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Al Terzi has one of the most recognizable faces in Connecticut, having spent more than four decades (since 1968) anchoring and reporting the news here.

Al is a native of upstate New York, where he started his broadcasting career as a radio DJ.

A highly-respected journalist, he is a two-time Emmy Award winner, who, in addition to anchoring major daily newscasts , has considerable experience hosting political interview programs.

Among his many other honors over the years is a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England Associated Press/RTNDA chapter in Boston, and a Silver Circle Award for 25+ years of television service, from the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Al’s education includes undergraduate studies at both Yale University and Central Connecticut State University, and he holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

A military veteran, Al was trained as a linguist in Chinese and Korean, and spent more than seven years with Air Force Intelligence Operations in the Far East, during the Vietnam-era.

Al and his wife, Carolyn, currently reside in Middletown.


Recent Articles
  • The Real Story: Guy Smith

    HARTFORD — Guy Smith, Democrat, for Connecticut Governor is Al and Jenn’s guest. With considerable experience in the business world, the nonprofit world and even the political world (working on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run for president), he believes he can lift the state out of it doldrums. He said he won’t raise taxes. He would, on the other hand, support the addition of highway tolls to gain needed revenue for infrastructure improvements, but he says he would do it differently.

  • The Real Story: Jobs and the economy

    HARTFORD — Joe Brennan, President and CEO of the CT Business and Industry Association (CBIA) is Al and Jenn’s guest. They get his reaction to the new Commerce Department report, showing how Connecticut’s economy surged during the summer months last year. Also, with unemployment still high in the state, we ask whether he thinks the new federal tax reforms will really help create jobs. He also  talks about what his members want from state lawmakers this year.

  • The Real Story: Whalers license plates for sale

    HARTFORD — The new commemorative Hartford Whalers license plates are finally available for purchase! Approved last summer by the state legislature, part of the proceeds will go to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, for a new dialysis and infusion center. Al and Jenn  discuss the plates and the Whalers’ legacy (Will the team ever come back?), with former Whalers player Bob Crawford, and with Peter Hindle, one of the superfan “Whaler Guys” you’ve seen on TV.

  • The Real Story: Immmigration

    HARTFORD — What President Trump said during a recent White House meeting on immigration reform has ignited another storm of controversy, both abroad, and here at home. It happened when he expressed his preference for immigrants from certain countries, such as Norway, but not from others, such as Haiti, El Salvador and any country in Africa. A particular word that he used to describe those countries evoked strong waves of shock and anger in many capitals. Foreign policy expert Scott […]

  • The Real Story: Ned Lamont

    HARTFORD — Greenwich millionaire Ned Lamont, who famously beat Joe Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, this week entered the 2018 race for Connecticut governor. He favors raising taxes on the wealthy, legalizing marijuana for recreational use and adding electronic tolls to Connecticut highways. See how he reacts to the proposal by Republican candidate Mark Boughton, Mayor of Danbury, to phase out the state income tax!

  • The Real Story: Pro soccer in Hartford?

    HARTFORD — A renewed effort to bring professional soccer to the old Dillon Stadium in Hartford. A new group of investors, led by Bruce Mandell, has been selected to put together a team for the United Soccer League (USL), and have them ready to play next April. Mandell said he will pay rent to use the stadium, but, unlike the previous group, will have nothing to do with the necessary reconstruction of the stadium. The earlier project folded, after the […]

  • Real Story – Courtney on budget impasse

    The budget impasse in Congress drags on, with temporary funding due to expire on January 19. But Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney remains strongly optimistic that the bipartisan proposal on immigration will ultimately prevent a government shutdown. He also brings better news for families whose homes have crumbling foundations. GUEST: U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D) Dist-2

  • Real Story – Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti

    HARTFORD — Among the long list of Republicans running for governor this year (or exploring the possibility) is long-time Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. He previously ran in 2014, but failed to qualify for a primary. What makes him think he’ll succeed this time, how does he set himself apart from the others in the running and what would be his priorities as governor?

  • Real Story – Malloy’s highway priorities

    HARTFORD — Governor Malloy has identified more than $4B in highway construction projects, which he believes need to be completed, and he plans to ask state lawmakers to find a way to pay for the work, whether through highway tolls, higher taxes or some other method). The projects include replacing the I-84 viaduct in Hartford, widening I-95 from Bridgeport to Stamford and revamping the I-84 “mixmaster” in Waterbury. Transportation Commissioner Redeker joins us to make the case for the governor. […]

  • The Real Story: The case of Matthew Tirado

    HARTFORD — State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan discusses the case of Matthew Tirado, the autistic 17-year-old who died of starvation and neglect, and whose mother has been charged with manslaughter in his death. This tragedy was the focus of a legislative hearing earlier this month, looking into why DCF had dropped him from its rolls just a month prior to his death inspired to run