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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 – Legislative Preview

    Legislative Preview – State Senate leaders Martin Looney (D) and Len Fasano (R) join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges and goals for the 2019 session, which gets underway  on January 9.  In an extended interview, we discuss the massive budget deficit facing them, as well as the major legislative proposals that are expected, including legalization of recreational marijuana, a plan to introduce sports betting and raising Connecticut’s minimum wage.

  • The Real Story – Changing gun laws

    A gun death in Guilford prompts a call for changing state law on the storage of guns.  Rep. Sean Scanlon is leading the charge on a proposal from the parents of Ethan Song, a teen who accidentally shot himself to death last January while playing with a gun at a friend’s house.  The weapon had been stored inside a plastic box in a closet there.  Ethan’s friend was arrested in the case, even though the gun belonged to his friend’s […]

  • The Real Story: “Ethan’s Law” proposal

    A gun death in Guilford prompts a call for changing state law on the storage of guns.  Rep. Sean Scanlon is leading the charge on a proposal from the parents of Ethan Song, a teen who accidentally shot himself to death last January while playing with a gun at a friend’s house.  The weapon had been stored inside a plastic box in a closet there.  Ethan’s friend was arrested in the case, even though the gun belonged to his friend’s […]

  • The Real Story: Legislative preview with Senators Looney and Fasano

    Legislative Preview – State Senate leaders Martin Looney (D) and Len Fasano (R) join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges and goals for the 2019 session, which gets underway on January 9. In an extended interview, we discuss the massive budget deficit facing them, as well as the major legislative proposals that are expected, including legalization of recreational marijuana, a plan to introduce sports betting and raising Connecticut’s minimum wage.

  • The Real Story – Mass. marijuana sales spark debate here at home

    Long lines are still being reported in Massachusetts, where recreational marijuana is now legal. The two stores that have opened so far, in Northampton and Leicester, have reported more than $2 million in sales in the first five days they were open, generating a lot of tax revenue for the Commonwealth! Should Connecticut join the party? Al and Jenn ask their guests: Rep. Vincent Candelora, Republican of  North Branford, who is opposed, and Rep. Josh Elliott, Democrat of Hamden, who is in […]

  • The Real Story – UTC split

    United Technologies Corporation, Connecticut’s largest employer, announced this week that it is splitting into 3 independent companies. UTC (Aerospace, Defense, Pratt and Whitney) … Otis (Elevators, escalators , moving walkways) … and Carrier (Air conditioning, building systems, including building security). Why is this happening … why now … and what might it mean for jobs, and the state economy? Guest: Dan Haar, Business Columnist, Hearst Media

  • The Real Story — Election 2018

     Analysis of Ned Lamont’s win (and Bob Stefanowski’s loss), in the Connecticut governor’s race. Also, a discussion of the election night problems, including long lines and wet ballots, at polling places in New Haven and Mansfield. Guests: Political Science Prof. Gary Rose (Sacred Heart University, Fairfield), and columnist Chris Powell.

  • The Real Story – Dems take control of General Assembly

     Democrats at the State Capitol are now in control of both chambers, expanding their majority in the House and breaking the tie in the Senate. We talk with outgoing State Rep. Tony Guerrera (D) Rocky Hill and former State Rep. Dan Carter (R) Bethel about the changes, the challenges and what the priorities should be, for the 2019 session of the General Assembly

  • The Real Story — 22-year-old elected to state Senate

    Will Haskell, 22-year-old Democrat from Westport talks about his stunning upset win against longtime GOP State Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton. Haskell, who just graduated from Georgetown University in May, says he had planned to start law school in the fall, but decided to put that off and run for office, to gain more experience.

  • The Real Story – Election Special

    Candidates for Governor: Republican Bob Stefanowski, Democrat Ned Lamont and Independent Oz Griebel Candidates for Congress, District 5: Democrat Jahana Hayes and Republican Manny Santos Party leaders:  Democrat State Chair Nick Balletto and Republican Strategist Ben Proto Fox61 Political Analysts: Bill Curry (Democrat, two-time candidate for governor and former advisor to President Clinton) Dan Carter (Republican, former State Senator from Bethel, and 2016 candidate for US Senate, challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal).