<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - About Us]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/about-us http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usWed, 28 Jun 2017 20:28:35 -0400Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:28:35 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Illegal Firework Starts Fire in Stamford]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Illegal_Firework_Starts_Fire_in_Stamford.jpg A Roman Candle started a fire in Stamford.]]> <![CDATA[White Powder Found at Department of Social Services]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:30:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/White_Powder_Found_at_Department_of_Social_Services.jpg White powder was found at the Department of Social Services building on Humphrey Street in New Haven]]> <![CDATA[Schools Dismiss Early Because of Heat]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:24:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Schools_Dismiss_early_Because_of_Heat.jpg

Some schools are dismissing early because of heat.

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<![CDATA[Author of Bra Book Provides Tips]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Author_of_Bra_Book_Provides_Tips.jpg The author of "The Bra Book" wrote a guide on finding the right bra for you for any occasion.]]> <![CDATA[Teen Missing in Connecticut River Tried to Save Sister]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:35:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Teen_Missing_in_Connecticut_River_Tried_to__Save_Sister.jpg Connecticut State Police and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection continue their search Monday for a 17-year-old Meriden boy who was swept away by the Connecticut River in Haddam when he jumped into the river to save his sister Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Abbott Tech in Danbury Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:46:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Abbott_Tech_in_Danbury_Evacuated_Due_to_Bomb_Threat.jpg

Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury has been evacuated due to a bomb threat, according to Connecticut State police.

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<![CDATA[Josh Cingranelli]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:20:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JoshCingranelli_WEB_1200x675.jpg

Josh Cingranelli is a First Alert Meteorologist and works on the digital platform.

You can read his weather articles on the NBC Connecticut website and occasionally see him on air.

Growing up in southeastern Connecticut, Josh has always had a passion for winter storms and severe weather. A weather watcher since he was 8 years old, “Josh from Lisbon” was a consistent contributor to NBC Connecticut.

Prior to returning to Connecticut, Josh worked as the weekend evening meteorologist for the FOX and ABC affiliates in Burlington, Vermont.

Josh graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in atmospheric science from Lyndon State College in Vermont.

He currently lives in Norwich.

Josh is also a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder for the Lisbon Fire Department and the Yantic Fire Engine Co #1.

During Josh’s days off he works as a 911 dispatcher for the Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications Center in East Killingly. Some of his hobbies include golfing, snowboarding, and fishing.

Josh really loves exploring all that Connecticut has to offer. In the summer you can find him along the shoreline enjoying the beaches and the great restaurants.



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<![CDATA[Police Find ATM in Southbury]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:21:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Police_Find_ATM_in_Southbury_1200x675_887689283682.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Ted Koppy]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:21:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ted+Koppy+headshot.jpg

Ted Koppy is an anchor for NBC Connecticut. He can be seen weekday mornings from 4:30 – 7 a.m. on NBC Connecticut Today alongside co-anchor Heidi Voight and First Alert Meteorologist Bob Maxon.

Ted is a familiar face in Connecticut media. He has worked at News 12 Connecticut and before that, WTNH in New Haven. He has covered the FBI raid and arrest of attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and Hurricane Irene.

Ted got his start in journalism in 1991 at KDLT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and over the course of time has covered some memorable stories, among them, President Bill Clinton’s State of the Union address on the heels of the Lewinsky scandal, and reporting from Shanksville, Pennsylvania during September 2001.

Ted was proud to tell the story of 89 year old Bob Koch of Fairfield, who volunteers several days a week building houses for Habitat for Humanity. The story was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow award, as well as an Emmy nomination.

Ted has been married for over 20 years, and he and his wife live in Milford with their two daughters. Family time is important to Ted, who enjoys fitness training, competitive sprinting, downhill skiing and ice hockey.

There’s so much that Ted loves about living in Connecticut. He can be found exploring restaurants, enjoying all the shoreline has to offer, and taking hikes and drives through this scenic state.

Follow Ted on Twitter @tedkoppynbc and like him on Facebook @tedkoppyNBC. You can reach Ted by email at Ted.Koppy@nbcuni.com



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<![CDATA[Car Hits Teen on Way to School in Milford]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:22:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Car_Hits_Teen_on_Way_to_School_in_Milford_1200x675_754379331611.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Updated News and Weather Apps Boast Exciting Features]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 16:39:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/newsletter_new_apps.jpg

Our news and weather apps for iOS and Android have been updated with exciting new features: there’s an interactive radar that’s more precise than ever and now you can watch your favorite NBC programs live right in our app. 

After investing in the best radar technology to make sure our forecast is the most accurate, we’ve upgraded the weather features on our apps to make it easy for you to find real-time details about the conditions near you.

The "Live Radar" is a first-of-its-kind app feature that allows users access to real-time weather information, based on their location. It is powered by a combination of our exclusive mobile radar trucks called "StormRangers," station fixed radars and existing National Weather Service radars. It is the only app to offer users access to multiple radars. 

You can also use it as a weather app by setting weather as your home screen, so you can quickly access the live radar and current temperatures.

And now you don’t have to miss your favorite NBC shows because you can watch live TV directly in our app. You can catch your local news or shows, whether you are at home or on the go. Sign in with your TV service provider username and password to start watching live.

Download our free app in the iTunes app store or Google Play.

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<![CDATA[Linguini, Shrimp and Garlic]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 09:17:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Linguini+Shrimp+and+Garlic.jpg

This recipe makes six to eight servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound linguini, cooked in salted water until desired doneness, strained and set aside
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 strips of bacon, minced
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ Tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ Tsp. pepper flakes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 8-ounce bottle of clam juice
  • 1 pound shrimp, cooked
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large sauce pot over medium heat, add the olive oil, minced bacon, chopped onion and smashed garlic.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture is soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the dried thyme and pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Pour in the white wine and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and simmer until wine is reduced by about half.
  • Add the clam juice to the pot and return to a simmer and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the butter and parsley. Then add the shrimp and pasta and cook for 45 seconds. Add the juice of 1 lemon and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with grated pecorino cheese



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<![CDATA[Police Search for Man in Target Identity Theft Case]]> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:31:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Target_identity_theft_case_1200x675_630315075638.jpg Watertown police are trying to find the identity thief who stole a Watertown resident’s social security number and personal information to open a Target credit card account and charge $1,000 worth of gift cards.]]> <![CDATA[Jill Konopka]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:04:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JILL-KONOPKA+bio+pic.jpg

Jill Konopka joined the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters in December of 2015. Her reports air week nights.

She is passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless. Grateful to be living a dream she set out to accomplish in the third grade.

Whether it's helping a local high school shop teacher find his beloved stolen Italian Perazzi shotgun. Or uncovering years’ worth of unreported allegations of abuse in Hartford Public Schools, that prompted a statewide report to repair a broken system, she is known for her preparation, persistence and pushing for the truth.

Jill spent seven years at the CBS affiliate in Connecticut prior to joining NBC Connecticut.

She was also a weekend anchor at WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, PA. and reported in Rochester, NY, as well as Rapid City, South Dakota after landing her first gig as an associate producer in her native, Albany, NY.

When she's not breaking the next big story, you can find Jill teaching spin classes at LA Fitness or NYSC. Or signing up for her next marathon (she's run seven so far)! Her favorite activity outside of work is bikram yoga, and working on projects around her house.

Follow Jill on Twiter here.  You can also email her with an investigative tip here.



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<![CDATA[Driver Witnessed Bus Crash]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:57:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Driver_Witnessed_Bus_Crash_1200x675_618770499631.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Southington Schools Consider Plan For Transgender Students]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:34:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SouthingtonTransgender012716.jpg The schools are looking to existing recommendations from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education to develop their own policy.]]> <![CDATA[Police Investigate Possible Abduction Attempt In Milford]]> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 12:07:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MilfordAtemptAbduct120415.jpg Milford Police say a man approached several young girls near Edgemont Park Tuesday and told them to get into his car.]]> <![CDATA[Same Robbers Suspected in 2 Smoke Shop Robberies]]> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:28:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/12215windsorrobberyj00000000.jpg Two smoke shops in different towns were robbed and police think they are looking for same suspects]]> <![CDATA[Fire Destroys Willimantic Home]]> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:16:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WillimanticFireAM113015.jpg Fire broke out at a house on Manners Avenue in Willimantic overnight and the lone resident of the house is unaccounted for.]]> <![CDATA[Green Tomato Gratin with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:20:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Green_Tomato_recipe_from_Jamie_Roraback_1200x675_552950851969.jpg This recipe makes a 6-by-9-inch casserole.]]> <![CDATA[Woman Sexually Assaulted While Jogging in Stamford]]> Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:03:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sex+assault+at+Cove+island+park+in+Stamford.JPG

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<![CDATA[Spotlight: Dunkin Donuts New Smoothies]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:13:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Spotlight_Dunkin__Donuts-Smoothies_v3-HD_1200x675_492838979582.jpg Dunkin Donuts Offers New Smoothies]]> <![CDATA[New Haven Police Investigate Congress Avenue Homicide]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NewHavenCongressShooting072815.jpg 25 year-old Francesca Ratchford was found shot to death in front of the house where she lived early Tuesday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Bristol Police Create Motorcycle Division]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:03:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BristolCycleUnit072115.jpg Starting this month, you’ll see two new police motorcycles on patrol in Bristol.]]> <![CDATA[Video Forecast for Afternoon of June 30]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:26:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Video_Forecast_for_Afternoon_of_June_30_1200x675_473621059836.jpg NBC Connecticut Meteorologist Tyler Jankoski discusses the potential for strong to severe storms tomorrow.]]> <![CDATA[Quick Sautéed Chicken with Rhubarb, Apple and Jalapeno Chutney]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:02:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chicken+rhubarb+chutney_1200.jpg

This recipe serves four people.

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, pounded to a quarter-inch thick
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, seasoned to taste with salt and black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • ½ cup red onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh rhubarb, diced
  • ¾ cup apple, any favorite variety, peeled, cored and diced to 1 half inch
  • 1 Tbsp. jalapeno pepper, chopped finely
  • 1 Tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Heat a sauté pan on medium-high heat. Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off the excess.
  • Place the oil in the pan and add the chicken, but do not crowd pan. Cook it in two batches if necessary. Brown each side of the chicken for about two minutes or until light golden. Remove from pan.
  • In the same pan over medium heat, add the onions, rhubarb and apple. Cook them, stirring for two minutes.
  • Add the jalapeno and ginger and cook 30 seconds.
  • Add the vinegar and sugar, cover and cook for about five minutes or until tender. If the sauce is too watery, remove the lid, bring it to a boil and let the excess water evaporate.
  • Season the sauce to taste with salt and black pepper. Return the chicken to the pan and gently coat with the sauce, finishing its cooking if necessary. The internal doneness of the chicken should be 165-degrees Fahrenheit. Serve with your favorite accompaniments of the season and enjoy!

Lincoln Culinary Institute 



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<![CDATA[Thousands Hit the Roads This Memorial Day Weekend]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:45:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/memorialtravelAM052215.jpg Many drivers we spoke to got a head start on their travel plans early in the morning to beat the rush.]]> <![CDATA[Dan Corcoran]]> Sat, 03 Jun 2017 17:04:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DAN+CORCORAN+1200x675.jpg

Dan Corcoran is a reporter and weekend anchor for NBC Connecticut, reporting from the New Haven newsroom during the week and bringing you the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dan is always on a mission to find stories that have an impact on NBC Connecticut viewers and the community where he lives.

One of his most memorable stories featured a young woman’s heartbreaking online plea for a kidney donor. Dan followed and reported on her condition for several months. Fortunately, a viewer learned of her struggle and offered to help. The series inspired Dan to become an organ donor himself.

Before calling the Connecticut shoreline home, Dan served as a storyteller for the nationally syndicated lifestyle show, "The List." He also served as lead news reporter and fill-in anchor at the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach and was previously a reporter and anchor in Eugene, Oregon.

Dan is a native of New England, having grown up in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

Dan calls New Haven County home, and enjoys exploring the Elm City and the shoreline with his husband and two dogs.

Follow Dan on Twitter or send him an email.

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<![CDATA[Catalina Trivino]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:14:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CATALINA+TRIVINO+1200x675.jpg

Catalina Trivino is a reporter for NBC Connecticut. You can watch her weekdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on NBC Connecticut News.

Catalina is passionate and interested in what drives crime and the justice system process. She also takes an interest in finding out what cities and towns are doing to try and combat it.
Through this, Catalina enjoys telling stories that not only help, but enlighten viewers.

One of the most memorable moments of her career was covering a series of unsolved murders in Alabama, where she was able to do in depth pieces with families who have gone years without answers about what happened to their loved-ones.

Before calling Connecticut home, Catalina reported at WAKA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama. During her time in Alabama she spearheaded a new franchise with the station named “Taking Action Against Crime” where she partnered with area law enforcement to cover more crime victim stories as well as crime prevention and community involvement.

When she’s not reporting, you can find Catalina hiking and exploring the Connecticut coast with her dog Meela.

Follow Catalina on Twitter or send her an email with story ideas.

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<![CDATA[Leslie Mayes]]> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:11:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LESLIE+MAYES+1200x675.jpg

Leslie Mayes is a reporter for NBC Connecticut. You can catch her reporting from the New Haven newsroom weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on NBC Connecticut Today.

Leslie enjoys being on scene covering the latest breaking news and is passionate about national political news and public health news. She loves meeting and talking to people in local communities while out in the field.

Before joining the NBC Connecticut team, Leslie served as a Washington bureau producer for Time Warner Cable News, where she covered both of President Obama’s inaugurations and several State of the Union addresses. She also traveled across the country working with the political unit at NY1 News, where she followed the Clinton and Obama campaigns prior to the 2008 presidential election. Most recently, Leslie worked as a morning reporter and multimedia journalist in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Leslie is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and enjoys working with children from under-served communities. When she’s not chasing news stories, Leslie is most likely to be rooting for her favorite NBA teams, the Wizards and the Knicks, or getting a Pilates workout in.

Send Leslie an email or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
 

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<![CDATA[Authorities Catch Serial Bank Robber]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:58:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CROMWELLROBBERYARREST031915.jpg Police were finally able to catch suspected serial bank robber Jennifer Labbe after her last attempted robbery of a bank in Cromwell.]]> <![CDATA[Purvis Feels Huskies Let Down Boatright]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:57:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/purvis031615.jpg An emotional Rodney Purvis says the team let down its captain Ryan Boatright by not getting to the NCAA tournament.]]> <![CDATA[Christiane Cordero]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:03:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christiane+Cordero+1200x675.jpg

Christiane Cordero is an investigative reporter with the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters. You can catch her investigations on NBC Connecticut News at 11 p.m.

Christiane is passionate about technology and how ethics shape the digital world. She loves asking and answering questions to help users understand best practices and safely navigate the digital sphere.

The biggest story she's covered so far is that of Cassandra C., a Windsor Locks teen undergoing forced chemotherapy whose case has garnered national attention. She'll never forget interviewing a West Hartford resident who was determined to complete the 2014 Boston Marathon after the attacks cut his race short in 2013.

Christiane got her start as an investigative producer for the Troubleshooters while working as an NBC News associate. She also interned with CNN and WNTC.

A lifelong soccer player, Christiane loves training youth goalkeepers in the greater Hartford area. She trains for road races and triathlons in her free time and enjoys hiking and exploring new places.

Follow Christiane on Twitter or email her with story ideas.

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<![CDATA[Matt Austin]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:09:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MATT+AUSTIN.jpg

Matt Austin is a reporter for NBC Connecticut and he's excited to return to the state where he grew up. You can catch his stories on NBC Connecticut News at 11 p.m.

Matt has covered some of the biggest stories in our state during the past few years. That included everything from major blizzards to small airplane crashes to the fallout from the Crumbling Foundations issue, which the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters first exposed. Matt was the first to report on two Syrian refugee girls who were bound for the U.S. and became trapped abroad during a travel ban in 2017. After the issue attracted national outrage and the attention of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, the girls and their mother were eventually allowed to start a new life in Connecticut.

Prior to joining the NBC Connecticut news team in October 2014, Matt worked at WFFF Fox 44 and WVNY ABC 22 in Burlington, Vermont. He has also reported and anchored at KFBB and KRTV in Great Falls, Montana.

When he's not reporting, Matt loves spending time outside and traveling throughout the state, from the hills to the shore. He has visited all but four states in the country and is always looking for new restaurants and places to explore.

Follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook or send him an email.

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<![CDATA[Oil Tanker Rollover West Haven]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:15:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Haven+oil+tanker+rollover+1200.jpg There is an oil truck rollover off the Kimberly Avenue ramp to I-95 in West Haven and police might have to close the ramps.]]> <![CDATA[Huge Powerball Jackpot Makes People Take A Chance]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:15:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/POWERBALLDRAWING021115.jpg Many people who never bought a ticket before are flocking to stores to get their Powerball ticket for tonights drawing which will be the fifth largest in history.]]> <![CDATA[AJ Walker]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:26:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/aj+walker.jpg

AJ Walker is an investigative reporter for the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters. You can catch her investigations weeknights on NBC Connecticut News at 11 p.m.

AJ is passionate about digging deeper and getting results from her investigations. She strives to bring attention to problems facing Connecticut residents that might be otherwise overlooked.

The murder of Jonathan Law High School student Maren Sanchez stands out to AJ as one of the most impactful stories she has covered. Not only did it take an emotional toll on community members, it also affected journalists involved in the coverage.

Among AJ's favorite stories to cover were the UConn basketball double championships when both the men and women won in 2014, which she describes as "a really exciting and hectic day."

Prior to joining the NBC Connecticut news team, AJ worked at WTNH in New Haven. She has also reported at WCPO in Cincinnati and WCSC in Charleston and served as a policy analyst intern at the White House during Obama's administration. She worked specifically with the president's National Economic Council in the areas of immigration, military affairs, labor and health care.

AJ loves to read books and sew in her spare time and surrounds herself with positive people who love what they do.

Connect with AJ on Facebook or Twitter or send her an email with story ideas.



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<![CDATA[Kate Rayner]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:24:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KATE+RAYNER.jpg

Kate Rayner is a reporter for NBC Connecticut. She can be seen weekday mornings at the Live Desk on NBC Connecticut Today from 4:30 to 7 a.m.

Kate enjoys digging up facts and bringing the stories that matter most to Connecticut’s viewers. She has covered both local and national stories including the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Tragedy at Sandy Hook, and the Boston Marathon Bombings.

She always knew she wanted to be a reporter. When she was 6 years old, she created “newscasts” on her family vacations. She says the best part about living her dream, is meeting new people and having the privilege of telling their stories.

Kate worked as the South Carolina Bureau Chief for News Channel 6 in Augusta, Georgia, and she worked in television news production at News Channel 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Kate grew up in Westchester, New York and attended Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in Greenwich. She is a graduate of Loyola University in Maryland.

She lives in West Hartford with her husband, John, and their dog, Junior.

Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or send her an email with story tips.



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<![CDATA[Capitol Lunch]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:01:25 -0400 Hot Dogs with the Famous Sauce in New Britain]]> <![CDATA[Unusual Crash Shakes Up Residents In Putnam]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PUTNAMCARINTOHOUSE012315.jpg A truck ended up in a house after an early morning crash right next door to a house that was the scene of a fatal fire earlier in the week.]]> <![CDATA[Heidi Voight]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:03:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Heidi+Voight+335+020117.jpg

Heidi Voight is an anchor for NBC Connecticut. She can be seen weekday mornings from 4:30-7a.m. on NBC Connecticut Today alongside co-anchor Ted Koppy and First Alert Meteorologist Bob Maxon.

A Connecticut native with a passion for storytelling, Heidi is a journalist with experience in nearly every position in the newsroom. As a multimedia journalist, Heidi covered the aftermath of numerous natural disasters in New England including the 2011 Halloween Nor’easter and Tropical Storm Irene. In 2011, she was the first reporter live on the scene after a deadly EF3 tornado hit the south end of Springfield, Massachusetts with coverage that contributed to an Emmy award-winning newscast.

A firm believer that journalism can and should make the world a better place, Heidi uses her platform to advance numerous charitable causes and uncover compelling human interest stories. In addition to her role as anchor for NBC Connecticut she also serves as a reporter and host of the Clear The Shelters Pet of the Week and Community Connection segments, connecting NBC Connecticut viewers to charitable causes throughout the state. In recognition of her efforts, Heidi was recently inducted into the Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Society, the highest honor bestowed by the Connecticut Humane Society, and was named one of Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40.”

Heidi was born and raised in Milford, the "Small City with a Big Heart" on Connecticut's beautiful shoreline. She is a proud graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and represented our state at the Miss America Pageant as Miss Connecticut 2006.

Follow Heidi on Facebook and Twitter. You can also send her an email.

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<![CDATA[Jamie Ratliff]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:35:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jamie+Ratliff.jpg

Jamie Ratliff is a reporter for NBC Connecticut. You can see her weeknights at 11 p.m.

Jamie loves being the first one to arrive at a breaking news scene and reporting the details as they’re unfolding. She has a passion for sharing people’s stories and bringing them to life in a way that resonates with people across the state.

One of her favorite things to cover was the toy and teddy bear donation in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. She also loved working on a story about a woman who was contacted 70 years after the death of her brother, a WWII veteran, by someone who knew where he had been buried.

Prior to joining the NBC Connecticut news team, Jamie covered the news for FOX23 in Albany, New York, where she reported on a variety of topics including the NY SAFE Act, the first gun-related legislation in the country passed in response to the Newtown tragedy.

Jamie began her career in broadcast journalism as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KSBI in Oklahoma City. She then headed back to her native Texas to freelance at the Texas Channel and Fox Sports SW. Jamie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in broadcast journalism and psychology.

In her free time Jamie enjoys exploring Connecticut, spending time on the shoreline, trying new restaurants, reading and cheering on her Texas Longhorns.

You can follow Jamie on Twitter or contact her by email



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<![CDATA[Max Reiss]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:52:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Max+Reiss.jpg

Max Reiss is a political reporter for NBC Connecticut. You can catch him weekdays on NBC Connecticut News at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Max joined the NBC Connecticut news team in the midst of the 2014 campaign season, which he describes as “an absolute thrill.” Coming to Connecticut in the heat of the nationally watched governor’s race was a very exciting time for Max, who has covered politics across the country.

More recently, Max broke the news about Governor Dan Malloy's intention to institute a travel ban to the State of Indiana following that state's passage of a "religious freedom” law, as well as the news that Connecticut would continue to take in Syrian refugees as other states refused.

Prior to joining the NBC Connecticut team, Max attended the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism, and earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism with Minors in Political Science and Classical Humanities.

Max reported for several stations in Alabama, including the NBC affiliates in Montgomery and Huntsville, WSFA and WAFF, and the FOX station in Birmingham, WBRC. Max has won multiple awards from the Alabama Associated Press, including Best Specialized Reporter, Best Investigative Reporting and Best Series. The Washington Post named him one of the Top State Political Reporters in Alabama.

Max hopes to beat the stigma that often comes with politics by explaining why an issue is important and asking the tough questions to make sure public officials are held accountable.

Max and his wife Kelley live in West Hartford with their dog Lilly. He says Connecticut is the most beautiful place he’s lived and is excited to bring the state’s political coverage to the next level.

Follow Max on Twitter or send him an email.



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<![CDATA[Tara Joyce]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:46:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tara+Joyce+update.jpg

Tara Joyce is an anchor for NBC Connecticut. You can catch her weekday afternoons from 4–5 p.m. on NBC Connecticut with co-anchor Kevin Nathan and First Alert meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan.

Tara’s love for news began when she was young and would watch local broadcasts with her family. As the daughter of a retired New York City fire chief, she has learned that everyone has an amazing story to tell and there is no greater honor than being entrusted to share it.

Tara is thrilled to be in Connecticut after working as a morning anchor and reporter in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She has also worked as a writer and guest booker for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Tara is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications.

If there is a story that has touched you, your family or your friends, she wants to hear about it. Connect with her on Twitter or Facebook, or send her an email.



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