Brad Davis Honored

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Dan Lovallo(L) and Brad Davis(R).

Legendary Connecticut broadcaster Brad Davis will be inducted into the Connecticut Veterans’ Hall of Fame on December 7th.

Davis served in the Marine Corps, has been a long-time supporter of the Veterans’ Day Parade in Hartford and is known for his deep personal loyalty to anyone he ranks as a friend.

H/T – Dan Lovallo.

Samaia Moves to TV News

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We at The Laurel have enjoyed following the career of Samaia Hernandez who has worked in print (Hartford Courant), broadcasting (WNPR), and in government press offices.  She has just started work as an on-air reporter at WNEM, a Meredith-owned CBS affiliate that covers mid-Michigan. She’s primarily working out of the Flint bureau and loving her new position. Here’s her station bio. We hope Connecticut hasn’t seen the last of her.

Ifill’s Local Ties

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PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, who died Monday of cancer at age 61, went to high school in Springfield at what was known as Classical High.

She was on the choir and the debate team.

Sherman’s Next Movie

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Former WTNH producer turned prolific author Casey Sherman has had another of his books turned into a movie.

Patriots Day tells the story about how Boston Police handled the investigation following the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. This is the second book by Sherman to be released as a movie in the last year. The Finest Hour was a film based on the story of a famous Coast Guard rescue.

Ingraham to White House?

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Glastonbury native Laura Ingraham, a strong supporter of Donald Trump, is reportedly under consideration to be White House press secretary.

The Young Tessitore

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Some may recall that ESPN College Football announcer Joe Tessitore was once the evening sports anchor at WFSB. He and his family still live in Connecticut and  son John is a junior at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. John is the kicker on a team which has been undefeated for the past three years. Perhaps his dad will be calling one of his college games in the future.

 

 

John & his mom Rebecca

Tarantal Assignment

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Former NBC CT reporter Erika Tarantal has a new role at Boston station WCVB.

In addition to her noon anchoring duties she will be a reporter and producer for the early evening magazine show called Chronicle.

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