“Channel 3 WFSB announced today that Anchor Al Terzi is leaving the station to pursue other interests. Mr. Terzi’s last day on-air will be Friday February 24, 2012. He has been with Channel 3 for 28 of the last 44 years.
“I will certainly miss the daily contact with my TV family, at Eyewitness News” said Mr. Terzi. “They have made every day, rewarding and fun, and I wish each and every one of them continued success with their careers. They are all so amazingly talented. It has been a joy to be in their company every day. I also want to thank the viewers who have invited me into their homes every day over all these years.”
WFSB Vice president/gm Klarn DePalma confirmed that the station and Terzi could not come to a new contract agreement so Terzi is leaving Friday.
Calling the 69-year-old Terzi, “irreplaceable,” the station is not out looking for a new face yet, but rather tapping anchor Dennis House to share 5 and 5:30 newscast duties with Denise D’Ascenzo.
The question on the street…what other tv stations are already sizing up Terzi for a new anchor desk, when will it happen (Compete clause? Oh no, wait that’s not an issue ) and what will the magic number be?
The comments are coming in from people who feel like they are losing a family member and are already concerned that a familiar face will no longer be delivering their evening news.
Would you like to see Al Terzi on some other anchor desk?