If you tuned into television lately:
You may have caught Southern Connecticut State University librarian Wendy Hardenberg on “Jeopardy” Friday night.
Hardenberg, along with Sami Siegelbaum, an art professor at DePaul University, ended up in the black on the show but barely had a chance of winning against mega-winner, Illinois business consultant, Julia Collins.
Collins, as of Friday, has been on 20 consecutive episodes bringing her total winnings to $428,100 as she walked away with yet another win.
Hardenberg did manage to come back after a slow start on the show and ended up second with at the end of the “Final Jeopardy!” round.
The top “Jeopardy!” player ever is Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games for a total of $2.5 million in prize money.
Switching channels, WFSB anchor Dennis House is single again.
The well-known tv personality has lost his 11 p.m. co-anchor Hena Daniels.
House, who in real life is married to another WFSB anchor, Kara Sundlun, will continue solo on at the 11 p.m. anchor desk, according to station news director Dana Neves.
As as far as Daniels disappearance from the anchor desk?
“Hena is working on our special projects unit,” said Neves.
Daniels had been co-anchoring with House since August, 2012.
WTNH has brought in a television news veteran as its newest anchor. Jim Watkins from WPIX in New York has a new commute to the New Haven-based station where he is anchoring the weekend morning newscasts. That’s the spot previously occupied by Jeff Valin, who has moved over to NBC CT.
If you caught the preview special of the new show “Game of Crowns” on Bravo Sunday night, you may have seen a familiar face, Berlin resident Lori-Ann Marchese Napolitano.
The former Mrs. Connecticut America is a fitness consultant/trainer and cover model who owns Body Construct LLC, a workout facility where she trains women according to her bio on the website for the new docuseries that follows six pageant wives competing on the “Mrs.” circuit.
“When she is not training others, Loriann competes in fitness pageants, interviews professional athletes on red carpets, and models for fitness magazines, workout videos, infomercials and more,” the bio states.
Married, the 29-year-old’s other titles include Miss Bikini Fitness America New York, Miss Bikini New England, Miss Model Fitness America New York, Miss Bikini Fitness Atlantic WBFF Pro and Miss Summer Nationals.
The show officially premieres in July.
If you watched Katie Couric’s “Katie” Thursday on ABC, you would have seen yet another Connecticut resident.
Sixto Cancel of Bridgeport was featured on the show with tv personality Lisa Ling, whose topic was “Foster Care in the United States.” Cancel, first placed in foster care when he was 11 months old, was one of several guests who talked about their experiences with the foster care system.