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My Life In Television News: From Typewriters And Film To Digital

It really is like magic these days. A live interview with social media maven, Vanessa Wojtusiak at WTNH-TV(abc) with an ipad and iphone. I started in television news in 1979 in my hometown of South Bend, Indiana, then I took off for Oklahoma City and then to the Nutmeg state, and my how the business 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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The Vintage Hi-Fi Museum Is Opening!

The Vintage Hi-Fi Museum is a reality and you are invited to the Grand Opening in West Hartford, CT. Don’t worry if you cannot make the Grand Opening of The Vintage Hi-Fi Museum in West Hartford in two weeks; we will open on Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment. Please be patient with Read more…

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Hartford Radio

If you’ve spent a life time in radio and television broadcasting like I have, or have been a listener or viewer in Connecticut, you’ll get a kick out of this book. Book Description: Radio broadcasting has been an integral part of the history of Hartford since the early part of the 20th century. WDRC was Read more…

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“Cover Me Boys, I’m Going In!”

The former Director of News at News Channel 8, Keith Hirshland was here in the late 1980’s and after he left he went on to be on the ground floor of ESPN 2, and was among the first to be hired in 1994 at the newly-formed Golf Channel where he produced tournaments around the world. Read more…

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I’m A Story Teller, Pure And Simple.

Here’s “my” story after telling so many of yours over more than 30 years in television news. From my beginnings in Indiana to Oklahoma to Connecticut. I write about you, innovators and entrepreneurs, small business, every day folks.From the time I learned to read, I started documenting what was going on in people’s lives which Read more…

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Katie Couric On “NYBERG”

Just before Katie Couric debuted her brand new talk show, produced by ABC and Disney, I went into New York City and sat on her new set and chatted her up. Of course she wanted to talk about the new show for which she is rumored to be getting $40 million a year, but I Read more…

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Paula~Mom Extraordinaire and Lifestyle Editor

To me Paula Modarelli Cocozza of Fairfield, Connecticut is a grownup Gidget, as in the 1960’s show starring actress Sally Field. Something was always going on in Gidget’s life, she was vibrant and fun and had oodles of positive energy, just like Paula. One thing Paula has that Gidget didn’t, a wonderful infectious laugh. You Read more…

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The Anatomy Of A Live Gubernatorial Debate

Thought it might be fun for you to see behind the scenes of what it takes to put on a live, one-hour gubernatorial debate. So take a look. A communications trailer where the show will be directed and switched, satellite truck, news cars and a ton of manpower and man hours, or woman hours as Read more…

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