank employees into wiring money as part of a $16 million theft from the Dodgers star, prosecutors say.

  • Connecticut’s Governor Sends Message About Dan Hurley to Kentucky Fans

  • UFC Star Jon Jones Responds to Accusation He Threatened to Kill Drug-Testing Agent

  • Former Syracuse Basketball Player & Diddy Associate Arrested Amid Federal Raids

  • March Madness Bets: 10 AI-Powered College Basketball Prop Picks for March 21

  • Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Is Victim of $100 Million ‘Extortion Plot,’ Lawsuit Says

    Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has filed a lawsuit against a woman and her lawyers claiming he is the victim of a "brazen" extortion plot.

  • Gunman Pleads Guilty in Murder of Utah College Football Star, Police Say

  • Former Boxing Champion Gunned Down in Ambush Attack, Police Say

  • AI-Powered College Basketball Prop Picks & Best Bets for March 11, 2024

  • Video Shows Miami Heat Player Talking to Police After ‘Life-Altering’ Crash

  • New Details Revealed in Soccer Star’s ‘Racially Aggravated Harassment’ Case

    The "racist slur" Australian soccer star Sam Kerr is accused of using during an incident with a London police officer has been revealed.

  • Michigan Football Legend Saved Elderly Assault Victim’s Life at YMCA, Police Say

  • dfsPro Daily: This NBA Lineup Core Is What You Need to Start Your Week

  • dfsPro Daily: Super Bowl Studs to Anchor Your DFS Showdowns

  • dfsPro Daily: 1 Stud Stands Out Among the Rest on Tonight’s NBA Slate

  • dfsPro Daily: Tail This AI-Powered NBA Lineup After Back-to-Back Wins

  • dfsPro Daily: Friday’s AI-Powered NBA Lineup of the Day & 5 Hot Props

  • Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy Projected as Fantasy Star in Season Debut

  • Abigail Jo ‘Abby’ Shry: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • The Open Championship Purse 2023: How Much Prize Money Does the Winner Make?

    The winner of The Open Championship will earn $3 million as part of a $16.5 million purse of prize money for the 2023 golf tournament, according to the R&A.

  • Brian Harman’s Wife & Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Shane McMillan, Larry Nassar Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • U.S. Open Purse 2023: How Much Prize Money Does the Winner Make?

  • Wyndham Clark’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Brett Favre’s Lawyers Share Photo of Shannon Sharpe Amid Lawsuit Battle

    Brett Favre's lawyers said in a new court filing that a photo of Shannon Sharpe proves Sharpe made a false claim in an effort to end a legal battle between the NFL legends.

  • Spurs Hall of Famer Sues Ralph Lauren for $2 Million in Sneaker Dispute

  • Viktor Hovland’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • PGA Championship Purse 2023: How Much Prize Money Does the Winner Make?

  • Teen Hacker Stole $600,000 From DraftKings Accounts: Feds

  • Jalen Hurts: 15 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Jalen Hurts is the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL. Hurts played at Alabama and Oklahoma after spending his childhood in the Houston, Texas, area.