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FOX CT Terzi Stepping Down From Anchor Desk

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terziFOX CT anchor Al Terzi, dubbed “the dean of Connecticut news,” is stepping down from the anchor desk effective March 31.

The 72-year-old award-winning television personality isn’t exactly retiring however, but rather scaling back on his on-air duties at the station.

“I will continue to do my political show, the “Real Story,” he said, referring to the Sunday morning show he co-hosts with FOX CT’s Laurie Perez. “But I am getting off the daily anchor desk.”

Terzi said he plans to continue teaching at the CT School of Broadcasting and is exploring teaching jobs at some area colleges and universities as well.

“I don’t think you can say I’m retiring, just retiring from the anchor desk,” he said.

Terzi said he began thinking about scaling back his career a few months ago when he and his wife Carolyn began making travel plans for their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

“She talked about a trip to Europe and cruise for three weeks and I said half-kiddingly, ‘maybe now is the time for me to step back from the day-to-day work,” Terzi said.

Terzi, who began his career as a radio deejay in 1960, made the move to television in 1967 as a weatherman. He worked at WTNH and WFSB before joining FOX CT in July, 2012.

“He is truly one of a kind,” said FOX CT news director Coleen Marren.

Marren said there will be a launch for his successor soon.

FOXCT Launches News At 5 Monday With Terzi/Morris

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terzi[1]There is new news at Fox Ct…literally.

The Hartford-based station is adding a daily one hour  5 p.m. newscast beginning Monday, Jan. 28.

“This makes FOX CT news the only station in the market bringing viewers 52
hours of local news programming every week, almost 50% more than any other local news station”, said Richard Graziano, vice president and general manager
of FOX CT/WCCT-TV and publisher, president & CEO of the Hartford Courant.
“We’re proud to be a station that is growing and expanding to serve the ongoing
viewing needs of our audience.”

Al Terzi and Alison Morris will anchor the show, joined by meteorologist Rachel
Frank and sports director Rich Coppola.

FOX CT’s “The Real Story” anchor and award-winning reporter, Laurie Perez will
join Brent Hardin at the anchor desk during the FOX CT News at Four, along with
meteorologist Rachel Frank.

“Viewers are turning to us because our team works 24/7 to be relevant,” said
FOX CT News Director Coleen Marren. “We care about protecting and informing
viewers so they are constantly aware of all local news and weather events.”

TV News Update Including Double Terzi At FoxCT

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terzitterzi[1]For those who think they are occasionally seeing double when it came “Terzi” on Fox Ct, you are.

Anchor and “The Real Story” co-host,   Al Terzi,  is on FoxCt and now so is his son, Tony.

The younger Terzi, a sports anchor for 12 years at WTIC Fox 61 (pre- Fox Ct)  explained he is doing some freelance work at his father’s place these days.

Terzi, who also does a WDRC Saturday show with his dad,  admitted he has some “catching up” to do when it comes to new tv technology. He is liking the reunion with his old station friends, he reports. His schedule includes reporting for either the Fox Ct morning news or the 4 p.m. news.

In other Fox Ct news, meteorologist Rachel Frank is sparkling and it has nothing to do with the sun. She’s engaged and getting married in September.

frank1She shares she said “yes” to  Aram Bolduc while the two were visiting her grandparents in Las Vegas recently. The two met at a Crossfit gym . The groom -to-be is an East Coast sales manager for a tech company.

Lots of changes over at WTNH.

Erin Logan has been named weekend evening anchor at WTNH. She joined the station in 2011 as a general assignment reporter.

So where does that leave veteran tv personality and weekend anchor, Don Lark?

Lark will apparently be the “fill-in” anchor weekdays and weekends.

Also at the New Haven station, Nneka Nwosu is a new reporter. Most recently working in Providence,  she also worked for News 10 in New York. She began her journalism career as an intern for the late Peter Jennings.

Osweeneyver at NBC Connecticut, Darren Sweeney deserves a pat on the back or a new pair of running shoes. He reports he completed his first half marathon at Disney, raising more than $3,500 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Team in Training. “My mom was recently diagnosed and I wanted to jump in and see if I could help the fight,” he explained.

And speaking of NBC CT, station alum Diana Perez , has been tapped as  the new co-anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning” working alongside Rob Nelson.