In case you haven’t noticed, Fox Ct anchor Laurie Perez has been MIA.
She has a good reason. She is about to become a MRS.
The South Windsor native and daughter of Vic and Rose Perez, will be saying “I do” to fiance Jeff Collette at nuptials in Hawaii Saturday.
According to Perez, who also co-hosts the station’s “The Real Story,” the wedding will be a sunset affair on a deck overlooking the ocean. It will be a very traditional Hawaiian ceremony, she said, with Hawaiian songs performed on a ukulele for the reception.
The bride-to-be said about 50 people are coming to the wedding.
And how did they meet?
“Jeff and I met through a mutual friend at ESPN,” she said about Collette, an ESPN SportsCenter producer who hails from Wisconsin and came to Connecticut from Texas. “It was my birthday and I went out celebrating with friends and Jeff came in with our mutual friend and we were introduced,” she said about the meeting three years ago. “We’re so excited, overwhelmed by the beauty of Hawaii and will be bringing the Aloha spirit home with us.”
Congratulations to you both. Wishing you many, many happy years together.
A FoxCt show host and a Hartford Courant reporter have been named to the Latinos for Professional Advancement (LUPA) “50 Most Influential Latinos in the Greater Hartford Area” list for 2012.
Laurie Perez, co-host of “The Real Story” and Hartford reporter Vanessa de la Torre are among those who have been included on LUPA’s first annual list.
The list includes Latinos from various ethnic backgrounds, various ages, those in the private and public sector, musicians, military, media nonprofit organizations and business owners.
Others on the list include Marilyn Alverio, founder and producer of the Latinos in Power Symposium, well-known musician Ray Gonzalez, Hartford Supt. of Schools Christina Kishimoto, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, and Universal Health Foundation president, Frances Padilla. Also author and poet Bessy Reyna, Capital Community College president, Wilfredo Nieves, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving officer, Pete Rosa and Joe Rodriguez, outreach aid to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
For the complete list go here