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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: Trumps first overseas trip as president

    HARTFORD — President Trump, is on his first overseas trip as president, while, back home, his fledgling administration remains embroiled in various investigations. He’ll meet with leaders of Saudi Arabia, Israel and other Middle East nations, as well as NATO allies, to chart a course for future relations.\ Trump will delivered a major speech Sunday to the leaders of more than two dozen Muslim nations where he’ll urge countries to drive out extremists. An early draft of his speech does […]

  • The Real Story: Changes coming to Husky health plan could impact families

    HARTFORD —  Efforts grind on, at the state capitol, to forge a new two-year budget, there is the serious concern that one money-saving proposal from Governor Dannel Malloy could cause thousands of lower-income Connecticut residents to be dumped from the Husky Health Plan. Malloy wants to sharply reduce the maximum eligibility income for them to keep their coverage. New revenue projections showed the deficit for the fiscal year beginning July 1 had grown from $1.7 billion to $2.3 billion. The state […]

  • The Real Story: Opioid crisis

    HARTFORD — With Connecticut now ranking fifth in the nation in the number of opioid overdose deaths, there is bipartisan support for a new bill that, among other things, imposes new controls on prescriptions for pain killers, and the storage and disposal of the drugs. Connecticut ranks 5th for ER visits Massachusetts had the highest number. And Rhode Island came in third. Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: 1-800-563-4086 hotline locates an assessment center near you. The assessment centers can help determine which […]

  • The Real Story: State employee layoffs

    HARTFORD — The pace of negotiations between the Malloy administration and the state employee unions is picking up, with only 3 ½ weeks remaining in the legislative session. The governor’s office is seeking $700M in contract concessions, to help balance the state budget for the next two years. Lori Pelletier, President of the state AFL-CIO, while not taking part in the talks, discusses the challenges of reaching an agreement, given that the unions agreed to significant givebacks, during the two […]

  • The Real Story: Republican Micah Welintukonis

    HARTFORD — We continue our series of interviews with candidates exploring a run for governor in next year’s election. This week, we speak with Republican Micah Welintukonis, a US Army veteran who was seriously injured in a suicide bombing, while serving in Afghanistan. He talks about his reasons for running, his experience and priorities.  He also explains why he has chosen to withdraw from the Citizens Election Program, which provides public funding for campaigns. On May 1st 2017, Welintukonis said he’s […]

  • The Real Story: Wyman considers run for Governor

    HARTFORD — Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman confirms that she is considering a run for governor, to succeed Gov. Dannel Malloy, but that she hasn’t made a final decision. At the same time, she expresses deep concern over the effects of “Trumpcare”, should the replacement for the Affordable Care Act win final passage in the Senate. She calls the plan “really bad”, and announces that she is forming a bipartisan working group to prepare to deal with the impact. The Democrat […]

  • The Real Story: Peter Lumaj

    HARTFORD — Fairfield Attorney Peter Lumaj who is “exploring” a run for governor, and has already raised a lot of money in his bid for the Republican nomination, blasts the Malloy administration and legislative Democrats for causing the deep budget crisis by extreme overspending. We also ask why he takes issue with Gov. Malloy’s acceptance of refugees in the state, when Lumaj himself, an Albanian immigrant, came to the US as a refugee (from the war in the Balkans). The fiscal […]

  • The Real Story: Budget crisis deepens

    HARTFORD — As the state budget crisis deepens, a new revenue projection is $475 million less than expected. Senate Co-Chairs of Appropriations Committee, Sen. Cathy Osten (D) Sprague and Sen. Paul Formica (R) East Lyme joined Al and Jenn. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy‘s budget office and the General Assembly’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis are expected Monday to release state revenue estimates both offices agree upon. The estimates will cover the current two-year budget and the following three years. Early reports […]

  • The Real Story: Banning weaponized drones

    HARTFORD — A police chief and an official with the American Civil Liberties Union discuss a proposed Connecticut law that would ban weaponized drones, but includes an exception for police. If it passes, it would be the first law of its kind in the nation. Chief John Salvatore, Monroe PD, President, CT Police Chiefs Association and Dan Barrett, Legal Director, CT ACLU joined the discussion. Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police […]

  • The Real Story: Middletown Mayor Dan Drew

    HARTFORD — Dan Drew, Democratic Mayor of Middletown, talks about his run for governor, and his priorities should he win the election. Drew announced in January that he will officially file paperwork for an exploratory committee to consider a run for Governor. “For too long, the focus of our government has been to assist people at the very top. The people in the middle are left behind,” said Drew in a statement.“We must recognize that we have the opportunity and responsibility […]