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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: Controversy and concern over “quasi-public” agencies

    Governor Lamont has ordered a top-to-bottom review of quasi-public agencies. The state has more than a dozen “Quasis”, which are financed by the state to perform a particular function, but are allowed to operate like a business (with fewer government controls), enabling them to respond more quickly to take advantage of opportunities, or to correct problems. The investigations follow the revelation that the Connecticut Port Authority paid $3,000 of taxpayer money for six pieces of office wallart – six photos […]

  • The Real Story: Atty. General William Tong on gun reform

    In the wake of last weekend’s mass shootings in Dayton, OH and E Paso, TX, CT Attorney General William Tong has joined the call for Congress to pass gun laws similar to those that Connecticut adopted after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Also discussed: Tong’s investigation of e-cigarette maker JUUL over its marketing practices, including ads targeting young people, and its claims of being a safe and effective alternative to smoking tobacco products.

  • The Real Story: CCDL President on gun reform

    As leader of the state’s largest gun rights advocacy organization, Connecticut Citizens Defense League President Scott Wilson offers his reaction to the current calls for expanding federal gun control measures.

  • The Real Story: New Haven mayoral candidate Justin Elicker on city hall investigation

    In next month’s Democratic primary, Elicker is, once again, challenging Mayor Toni Harp, for the party’s nomination. His run comes amid a looming FBI investigation at City Hall, over “spending” issues. Elicker, who narrowly lost to Harp in 2013, has called for Youth Services Director Jason Bartlett to be fired over his handling of federal grantm oney.

  • The Real Story: House Minority Leader Klarides

    Representative Themis Klarides (R-Derby) returns to The Real Story and reiterates Republican opposition to bringing back highway tolls as a way to pay for roads and bridges, insisting that the state instead just borrow the money through bond sales.  See her reaction to an idea advanced on last week’s program by her Democrat counterpart, Majority Leader Matt Ritter, who suggested a combination of tolls and borrowing … but tolls on bridges only, instead of major highways.

  • The Real Story: House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz

    House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) joins Al and Jenn to discuss the new bipartisan proposal that would authorize the tribes that operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos to build a casino in Bridgeport.  It would also allow the tribes to offer sports betting at their casinos, as well as through mobile apps and internet gambling. The proposed legislation would also authorize the Connecticut Lottery to sell tickets online and through mobile apps.  The bill is expected to be introduced […]

  • The Real Story: Lt. Governor Bysiewicz on listening, and women & girls

    Lt. Governor Bysiewicz talks about what she’s been learning through her “listening” tour across the state, talking with businesses and town leaders about their concerns. We also ask about her role, chairing the new Governor’s Council on Women and Girls.  What are the Council’s goals, and what has been accomplished so far?

  • The Real Story: Rob Simmons

    The former 2nd District Congressman discusses his decision not to seek reelection as First Selectman of Stonington this year, and instead run, along with his wife Heidi, for seats on the local Board of Education. Simmons also talked about his recent visit with President Trump at the White House. Simmons, a Vietnam-era Army veteran, also worked for the CIA, so we asked him for his opinion regarding Russian meddling in our elections. You might be surprised by his answer.

  • The Real Story: Rep. Rutigliano, restaurant owner

    State Representative David Rutigliano (R-Trumbull), the owner of a restaurant group, weighs in on what prompted the “restaurant pay” bill: the many lawsuits by employees who say they have been “undercompensated” by not getting the state minimum wage when doing work that doesn’t generate tips.

  • The Real Story: House Majority Leader Matt Ritter

    State Representative & House Majority Leader Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) talks tolls, and why the votes aren’t there (yet). Also discussed: efforts to revive the “restaurant pay” bill vetoed by Governor Lamont, and the recent Labor Department report that showed hundreds more job losses in Connecticut last month.

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