John Berry, editor of the Register Citizen in Torrington and The Middletown Press, is leaving Connecticut to become editor of the Trentonian, a sister newspaper of Digital First Media in New Jersey. John’s work at the Register Citizen was exemplary. While there, he trained many new reporters who went on to do great work at other newspapers and focused on tough local issues. Under his leadership, the Register Citizen brought to light both social media bullying attacks on teenage rape victims and a trend of heroin overdoses in the Torrington area. His work will be missed in Connecticut, but he is sure to do great things in New Jersey.
No, not talking ratings…the station won the 4th annual broadcaster’s charity softball tournament this past weekend. The event took place in Wethersfield and in the end, it was WTNH over Fox CT. A good time was had by all.
We watched Laurie Perez on her last day on-air for Fox CT. She’s been co-anchoring the 4 pm newscast lately but earned her stripes as the station’s political reporter, hosting the Sunday morning interview program “The Real Story”. Laurie is a Connecticut native and spent 14 years at “Fox 61″; her reporting always reflected genuine interest in –and concern for — the state. Her husband, Jeff Collette, is taking a job at the NFL network in California and Laurie will join an LA television station next month. Best wishes, Laurie…you’ll be missed.
A few years ago, WNPR reporter Jeff Cohen recorded his daughters after his five year old decided to cut the three year old’s hair. Their hilarious and adorable conversation was the inspiration for his book “Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!” It earned 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon and has received numerous positive reviews. The book is also beautifully illustrated by Elanna Allen. Congratulations to Jeff and his daughters!
Face the State WFSB 11 am
Host: Dennis House
Tom Foley, candidate for governor
Guest reporters Chris Keating, Hartford Courant and Neil Vigdor, Greenwich Time
Decision 2014, NBC Connecticut 10:00 am
Hosts: Gerry Brooks, Todd Piro, and George Colli
GOP Lt. Governor Debate – Heather Somers, Penny Bacchiochi and David Walker, moderated by Gerry Brooks.
George Colli talks with Steve Wolfberg, Chief Creative Officer of Cronin and Company marketing agency, about the advertising leading up to the primary.
CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30 am
The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 am, online at http://www.ctnow.com/stan
Focus on Connecticut News12
Paul Janensch, Quinnipiac University
Dr. Gary Rose, Sacred Heart University
CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8 pm Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 pm), Face the State (9:00 pm),The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)
FOX CT News has announced that Jennifer Bernstein has rejoined its news team and will begin on the air August 4th. Jenn worked as a journalist for FOX CT News from 2010-2012, and was, in the station’s words, “the station’s first true multimedia journalist.” Her dedication and innovative work garnered her both an Emmy nomination and the honor of being named “Tribune’s Outstanding Employee of 2010″. After she left the station in 2012, Jenn worked for KYW, Philadelphia’s CBS affiliate, where she covered local and national stories, including the Penn State sex abuse scandal and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She will anchor FOX CT News at 4 as well as co-anchoring “The Real Story” with Al Terzi. We’re glad to see her back in the market.