New England Emmys


Congratulations to this year’s New England Emmy winners.

There are some familiar names on the list!

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am






Host: Dennis House

The Legislature and Taxes:

Joe Brennan, President, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association

Riverfront Recapture:

Joe Marfuggi, CEO

Mike Zaleski, CEO-elect


Interview with Bob Schiffer, 2010

The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am






Host: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi


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

Rep. Jonathan Steinberg(D)

Rep. Fred Wilms(R)

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)

Friday Names in the News


This weekend marks the retirement of Bob Schieffer as host of CBS’s Face the Nation.

We came across an interesting interview with Schieffer this week on the Diane Rehm Show. A bit different from all the others you’ll be seeing and hearing over the next few days because of the intimacy of radio and the friendship between Schieffer and Rehm.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be among Schieffer’s final guests on Sunday’s program.

Kala Rama, who got her start as an assignment editor at WTNH and later worked as a reporter at WWLP in Springfield, has landed a job as a reporter for WABC in New York City. Her husband, Anthony DiLorenzo, is a reporter for WPIX. The couple met while working at WWLP.

George Colli – the former backpack journalist turned NBC CT investigative reporter leads into another weekend with a big story on campaign finance investigations in Connecticut.

CNN is celebrating 35 years on the air. As part of the celebration the network put together this blooper reel.

Leadership Changes


WFSB has promoted three long time employees to important newsroom leadership positions.

Shawana Perry has been named assistant news director.

Tracy Furey has been named executive producer of Better Connecticut.

Jamie Mascia has been named senior producer for special projects.

Perry is returning to Connecticut from Ohio where she has been an executive producer at WHIO. Previously, she worked for five years at WFSB.


Husband Turns Advocate


Part of getting older is understanding that an ache, pain or dizzy feeling you may have worked through a few years ago could be a sign of a more serious condition. This can be especially true in professions like journalism where there is always pressure to perform and a “the show must go on mentality.”

Todd Crawford, the husband of the late WABC television reporter Lisa Colagrassi, learned this hard lesson in March when his wife collapsed at work and died as the result of a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was 49. In the month prior to her death, Colagrassi often came home from work complaining of a headache, but did not see a doctor.

Now, Crawford, who lives in Stamford is doing all he can to raise awareness about the condition and to lobby the federal government to devote more money toward research.

Related: What I Learned When I Almost Died, by Chris Licht


Cross Town Rival


Amanda Raus is leaving NBC CT for Fox CT.

The news broke in a series of social media posts beginning last week.

At Fox CT Raus will be morning anchor and reporter.

Amanda is engaged to NBC CT morning anchor Todd Piro.

Off the Rails

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John Dankosky and Colin McEnroe are promising – or at least expecting – to stir up some trouble Monday June 1st at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford.

They’re going to do an off air, “uncensored” version of their weekly WNPR political round up – known as The Wheelhouseand there will be beer.

Why “uncensored?” Well, it’s the last week of the state legislative session, we’ll be a block from the capitol, and we’ll probably say and hear some things that we can’t put on the radio.


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