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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: The Kavanaugh nomination

    HARTFORD — A Constitutional Law expert discusses President Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court, conservative Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and the concerns that, if he is confirmed, it could lead to rulings that would restrict a woman’s right to an abortion, and expand gun rights. Guest: Prof. Stephen Gilles, Quinnipiac U. School of Law

  • The Real Story: Tyler Flanigan

    HARTFORD — Tyler Flanigan, the 19-year-old UConn student seeking the Republican nomination for State Senate, is now promising that, if elected, he will decline a salary and a pension. Flanigan has qualified for the August 14 primary, when he’ll face Rocky Hill Town Councilman Ed Charamut.

  • The Real Story: Denying tax exemptions

    HARTFORD — Many Connecticut cities and towns, dealing with the decline in financial aid from the state, have found a new way to boost revenue: They are denying property tax exemptions for non-profit organizations. How the non-profits are fighting back. Guest: Gian-Carl Casa, President and CEO, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance

  • The Real Story – US Senator Richard Blumenthal

    US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D) Connecticut discusses the status of a lawsuit he’s leading (with support from 200 other congressional Democrats), a case that claims President Trump is violating the US Constitution by not getting permission from Congress before receiving gifts and other benefits for himself or his many businesses (especially from foreign governments), while serving as President.  Blumenthal cites, as examples, a $500,000 loan from China, and the use of his hotels and other properties by Saudi Arabia.  Will […]

  • The Real Story – Oz Griebel

    Oz Griebel, Independent candidate for Connecticut Governor, explains why he thinks only an independent governor, not affiliated with either major party, can fix what’s wrong with Connecticut (with respect to the string of huge budget deficits and tax increases, and the lack of economic growth.

  • The Real Story – New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart

    New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart discusses her fight to win the GOP nomination to run for Lieutenant Governor.  In the party’s upcoming August primary, she is challenging veteran State Senator Joe Markley, of Southington (the party-endorsed candidate), and her counterpart from Darien, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, who, like Stewart, received enough delegate support at the party’s May convention to qualify for the primary.

  • The Real Story: Lori Pelletier

    On this segment, we are focusing on the latest rulings by the US Supreme Court. One was a blow to unions that represent government workers. The justices decided that employees who decide not to join a union, are no longer required to pay fees to the union to help pay the cost of negotiating contracts (from which those non-members also benefit). Connecticut is one of nearly two dozen states that have required non-members to pay those fees. Joining The Real […]

  • The Real Story: Muslim Leader Mongi Dhahouadi

    The justices approved the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban, which has been in effect since December. It still bars travel from five predominantly Muslim countries, but adds travel from North Korea and Venezuela. Because, unlike earlier versions of his travel ban, this one includes non-Muslim countries, the high court decided it was reasonable under the President’s authority to take action in the interest of national security. Joining The Real Story is Muslim Leader Mongi Dhahouadi, from the Washington-based Center for […]

  • The Real Story – Brian Foley joins FOX61

    Brian Foley, who just retired as Deputy Police Chief in Hartford, is soon coming to work at FOX61, as the station’s Chief Investigator.  As he prepares for his new role, he joins us to reflect on how things have changed during his 24 year career in law enforcement, especially when it comes to police-community relations.

  • The Real Story – Bob Stefanowski

    Bob Stefanowski (R) for Governor – Stefanowski, one of three Republicans trying to petition their way onto the August primary ballot, says he has already collected the signatures of 12,000 registered Republicans (3,000 more than necessary), and he’s begun to submit them for certification.  A highly experienced business executive, he explains why eliminating the state income tax has to be pat of any plan to rebuild the state economy.