Fox Ct co-anchor Laurie Perez was one of 37 women honored Wednesday by the New Britain YWCA at its 15th Biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon.
Perez, who is also co-host of FOX CT’s weekly political show “The Real Story”, and five others, were inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Leaders at the luncheon.
The event recognizes women in central Connecticut who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and outstanding achievements.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Laurie. She works as an anchor, hosts a political show, reports on major news stories yet finds time to help other women through her volunteerism and mentoring. We are proud that she is a member of the FOX CT News team,” said Coleen Marren, FOX CT News Director.
Other women inducted in the academy were State Rep. Elizabeth Boukus, Central Connecticut State University professor Carolyn Fallahi, Coram Deo Recovery case manager Theresa Leonard, New Britain High School Academy for Health Professions and Hospital for Special Care consultant Maria Pietrantuono and Career Development Specialist at the Connecticut Department of Labor, Diana Ryan.
Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin was the guest speaker. FOX CT anchor Alison Morris emceed the event.
An additional 31 women were also honored for their community service and outreach efforts at the luncheon at the Aqua Turf in Southington.
And at WFSB…
Dan Kain may have not been feted recently but he surely will be in the next few weeks. He is retiring.
Kain, who has worked at WFSB for 25 years, will step down on June 7.
As far as naming a replacement to the story-telling beat?
“Hard to say,”said news director Dana Neves. “Dan is really and truly irreplaceable!!”
And speaking of tv, do you want to be on it?
Fox TV is looking for chefs/cooks who want to be on “Hell’s Kitchen” with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
The reality show pits one cook against another and ultimately ends with someone being chosen by the hot-headed Ramsay to oversee the kitchen at one of his world-famous restaurants.
If you are interested, send an email to HKCasting2013@gmail.com
In the subject line put your name and the city and state where you live. In the body of the email include your name, where you live, your address, you present occupation, a photo of yourself, contact information and a little about your culinary experience and why you think you would be a good fit for the show.