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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: Threat of war with North Korea

    A panel of experts weighs in on the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Is war inevitable? How can it be avoided? Guests: National Security analyst Lew Nescott. International Relations Expert Yvonne Davis Foreign Policy Specialist Scott Bates

  • The Real Story: Crumbling foundations

    An update on the “crumbling foundations” crisis, affecting tens of thousands of homes in Eastern Connecticut. Homeowners have requested a federal investigation into possible wrongdoing by the state, and by insurance companies, which have refused to pay to replace the foundations, saying the policies cover collapses only. The families suspect that insurers secretly changed policy language AFTER being “tipped off” about the problem, more than 15 years ago. A U.S. Senate panel recently heard testimony on that.

  • The Real Story: Trump threatens to drop insurance subsidies

    While Connecticut’s health insurance exchange has performed much better than many others across the country, there is potential trouble on the horizon.  The two remaining insurers, Anthem and Connecticare, are both warning that they may decide to pull out of the exchange, if the Trump Administration decides to drop the subsidies that have made health insurance more affordable for low-income individuals.  The companies have already submitted double-digit rate increase requests to the state Insurance Department. Guest:  Jim Wadleigh, CEO, AccessHealthCT  

  • The Real Story: State budget saga continues

    The Connecticut Senate this week gave final legislative approval to a package of concessions expected to cover $1.5B of the estimated $5B budget deficit through June 2019.  Still to be completed, however, is work on the rest of the budget, with the focus on financial aid to cities and towns (the biggest chunk of spending).  How much longer is the process going to take, and what is the “hangup”? Guest:  Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D) Berlin, House Speaker

  • The Real Story: Allowing people as young as 50 to buy into Medicare

    After another failure by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), a bipartisan group of Senators is now working instead on fixing problems with the law, problemS that have led to skyrocketing increases in premiums, sharply higher deductibles and co-pays and reduced benefits.  Meanwhile, Democrats in the House, including Connecticut’s Joe Courtney and John Larson, have come up with a new idea:  Allowing people as young as 50 to buy into Medicare.  Larson explains how that would work, and why he thinks […]

  • The Real Story: Norwalk mother granted stay

    Nury Chavarria, the Norwalk mother who took refuge in a New Haven church to avoid deportation to her native Guatemala is back with her family after an immigration judge this week granted a stay of the order, while her case is reviewed. Her lawyer says Nury has successfully worked and raised a family here for more than two decades, and he hopes her case will help alter the “illegal immigration” conversation. Guest:  Glenn Formica, Attorney for Nury Chavarria

  • The Real Story: Health care bill repeal fails

    Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed again this week, when the Senate rejected a proposal to simply repeal key provisions of the law, including the mandate for individuals to buy insurance (or pay a tax penalty), and the mandate for companies with more than 50 employees to offer health insurance to their workers.  A Connecticut expert explains why Congress is going about this all wrong. Guest:  Prof. Angela Mattie, Chair, Health Care Management, Quinnipiac University

  • The Real Story: Transgender personnel in military service

    President Trump tweeted this week that he is going to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military, in any capacity.  He says the policy, approved by former President Obama last year, adds to medical costs and affects our military readiness.  Is that true, and would such a ban be legal? Guest:  David McGuire, Executive Director, ACLU Connecticut  

  • The Real Story:  O.J. Simpson get parole

    O.J. Simpson, famously acquitted in the 1994 murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has won parole after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence, for the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel. Prominent Connecticut defense attorney Norm Pattis analyzes that case, and the challenges that Simpson will face, following his scheduled release in October.

  • The Real Story: No budget yet

    Still no vote on a new two-year state budget, more than three weeks into a new fiscal year. State employees agreed to $1.5M in concessions, to help erase a $5B deficit.  When will the legislature do its part? Guests: Sen. Martin Looney (D) New Haven, Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Kevin Witkos (R) Canton, Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tem