Connolly to Join WFSB

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Erin Connolly has been hired by WFSB as a General Assignment reporter. She starts Monday, June 23rd.

Prior to joining WFSB, Erin most recently worked as an anchor/reporter at YNN in Albany, New York. She also has experience reporting in New Bern, NC as well as Mankato, Minnesota. Before jumping in front of the camera, Erin spent 2 years at Inside Edition in New York City.  Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University.

NBC CT Intern Makes Good

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Tara Joyce has been added to the NBC team as a General Assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. Tara is a former NBC Connecticut intern who, most recently, worked as an anchor and reporter at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The UConn graduate has also worked at Fox News in her native city New York as a producer for their top business shows.

Says Matt Piacente, VP of News at NBC Connecticut, “She’s doing a great job and we’re thrilled to have her on our team.”

Uh oh

Rob Morrison, WCBS News 2 morning anchor, outside Stamford Court in February. (Darien Times/Laureen Vellante)

Former WCBS News anchor Rob Morrison is back in legal trouble after being arrested again Monday by Darien Police for violating a protective order, including calling his wife more than 100 times last month.

New England Emmys

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The complete list of award winners (handed out Saturday 6/7) is here.

FOX CT team at the Emmys

Fox CT had a strong showing – most wins among New England TV stations.

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Kevin Nathan of NBC CT and John Holt of FOX CT tied for “Best Sports Reporter”

Kara Sundlun on “Finding Dad”

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Father’s Day is an important day for WFSB 3 anchor Kara Sundlun, who grew up not knowing her dad, two-term governor of Rhode Island Bruce Sundlun. At age 17, Kara filed a paternity suit that led Gov. Sundlun to fully accept her as his daughter; her subsequent journey with Sundlun was “messy and difficult, but the happy ending is why [she] wrote a memoir called Finding Dad: From Love Child to Daughter.” The memoir is due out this upcoming fall.

Kara joined Channel 3 in 2000 and in addition to anchoring, co-hosts Better Connecticut with Scot Hanley. Read about her experience connecting with her father here.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

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Host: Dennis House 

The race for governor

Guest: Jonathan Pelto  (I) candidate for governor

Analysis

Guests:   Susan Bysiewicz (D) former secretary of the state

John Decker (R) former congressional candidate

CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30 am

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Host: Tom Dudchik
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The Real Story FoxCT Sunday 10 am


Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

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The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson
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Focus on Connecticut News12

Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Rob Sullivan

Author, Political Corruption in Bridgeport: Scandal in the Park City

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)

Jim Shelton To End Legendary Run at Register

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After a remarkable 30 years of reporting at the New Haven Register beginning in January 1984, features reporter Jim Shelton has accepted a new job as a science writer in the communications office at Yale.  Jim will begin his new position on June 23.

Says Mark Brackenbury, Managing Editor at the Register, “Jim has proven to be a truly gifted story-teller, a consummate pro and an all-around good guy. Jim is easily one of the best writers ever to work at 40 Sargent Drive.” Congratulations and good luck, Jim!

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