Category Archives: Television/Radio

Television News Producer Ayah Galal On Fireside Chats With Nyberg

Ayah Galal is nothing short of delightful. She is a 21-year old television news producer at WTNH-TV who graduated from Quinnipiac University. She is one of five children and is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen in this business. She is proud of her Egyptian heritage, loves ice coffee and traveling and as Read more…

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WTNH Sports Guy John Pierson On “Fireside Chats With Nyberg”

Another fun “Fireside Chats With Nyberg with WTNH News 8’s sports guy, and father of four, John Pierson. I learned he knows how to mitre corners, in that he loves carpentry. Guest appearances by a soon-to-married Sam Kantrow in a shiny red car that isn’t his, and reporter Mario Boone and photographer, JP Coleman in a News 8 live Read more…

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Connecticut’s First Television Station, WTNH, Turns 70!

WTNH(abc) is Connecticut’s oldest television station, and the second oldest in New England. The station has come a long way since June 15, 1948, and in this special we take a look back at our history, complete with memories and stories from News 8 alumni throughout our seven decades. Hosted by Ann Nyberg and Keith Kountz, Read more…

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Saturday Night Live’s, Streeter Seidell

Streeter Seidell grew up in Madison, Connecticut, went to Hand High School and became a comedy writer. For the last four years you’ve been seeing his work on “Saturday Night Live.” He’s written many of the most hilarious skits, including co-writing “David S. Pumpkins” which stars actor Tom Hanks. That skit was turned into an Read more…

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“Becoming British”

Thom Brooks was raised in Guilford, Connecticut.He went abroad to the United Kingdom as a student, first to Ireland and then to England and decided he would stay. He became a British citizen in 2011…he describes in his book, called “Becoming British” what life is like as an immigrant. He he now heads the Law School at Read more…

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Record Your Music at Danbury’s Library For Free!

Need a recording studio for free? Well guess what, the Danbury Library just put one in and as long as you have a library card you can use it. You can do up to two, three hour sessions a month. For all of you who dream of one day becoming a national recording artist and Read more…

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The One Of A Kind, Geoff Fox

People come and go in the news business, but others stay in one place a long time and become entrenched in their community. Those of you who have been with Action News, News Channel 8, and News 8 over the years got to know a weather guy by the name of Geoff Fox. He was on Read more…

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Here’s to 30 years, Connecticut!

On this date, January 16th, 1987, 30 years ago, I came to WTNH-TV, I was a mother of one, the twins had not arrived, that would be in 1989. In 1987, which seems like a lifetime ago, we were Action News 8. One gallon of gas cost 89 cents on average, a US Postage Stamp Read more…

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Bristol Beat Radio, It’s About The Community

There’s a new Connecticut local radio station in Bristol, Connecticut that will serve the community. “The Beat,” Bristol’s Rock Mix online radio station is streaming live online 24-7. An app for the station is now in the testing phase. This is the brainchild of Steve Gagne (Gag-Knee), a hometown boy and U.S. Marine who served our Read more…

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Dick Cavett to Receive The First “Spirit Of Katharine Hepburn Award”

The ‪Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will hold its annual Summer Gala Saturday August 27th, 2016 on the historic Old Saybrook Town Green. In addition to fantastic eats and fabulous music and dancing, the inaugural Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award will be presented as a graceful statuette sculpted in the likeness of Katharine Hepburn by Kimberly Read more…

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