25 Years and Counting

Happy Anniversary to Angela Dias of WTIC-am 1080 in Hartford who celebrates 25 years at the station this month. Angela is the morning news anchor but started out as a street reporter. She grew up in Rhode Island, and remembers that during her first week at work, Paul Douglas took her to the state capitol to introduce her around. When one of the legislators she met heard she was from Rhode Island he chuckled and said something along the lines of, “Oh, you’re from Rhode Island, the corruption state. Well, you won’t find any of that here….”

The late Walt Dibble hired her to replace Sue Morris, and eventually Angela’s duties shifted from reporting to anchoring. For a while she anchored morning drive news during the Bob Steele Show. During her 25 years at WTIC Angela got married and had two children – her husband is Norwich Bulletin photographer John Shishmanian.


7 Responses

  1. She’s one of the few bright spots at that station.

  2. Congratulations Angela! Walt is up there smiling!

  3. Angela, you have been a delight to work with for the 25 years I worked in the Hartford AP office. Congratulations indeed for great work.

  4. Dear Angela,

    Anything ending with -ous (cymotrichous) is an adjective.


  5. 25 years, WOW ! I AM getting old……..love WTIC in the morning….. you and Ray D. are good listening……..WTIC got me to school on time……..thanks Bob Steele…….got me to work on time…….got my kids off to school on time and I STILL listen every a.m. Continue on………….Congratulations!!!!
    Ruth Shumbo Colchester CT

  6. grand sense of humor and memorable voice, love hearing her quips

  7. Hi Angela I am 74 years old with no TV But listen to you at 5AM every day you are on.Your sense of humor voice makes me smile and I get the weather when all Old Folks are sleeping. Congratulations for your 25 years on the air.

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