Anchor News

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The news broke first overnight on Twitter.

Audrey Kuchen has been named the new co-anchor of Fox CT’s 5, 10 and 11p.m. newscasts.

 

 

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Kuchen, a Connecticut native, is very excited about the opportunity and provided deeper coverage of her story on Facebook.

We wish her good luck.

 

ICYMI

Follow up now on a story we told you about Tuesday.

Kara Sundlun was on CBS This Morning Wednesday to promote her new book. Former WFSB anchor Gayle King(who used to anchor with Kara’s husband Dennis House) conducted the interview along with Norah O’Donnell and Jeff Glor.

Here’s a link in case you couldn’t catch it live.

 

Networking

gayle&KaraCBS This Morning with Gayle King will be the first national interview for WFSB’s Kara Sundlun about her new book, “Finding Dad: From Love Child to Daughter,”  which chronicles her reunion with her father, the late Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun. Kara will be on tomorrow (Wednesday 10/29) at 8 a.m.

Where In the World…

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….is former WFSB reporter Hallie Jackson?

Monday we spotted Hallie, reporting for NBC News, from Hawaii where she and her crew were in the path of a volcano about to swallow an entire neighborhood.

Gray Talks About Cancer

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Though he says it had nothing to do with his recent retirement(talks had begun before he got the news) former WTIC sports reporter Scott Gray has revealed he recently underwent treatment for prostate cancer.

Gray broke the news in a column in the West Hartford Press(You can read it here in Flipbook format). He underwent surgery less than a week after his final broadcast on the Ray Dunaway show. In the article Gray talks about his extended support group which includes former UCONN basketball coach Jim Calhoun.

“I owe my life to so many people who were part of the process, my wife not the least of them. I said to her at one point, “I remember when I was a kid, back in the ’50’s. Just the word ‘cancer’ was a death sentence.”

“It’s not so today. The odds of beating it increase every day. Information is the key. You hold the key to that information. Don’t take your health lightly. Get your annual physical. If you’re worried about the cost or inconvenience, think about the alternative.”

Gray says all his post operative tests have come back with good results, but regular testing will now be part of his health routine.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

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Host: Dennis House

Tom Foley – Republican for Governor

Flashback – 2006 Race for governor between Jodi Rell and John DeStefano

 

Decision 2014 NBC Connecticut 10:00 am

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Highlights of Thursday evening’s gubernatorial debate and analysis with Max Reiss of NBC CT and Susan Haigh of the Associated Press.

 

CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30am

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Host: Tom Dudchik

 

The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am

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The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30am, online at

http://www.ctnow.com/stan

 

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Focus on Connecticut News 12 Saturday: 7:30am, 11am, 2:30pm, 7:30 pm Sunday: 2:30am, 7:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Laura Devlin(R) – 134 House District Candidate

Tara Cook(D) – 134 House District Candidate

 

CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8pm replays of: The Real Story (8:30pm), Face the State (9:00pm), The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)

Debate Drama

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Just when it seemed the gubernatorial debates were growing routine some drama bubbled up at NBC CT last night. The West Hartford-based station set out three chairs in the event that Republican candidate Tom Foley decided to show up, though he had indicated he would not. Soon came word that Foley was a few miles away at WFSB in Rocky Hill taping this Sunday’s edition of “Face the State”.  That raised eyebrows and had the assemblage of reporters and NBC CT staffers questioning the wisdom of Foley’s decision. During the hour-long debate, featuring only Malloy and Visconti, Moderator Gerry Brooks reminded television viewers five times that Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley declined to attend the debate.

Had a blast asking questions with Gerry Brooks and Max Reiss at tonight's NBC Connecticut gubernatorial forum!! What a nice crew. Thank you for making me feel so welcome!
NBC CT Political Reporter Max Reiss and the AP’s Sue Haigh asked the questions, while NBC CT Anchor Gerry Brooks moderated

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The news media watching the debate in NBC CT’s conference room – Neil Vigdor of Hearst and Daniela Altimari of the Hartford Courant.
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Mark Pazniokas of Ct Mirror, Paul Hughes of the Waterbury Republican-American and Pat Eaton-Robb of the AP.
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