Nyberg Hits 30

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Ann Nyberg, long-time News 8 anchor and friend of The Laurel, marked her 30 year anniversary with WTNH Monday.

She is one of the longest serving TV news anchors in Connecticut history. She noted the milestone on her Facebook page:

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Congratulations Ann.

Helmecki Leaves

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Long time producer and engineer Tim Helmecki is leaving his position with CBS/Radio in Hartford for an IT position outside of broadcasting.

Helmecki has been with WTIC since 1996 and produced shows for Colin McEnroe(where he was known on air as “Helmecki”), Bruce Stevens and Arnold Dean. He’ll continue to work on the production of college sports events on a freelance basis.

The Rest is History

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Photo: Westerly Sun

All stories such as this one must begin with the Ted Baxter line, “It all started at a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California…”

The Westerly Sun has a look back at the Connecticut connection as WFAN celebrates its 30th year in sports broadcasting.

H/T – Dudchik

Ingraham for Senate

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Glastonbury native Laura Ingraham is said to be considering a run for U.S. Senate in Virginia. She’d be running against Tim Kaine, this year’s Democratic nominee for vice president.

The news comes from Mike Allen, who once covered Connecticut for the New York Times, and is now launching Axios.com, an enterprise news organization. Allen writes a daily newsletter modeled after his successful Politico Playbook.

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Worth Noting

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Who knows if current U.S. policy toward Cuba will survive – as is – until the end of the month, but one Miami TV station is betting on the story either way.

WPLG is opening a Havana bureau and has sent one reporter and one videographer to live and work there. Their reports from Havana begin today.

Sunday Talk

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Face the State WFSB 11 am

Hosts: Dennis House & Susan Raff 

Michael Skakel Case:
Former Chief State’s Attorney Christopher Morano

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst:
2018 Political Plans

Flashback:
Thomas Dodd nominated for U.S. Senate – 1958

 

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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:00am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein & Al Terzi

Russian Hacking:
Matthew Schmidt, Assistant Prof. National Security, University of New Haven

State Budget Cuts to Municipalities:
Patrice McCarthy, CT Association of Boards of Education
Joseph Cirasuolo, CT Association of Public School Superintendents

 

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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

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman(D)

The Hour  – Check local listings.

Host: Jim Pellegrino

Mark Ojakian, President, state university system

Joe Brennan, President, Connecticut Business and Industry Association

State Senator Len Suzio

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)

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