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Official Anchor Announcement At WTNH

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Anne-DarrenAli-ChrisIt must be anchor week at area television stations! This from WTNH, although we kind of knew it was coming!

“WTNH News 8 is proud to announce two new anchor teams. Anne Craig is now officially joining Darren Kramer as co-anchor of News 8 at 5 and News 8 at 11. With Anne’s move to nights, Ali Reed will now have a permanent seat at the Good Morning Connecticut anchor desk with Chris Velardi.

“We didn’t have to look far to find our two new co-anchors. Their new assignments will allow us to better serve the ever changing needs of our audience,” said Al Carl, News Director of WTNH News 8. “Anne’s time on the mornings showed us she would transition nicely to weeknights, and Ali is an excellent journalist who has already made herself a valuable member of the Good Morning Connecticut team.”

Craig has been filling-in on the nighttime anchor desk, since the departure of former News 8 anchor, Sonia Baghdady. Craig returned from maternity leave in November. She has been with News 8 since the fall of 2011 and has been the co-anchor of Good Morning Connecticut for two years.

Ali Reed moved to the Good Morning Connecticut anchor desk, while Craig was on maternity leave. Reed can now be seen sitting alongside the morning team of Chris Velardi, Gil Simmons and Teresa (LaBarbera) Dufour. Reed also joined News 8 in 2011, after stints at News 12 and Foxnews.com.”


It’s A Healthy Girl for WTNH Anne Craig and Husband

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Courtesy of Anne Craig

After dozens of entertaining tweets over the past few DAYS of labor (!!!), WTNH anchor Anne Craig and her husband,Chris Lawton, have welcomed daughter, Johanna Jane!

Born Monday at 4:23p.m. at Yale-New Haven hospital, Johanna weighed in at 5 pounds 4 ounces, according to the last and probably happiest of her Tweets.

Craig Tweets, “She’s perfect! All healthy, beyond happy!”

The couple’s efforts to have a baby were full of so many health challenges and were discussed by Craig during her pregnancy.

And if you are into lucky numbers, Craig notes that it took the couple five years to get pregnant, there were five days of labor, and Johanna arrived at a little over 5 pounds on Aug. 5.

So very special congratulations to all.