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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: Oz Griebel on “open” primaries, ranked-choice voting, and election reform

    Former leader of the Metro-Hartford Alliance, and former candidate for governor, Oz Griebel, is now leading a push for “open” primaries and other election reforms in Connecticut. Under the current “closed” system, only voters who are registered with a particular party can vote in that party’s primary. Griebel says that leaves almost a-million “unaffiliated” voters out of the process.

  • The Real Story: State Sen. Henri Martin on toll proposal

    State Senator Henri Martin (R-Bristol), a ranking member of the Transportation Committee, talks about his opposition to the Democrats’ “trucks-only” tolls plan, a final version of which still has not been released.

  • The Real Story: AG William Tong on Sheff vs O’Neill settlement

    Connecticut Attorney General William Tong discusses settlement of the landmark desegregation case, Sheff v. O’Neill, which was brought 30 years ago, due to the racial isolation of school children in Hartford.

  • The Real Story: Governor Lamont on tolls & the 2020 session

    This week, we’re featuring a wide-ranging interview with Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont! While the regular legislative session won’t get underway until Feb. 5, he’s expecting a Special Session, perhaps next week, to deal exclusively with his signature agenda item – bringing back highway tolls to help pay for roads, bridges and other transportation needs. Democratic leaders, in both the Senate and the House, have expressed strong optimism that they have the votes to approve the latest plan, which will collect […]

  • The Real Story: Congressman John Larson (D-1st)

    [Note: This interview was recorded prior to the U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. You can read Congressman Larson’s statement on the airstrike here] Among the questions for the veteran 1st District Representative: Why he voted to impeach President Trump, and why Speaker Pelosi has still not forwarded the impeachment charges to the Senate for trial. Also, does he think that his proposal to build tunnels for the I-91/I-84 intersection in Hartford may have a better chance, […]

  • The Real Story: CBIA President Joe Brennan on CT business in 2020

    Joe Brennan is President and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), the state’s largest business organization. He offers his outlook for the state economy in 2020, and what his members want to see (and what they don’t want to see) coming out of the next legislative session, which starts on February 5th.

  • The Real Story: State Sen. Kevin Kelly on healthcare, prescription prices, marijuana and tolls

    State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) talks about his hopes for healthcare reform this year, similar to what other states are doing. A key focus is seeking federal authorization to import lower priced-prescription drugs from Canada and perhaps other countries. Where does he stand on tolls, and the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut??

  • The Real Story: Party chairs talk partisan politics in CT in the age of impeachment

    The intensity of partisan politics has only grown against the backdrop of the impeachment drama in Washington. Who’s to blame for it the divide, and what can we expect in the coming election year? A spirited discussion between Connecticut’s two major party leaders. Guests:  Nancy Wyman, State Democratic Party Chair former Lt. Governor J. R. Romano, State Republican Party Chair.

  • Real Story: Middletown’s new mayor, Ben Florsheim

    Middletown has another young Democrat as Mayor. This is our first interview with 27-year-old Ben Florsheim. He beat three candidates in the party primary, and went on to defeat a former Mayor and City Councilman, Seb Giuliano. What’s his secret, and what are his priorities?

  • The Real Story: Comptroller Kevin Lembo on CT’s red ink, and the cost of healthcare

    Red ink returns to the State Budget! State Comptroller Kevin Lembo says the deficit is not very large at this point, but he’s keeping a close watch on it, and he explains why revenue has not come in as expected. We also ask about what’s happening with efforts to bring down the cost of healthcare, especially with respect to prices for prescription medications.

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