The Laurel Club was an organization of Connecticut legislative reporters established in 1909. It was formed “To foster cooperation among legislative newspapermen; to promote better government by accurate and fearless reporting; to puncture the overinflated egos of legislators.”
We hear that WFSB traffic reporter Olessa Stepanova will soon leave the Hartford /New Haven market. After almost 3 years here she’s headed for Boston – specifically WCVB, the ABC affiliate. We wish her well.
I had a feeling she was leaving she had been off a lot lately . I really liked watching her.
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Yes, please take the grape nut guy with you…..
Tv news critic I’m sure you’ve nailed it and Olessa left because she is unhappy about Denise’s adlibbing ability. Thanks for giving us the clarity that only you can see.
Actually, like all TV meteorologists in our market have full, 4-yr degrees or Masters’ in meteorology (shuuure), traffic reporters like Odessa are in heavy demand for their expertise. Her degree in urban traffic engineering and C.V.T.M. (Certified Vehicular Traffic Manager) give her an unmatched credibility in her field. No wonder Boston came calling so quickly!
it was the money issue she asked for a raise and let let her go like they all do at channel 3 and now grape nuts is next
Haley B, jealous much?
Good Luck to Olessa at her new gig
Nope, jealous zero. But “traffic reporter” is such a cush job. All you have to do is look pretty and string sentences together in English. You don’t need anything above a high school diploma. A model could do it. Mily Cyrus could do it. BTW…there’s no such thing as a CVTM, in case you didn’t catch my sarcasm.
Grape nuts should be banned from TV
Haley, you’re clearly misinformed and a little bitter. There’s nothing cush about waking up at 2am everyday and going to work.
No, traffic reporters don’t have a CVTM but to be in this business a college degree IS required. All traffic reporters have degrees in journalism or majored in other fields at a 4 year university.
There’s no need to hate. Lets see you apply for the job and see how far you get.
I will miss olessa. She seems like an intelligent and nice person. I enjoyed her relationship with scot Haney, whom I love for his energy, personality and kindness!