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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 – Bronin considers run for governor

    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin explains his decision to explore a run for Governor, despite the fact that he has, so far, served only two years of his four-year term, and the city that remains in a state of fiscal crisis.

  • The Real Story – Tax reform

    A discussion of the “tax reform” efforts in Congress, and how they would impact Connecticut taxpayers. There are significant differences between the House and Senate versions, which remain to be worked out, including deductions for mortgage interest and state income taxes. Also, the Senate version would repeal the Obamacare individual mandate, but the House version would not. Guest: Brian Newman, CPA and Partner, CohnReznick

  • The Real Story – Matt Corey for Senate

    Hartford Republican Matt Corey discusses his campaign for US Senate, against the incumbent Democrat, Sen. Chris Murphy. Corey, a local businessman, actor and Navy veteran, and is a big fan of President Trump, has previously run three unsuccessful campaigns against First District Congressman John Larson.

  • The Real Story – Attorney General George Jepsen

    Attorney General George Jepsen, who announced this week that he will not run for reelection, explains how and why he came to that decision, and what might be in his future?  Might he and his long-time friend Gov. Dan Malloy, embark on a venture together, after they leave their respective offices?  Which major investigations and lawsuits will Jepsen focus on for the remainder of his term?

  • The Real Story – Crumbling foundations

    New developments in the “crumbling foundations” saga.  Tim Heim, the leader for the thousands of families whose homes, like his, are in danger of collapsing, talks about the financial help (in the form of grants) that is included in the new state budget, as well as the promised federal help, in the form of a tax deductions for their out-of-pocket costs in making repairs.  In a late development, It turns out the tax deduction will disappear, if Congress approves the new tax cuts.

  • The Real Story – Reporter Roundtable

    Reporter Roundtable – Veteran state capitol reporters discuss developments in the 2018 election cycle, including the races for governor, and now, attorney General. Also, the likelihood that state lawmakers will go into Special Session, to deal with the growing deficit and the impact of cuts they made to Medicaid, which could put tens of thousands of seniors and disabled recipients in dire straits. Guests: Chris Keating, Capital Bureau Chief for the Hartford Courant Christine Stuart, Editor, CTNewsJunkie.com Jeevan Vittal, Fox61 Capitol Reporter

  • The Real Story – Bristol’s first woman mayor discusses her priorities

    In the recent municipal elections, voters in Bristol chose Democrat Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, over the two-term Republican incumbent, Mayor Ken Cockayne, who had recently been censured by the City Council, for sexual harassment. Zoppo-Sassu, Bristol’s first woman mayor, discusses her priorities, including fighting homelessness and the opioid crisis.

  • The Real Story – Hartford home invasion

    A Hartford woman calls police from a “safe room” in her home, after a burglar enters. On arrival, officers find the suspect, Leroy Mims, hiding in an upstairs bathtub. Mims has a record of 130 arrests and 46 convictions. Deputy Chief Brian Foley discusses the challenges of dealing with “career criminals”.

  • The Real Story – Trump’s Asia trip

    What are the takeaways from President Trump’s 12-day trip to five Asian Countries? His agenda focused on trade and the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. What did he accomplish? Guest: Scott Bates, Deputy Secretary of the State, and foreign policy expert.

  • The Real Story – Election interference ?

    Connecticut is one of 21 states whose voting system was targeted by Russian hackers last year, in the run-up to the presidential election. While they were unable to breach our system, they did get into the systems in Illinois and Arizona.  What made the difference here?  An explanation.   Guest:  Secretary of the State Denise Merrill