Former CT anchor and tv personality, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-anchor Mika Brzezinski and CT radio and tv personality Diane Smith met more than 18 years ago, developing a friendship that has grown and sustianed over the years.
But recently the friendship was tested beyond most, and the results… a self-awareness epiphany, a renewed commitment to good health and a look at the obesity crisis in America and a bond that most best friends don’t share.
Read their story here.
Diane Smith will be one of the major honorees today (Wednesday) when the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences New England Chapter gets together in Boston for its awards dinner.
Smith, a popular tv journalist, radio show host, author and senior producer for programming at CT-N, has racked up more than 25 years of distinguished service to broadcasting and the community, a career that has led to her induction into the NATAS 2012 Silver Circle.
She joins Candy Altman (Hearst Television; New York, NY), Kim Block (WGME-TV; Portland, ME), Joe Merone (VPT; Colchester, VT), and Tony Petrarca (WPRI-TV; Providence, RI) as part of the 2012 class.
Selected to be inducted into the NATAS Gold Circle for more than 50 years of service is Chet Curtis (NECN; Newton, MA).
Other Connecticut broadcasters who are Silver Circle members include Kenn Venit, Joanne Nesti, Pat Sheehan and Curtiss Anderson.