….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.
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.
Face the State WFSB 11 am
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
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
Host: Tom Dudchik
The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am
The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30am, online at
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)
There isn’t much that The Laurel can add to the body of tributes to Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee. But we do recall a vignette from the 1990s when Post/Newsweek still owned WFSB-TV. A newly-appointed Assistant News Director had already proved to have little journalism cred. That deal was sealed when Ben Bradlee’s name was mentioned, and New Guy looks puzzled and says, “Who’s Ben Bradlee?” Jaws dropped. Then-reporter Diane Alverio, searching for some connection, said with exasperation, “Jason Robards played him in All the President’s Men??!”
New Guy didn’t last too long at Channel 3.
Tonight on CPTV: Made in CT – an original documentary that showcases Connecticut’s vibrant and expanding manufacturing industry. From Documentary Producer Christina DeFranco:
I tour Pratt and Whitney’s Middletown plant as the company prepares for production of its PurePower Engine, which will revolutionize air travel. I also take you to the largest producer of gourmet tortilla chips in the North East – Severance Foods – located in Hartford! But nearest and dearest to my heart, the story of Tucci Lumber, founded by a former professional baseball player who suffered a devastating injury that ended his career. Pete Tucci believes his bat caused him to break his hand and sever ligaments which weakened his performance at the plate. Determined that no other player should suffer the same fate, he now makes customized bats – used by 160 Major Leaguers. In fact, some of the players in the World Series are swinging Tucci Lumber!
I feature 14 different companies in this first installment of Made in CT – one company is making luxury packaging for the hot products of Hollywood A-listers while another builds cranial implants for people who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries.
The show premieres tonight (Thursday October 23rd) at 8pm on CPTV. Don’t miss it! But if you can’t tune in, check out the website [madeinct.cptv.org] where we are posting links to the individual segments. Please email me if you have an interesting company that manufactures in the state or if you have feedback! I’d love to hear from you. And don’t forget to visit me on my website at christinadefranco.com.
WFSB welcomed new 5:30p.m. anchor Mark Zinni to Connecticut last week and the station is getting praise from one on line news outlet for how it was done.
The WFSB video also reveals Zinni and his 5:30 co-anchor Denise D’Ascenzo both came to Hartford from the same station in Cleveland.