<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - About Us]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/about-us http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:20:08 -0400 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:20:08 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The Feast: Pho 99 in East Hartford]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:05:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pho99.jpg To enjoy Pho, the Vietnamese soup that is gaining popularity in America, head to Pho 99 in East Hartford.]]> <![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out at Wolcott Scrap Metal Facility]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:58:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ContinentalScrapinWolcott1200.jpg The fire at Continental Scrap Metal in Wolcott is under control and no injuries are reported.]]> <![CDATA[Len Besthoff]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:13:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Len+Besthoff+2014.jpg

Len Besthoff is the Chief Investigative Reporter in the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters Unit, Connecticut’s largest team of broadcast journalists dedicated to investigative coverage. His investigations on local and national issues of great importance to our viewers can be seen on NBC Connecticut News at 11 p.m.

Len joined NBC Connecticut in October of 2013. Previously, he worked for WFSB-TV in Hartford for 11 years, and was part of the station’s “I-Team” investigative unit, breaking a number of big stories, and receiving a number of awards for his efforts. Len has covered major news stories on the East Coast and New England for 25 years, including 9/11, numerous hurricanes and snowstorms; and major stories in Connecticut, including the violence in Newtown and at Hartford Distributors in Manchester, along with the arrest of Hartford’s mayor.

Len also worked for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, News12 Connecticut in Norwalk, and TV-34 News in Wall Township, New Jersey. He was born in New York City and grew up in northern New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT in 1988 with a major in Economics.

When he’s not working, you will often find Len on the soccer field, where he coaches and plays. Len and his wife also support a number of community events, and the singing, dancing and acting exploits of their daughters, who perform on a variety of stages across Central Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut Electronics Recycling Drive]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/electronicsrecpic.jpg On Saturday morning, people lined up outside United Bank in Bristol to recycle their old junk.]]> <![CDATA[Fire Damages East Windsor Tobacco Barn and Houses]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:10:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EastWindsortobaccobarnfire.jpg The fire started early Friday morning and has displaced five families.]]> <![CDATA[UConn Police Make Dozens of Arrests After UConn Win]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:36:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UConnwindowdamagejpg.jpg UConn police made 35 arrests on campus after the UConn men won the national championship.]]> <![CDATA[WATCH: Parakeet Cheers on UConn ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:41:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/UConnParakeetRazz1200.jpg Talk about a UConn fan! Households across Connecticut are cheering on UConn, but at the DelGrego home in Cheshire, that includes Razz, the parakeet.]]> <![CDATA[UConn Fans Excited for Men's Finals]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:48:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/UConnfansoutside1200.jpg The Huskies are back in the title game for the second time in four years.]]> <![CDATA[Hundreds Line Up for Doctor-Assisted Suicide Hearing]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:13:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/ASSITEDSUICIDEBILL031714.jpg People came as early as 7 a.m. to be the first in line to sign up to speak at the public hearing on the doctor-assisted suicide bill.]]> <![CDATA[Busy Day For AAA]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:10:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/AAAWINTERCALLS012314.jpg Cold weather causes many problems for drivers across the state with dead batteries being the most common. AAA responds to one such call in West Hartford.]]> <![CDATA[See Nutcracker at Manchester High]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:04:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/NutcrackerConnecticut.JPG You can see the Connecticut Concert Ballet's presentation of the Nutcracker at Bailey auditorium of Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East this weekend. Buy tickets on the Connecticut Nutcracker Web site. Preferred seats are $35. General Admission is $25 and tickets for seniors and students are $15.]]> <![CDATA[New Haven Murder Suspect Arrested]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:00:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/adrian_bennett_key_club.jpg New Haven police have arrested 28-year-old Adrian Bennett, the suspect in last month's fatal shooting at the Key Club Cabaret.]]> <![CDATA[New Haven Mayoral Election]]> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:24:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/NewHavenElectionAM110513.JPG Voters headed to the polls to vote for the new Mayor of New Haven]]> <![CDATA[New Seawall Built Along Victoria Beach]]> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:03:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/EhavenSeaWallRepaired101813.JPG Both Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy destroyed the sea wall in East Haven. Now, a new one has been built.]]> <![CDATA[Meet "Deadliest Catch" Captain]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:48:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/188*120/JohnathanHillstrand.JPG Johnathan Hillstrand, captain of the Time Bandit and a star of "Deadliest Catch," is now a children's book author. He will be at Norwalk Cove Marina this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in Hartford]]> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:10:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fatalshootinginhartford.jpg Police said the victim in the Hartford shooting was found on Allyn Street, about a block away from the club Up or On the Rocks, on Union Place. He had been shot in the chest.]]> <![CDATA[Feast: Ola Granola]]> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/olapic.JPG A family recipe made with all natural goodness.]]> <![CDATA[East Rock School Opens in New Haven]]> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:33:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/EastRockSchool.JPG East Rock School in New Haven opens today and Principal Peggy Pelley said the state-of-the-art school offers many features for learning.]]> <![CDATA[Four Flours Delivers a Bite of Happiness]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:53:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FourFloursFoodTruck.jpg Baked good from Four Flours taste as good as the ones your mother makes because they are made by a mom.]]> <![CDATA[Technology Can Protect Athletes]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:09:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/keeping_athletes_safe_with_technology_722x406_44459075642.jpg One of parents’ greatest concerns when it comes to playing football and many other sports is concussions, but new technology might be able to help better protect athletes. Debbie Chin, the associate vice president for athletics and recreation at the University of New Haven, as well as Chad Hillingsworth of TriAx Technologies, shared some of the technological advancements to keep athletes safe.]]> <![CDATA[Tips on Saving for College]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:30:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FrankMancini.jpg Frank Mancini, of Connex Credit Union, recommends start saving for your children’s college education as early as possible with a 529 college plan. Save what you can, even when they are babies, if possible.]]> <![CDATA[How to Stay Healthy When School Resumes]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:22:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FreshFruitandVeggies.jpg Jared Skowron, a naturopathic expert, offers tips on how to stay healthy and the bugs and germs that circulate in school.]]> <![CDATA[New Haven Fire Captain pulls Gun during Argument]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:40:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/82213WEBPICNHFIRECAPT.jpg Police tell us Captain Richard Rife was arguing with Captain Frank Ricci while the two were on duty that is when Rife took his weapon from its holster and showed it to Ricci and two other firefighters]]> <![CDATA[Aaron Hernandez Indicted]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:33:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AaronHernandezIndicted.jpg Aaron Hernandez appeared in court this afternoon after being indicted on murder and weapons charges.]]> <![CDATA[Partners in a Caring Community]]> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:48:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Autism+Team+still_722_406.jpg

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<![CDATA[General Information About NBC Connecticut On-Air and Online]]> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:07:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NBC+CT+logo+722x406.jpg

Main phone number: 860-521-3030

Mailing address:
1422 New Britain Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110

The television station is at Corbins Corner, across from Sears and near Westfarms Mall.

For News Tips, call the NBC Connecticut Assignment Desk at 877-TIP-3030 or 877-847-3030.

NBC Connecticut News fax number: 860-521-4860

NBC Connecticut Directory

President and General Manager: Ric Harris
News Director: Matt Piacente
Assistant News Director: Brad Luck
Program Director: Ronni Attenello
Director of Finance: Karen Webb
Director of Human Resources: Mary Anderson
Director of Technology & Engineering: Keith Barbaria
Director of Creative Services: Matt Boline
Community Projects Manager:
Traffic Manager: Greg Osinuga 
News Managing Editor:
NBCConnecticut.com Managing Editor: Bob Connors
NBCConnecticut.com News Editor: LeAnne Gendreau



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<![CDATA[Closed Captioning Questions or Issues]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 09:20:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Closed-Captioning.jpg

If you have and comments, questions or concerns about our closed captioning, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Keith Barbaria
Director of Technology
NBC Connecticut
1422 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT  06110
Ph:  860-313-4210
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Mobile Web and News App Closed Captioning FAQ

Is Closed Captioning Available?

We are pleased to offer closed captioning on all live simulcast streams made available through mobile browsers and mobile apps. Videos with closed captioning will have a “message icon” in the player controls. Just tap to enable or disable. If the icon is not displaying, follow the directions in the next section to turn on closed captioning within the device OS settings.

How do I make the Closed Captioning text bigger or change the style?

You may customize the display of closed captioning including changing the size, font, color, and styling. These customization options are available by accessing the device OS settings for iOS and Android and then selecting the desired options from the menu.

For iOS, the Accessibility settings are located under the Settings icon on the iPhone homescreen, then choose General, Accessibility, Subtitles & Captioning.

For Android, the Accessibility settings are located under Settings, then choose My Device, and then Accessibility. The Accessibility features are available under this Accessibility screen.

Who can I contact with questions about Closed Captioning?

To report an issue or concern regarding closed captioning on this website, please contact us at Keith.Barbaria@nbcuni.com.

Please detail your issue or concern by providing the following information:

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Written complaints concerning captioning on programs made available online or through mobile apps may be sent to:

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<![CDATA[Children's Report]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 10:42:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/168*120/children_programming.jpg

NBC Connecticut is committed to serving the educational and informational needs of children. Copies of the station's written reports describing our efforts to provide children's educational and informational programming are on file at NBC Connecticut, 1422 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110.

To view WVIT-TV's current and past children's filings, visit the FCC Web site at the following address:

http://licensing.fcc.gov/KidVid/public/report/10/query.faces
 




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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut Snow Day Promo]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:58:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/SNOWDAYSPOTWNEWLOGO_medium_640x480.jpg Get ready for another snow day, kids - with NBC Connecticut.]]> <![CDATA[Gerry Brooks]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:55:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gerry+Brooks+2014.jpg

Gerry Brooks co-anchors NBC Connecticut News at 6 and 11 p.m. weekdays.

Gerry was born in Boston and grew up in Framingham, Mass. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.

Gerry has been with NBC Connecticut since 1993.  Previously, he was a news anchor and reporter at WFSB-TV, in Hartford for 14 years. He also spent five years as sports director at WPOP Newsradio in Hartford.

During that time, he also served as weekend sports anchor for NBC Connecticut, and provided color commentary for University of Connecticut basketball games on the Connecticut Radio Network.

Gerry also served as news director for WAVZ radio in New Haven, and as a reporter for WMAS radio in Springfield, Mass.

Gerry has had a hand in covering virtually every major news, weather, and sports story in Connecticut since 1974, including the death of Gov. Ella Grasso, the resignation of Gov. John Rowland, the collapse of the Mianus River Bridge on I-95, every Greater Hartford Open (Travelers Championship) golf tournament, and the UConn basketball championships. 

A two-time Emmy award winner, Gerry is involved in several community and charity efforts in Connecticut.   In 2008, he was inducted into the Silver Circle of the New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, an honor for some who have been in broadcasting for 25 years or more.

He and his wife Kathy, a flight attendant, enjoy a quiet dinner at home as much as they enjoy traveling the world.

He also contributes his blog, The Brooks File, http://brooksfile.wordpress.com/ to NBCConnecticut.com.

Follow Gerry on Facebook

or on Twitter @GerryBrooks



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<![CDATA[Keisha Grant]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:56:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Keisha+Grant+2014.jpg

Keisha Grant is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter who joined the NBC Connecticut News Team in January 2003. You can watch her weeknights as she co-anchors NBC Connecticut News at 6 and 11.

Recently, Keisha was honored by the NAACP for her commitment to community involvement. She has also been honored with awards from several other organizations including The Ohio Valley Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Society of Professional Journalists and MADD.

Prior to joining NBC Connecticut, Keisha worked as an anchor and reporter at WSYX-WTTE in Columbus, Ohio. She has also worked as a general assignment reporter in Palm Springs, CA and in West Covina, CA where she began her career.

Keisha has covered a wide range of breaking news stories from coast to coast including some of Connecticut’s most memorable headlines of the last decade. From the corruption scandal that brought down former Governor John Rowland to the massacre at Hartford Distributors, the worst workplace shooting in state history. She also led the station’s 2011 wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Irene.

Keisha is a graduate of the University of La Verne where she earned a B.A. in Television Broadcasting.

On a personal note, Keisha loves hiking, traveling, mentoring youth and enjoying everything that nature has to offer! She says her parents are her role models and credits her mother’s strength and her father’s West Indian culture to her strong values and work ethic.

Keisha resides in the Farmington Valley with her husband and their two cats.

Follow Keisha on Twitter @KeishaGrantNBC and be sure to join her Facebook fan page: Keisha Grant NBC Connecticut.



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<![CDATA[Lisa Carberg]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:55:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lisa+Carberg+2014.jpg

Lisa Carberg co-anchors NBC Connecticut News at 5 p.m and 5:30 p.m.

Lisa grew up on the Connecticut shoreline, graduating from Old Saybrook High School, and then Suffolk University in Boston with a journalism degree.

Lisa began her NBC Connecticut career back in 1995 as the weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor. After four successful years, Lisa hit the national stage with Fox News Channel in New York, where she worked as a news anchor and daytime host. Lisa returned to NBC Connecticut in 2002, where she served as the weekend anchor and also contributed as a consumer reporter for the station.

Lisa began her broadcast journalism career in Wilmington, N.C., at WJKA as a reporter and photographer, then to WSAV in Savannah, Ga., where she was the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor.

She came back to Connecticut to get married and live a small-town life in her home state, enjoying gardening, boating and skiing.

Find Lisa on Facebook here,

or on Twitter @LisaCarberg

 



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<![CDATA[Brad Drazen]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:55:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brad+Drazen+2014.jpg

Brad Drazen can be seen weekdays anchoring NBC Connecticut News at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. He is also an investigative reporter with the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters.

Since arriving at the station in 2000, Brad’s assignments have run the gamut. He reported live from the scene as the shooting at Hartford Distributors unfolded, was on the ground with candidates at the New Hampshire presidential primary, and was in the stands with the Husky faithful at the UConn dual national championship pep rallies.

Brad has interviewed newsmakers ranging from governors and senators to Bill Cosby and Dr. Bill Petit. He has several won several awards for his work, including four Boston/New England Emmy Awards.

Brad is perhaps most proud of the work he’s done in the community over the past decade.  The opportunity to make a difference while working with organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, the United Way, Special Olympics Connecticut and CT Sled Hockey is the most rewarding aspect of his job.

Brad grew up in Binghamton, N.Y., and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Before coming to NBC Connecticut, Brad worked as a reporter at the CBS affiliate in Traverse City, Michigan, and in marketing for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.  He has also taught courses in marketing and communications at Central Connecticut State University and Eastern Connecticut State University.

When he is not at work, Brad enjoys playing golf and basketball and spending time with his wife and three children. You can email him at brad.drazen@nbcuni.com.



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<![CDATA[Kerri-Lee Mayland]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:01:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kerri-Lee+Mayland+2014.jpg

Kerri-Lee Mayland is an award-winning news anchor who decided to move to Connecticut after spending summers at the family cottage in Litchfield County.  She has been on the desk for some major continuous coverage at NBC Connecticut, including the freak October snowstorm, the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and coverage of the Blizzard of 2013.

Before choosing to make NBC Connecticut home, she spent nearly a decade in Philadelphia, where she was a main evening anchor but also anchored Good Day Philadelphia, and launched the 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts. 

During election season, she solo-anchored a special 11 p.m. broadcast called, “The Last Word,” where she interviewed guests ranging from politicians and newsmakers to Joe the Plumber. She also spent years anchoring and reporting in Boston and Washington, DC, but began her career in Phoenix, Ariz. at KSAZ and KTAR Radio. 

In Washington, she launched the breaking news helicopter SkyFOX and covered countless major stories from the air and ground, including live shots for CNN and FOX News after a twister touched down in Maryland, coverage of the disappearance of Chandra Levy, the Monica Lewinsky scandal and did live shots from the State Department minutes after reports of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings.  

Kerri-Lee was an anchor in Boston, but also hit the streets and covered several major national stories.  

During 9/11, she and her photographer gained unparalleled access to the area known as "The Pit" at Ground Zero just hours after the attacks. She was embedded with the New England FEMA Task Force in their rescue and recovery efforts in the hours and weeks after the attacks in New York City. Her reporting earned her a First Place National Headliner Award. She also spent three weeks in Tallahassee, Fla. covering the Election 2000 recount, eventually following the story of the “hanging chads” to the steps of the Supreme Court.

Kerri-Lee has been awarded multiple Emmys and most recently was awarded "Best News Anchor" in 2009 and 2007 for the Mid-Atlantic Region. She has been honored by many other journalism organizations, like the Society of Professional Journalists and Hearst Foundation.

Kerri-Lee graduated from the acclaimed Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, where she earned several department scholarships and was ranked nationally at the collegiate level in both radio and television in the William Randolph Hearst Competitions two years in a row.

While in Philadelphia, she split her time between the anchor desk and classroom. Kerri-Lee was an adjunct professor for a senior class in Temple University's broadcasting department.

Kerri-Lee has been featured in W Magazine, New Woman Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, a contributing writer for Philly Fit Magazine, and remains the Green Space Editor for Rowhome Magazine.

Kerri-Lee's husband Kirt first introduced her to Connecticut living and the Mayland family has deep New England roots. Kirt attended The Hotchkiss school, later graduating with his law degree from UConn after attending Dartmouth and the University of Vermont. Kerri-Lee has a toddler daughter and a young son who loves the outdoor sports New England offers, including hockey. A career highlight so far: playing halftime at a Connecticut Whale game.

As a family, they are avid year-round recreational sports types -- hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, skating, show shoeing, swimming, fishing and camping.  Kerri-Lee is a budding equestrian and a recruit for the First Company Connecticut Governor’s Horse Guard, the longest-running Cavalry unit in the nation. 

Upon completing the rigorous training, look for Kerri-Lee to be horseback at inaugurations and parades. The unit can also be deployed, assists in severe weather disasters and missing person searches and actively gives back to the community through several charitable events throughout the year.

Check out Kerri-Lee's Blog here.



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<![CDATA[Brad Field]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:05:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Brad+Field+2014.jpg

Brad Field forecasts Connecticut's weather on NBC Connecticut News at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. each weekday. He has been the station's Chief Meteorologist since 1983.

Recently, Brad was inducted into the prestigious Silver Circle. The Boston/New England arm of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented this prestigious award to Brad for his 25 years of exemplary service to the citizens of Connecticut. He has also been awarded the American Meteorological Society's "Seal of Approval For Excellence in Television Weathercasting."

Brad has been honored for his coverage of Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and received the AP Award for NBC Connecticut's coverage of the blizzards of 1995 and 1996.

Brad is a New England native who received his bachelor of science degree in meteorology from the College of Pure and Applied Science at the University of Lowell, in Lowell, Mass.

Before coming to NBC Connecticut, Brad worked in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was a meteorologist at WLNE-TV for three years. He has also worked at Weather Services Corporation in Bedford, Mass., and among his many duties there, he most enjoyed forecasting for the Boston Red Sox.

To his friends at NBC Connecticut, Brad is known as "Coach" for his love of baseball and football. He teaches the boys in his town how to compete at their highest level, but win or lose, teaching them sportsmanship is his passion. Brad has been a Little League manager for 10 years.

He also coaches in the Jaycee Baseball League of Greater Hartford. Brad serves as Director of Coaching for the Simsbury-Granby Raiders Youth Football and Cheer, and is co-president fo the Granby High School Football Supporters.

Brad also served on his church's pastoral "Transition Team."

Brad, his wife, Sandy, and sons, Curtis and Connor, love their quiet northwest hill-town. In addition to baseball and football, Brad enjoys Nantucket and the Maine coast, as well as politics and American History.

Follow Brad on Twitter and Facebook.



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<![CDATA[Bob Maxon]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:53:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bob+Maxon+1200x675.jpg

Bob Maxon is the weekday morning meteorologist on NBC Connecticut News Today from 4:30 a.m.  to 7 a.m., and again at 11 a.m. He's been with NBC Connecticut since August 1995.

He grew up in Oswego, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in meteorology.

Bob has forecast the weather for several areas in the northeast. In 1987 he worked for Cable News Center 7 in Ithaca, N.Y., before making the transition to Binghamton, N.Y., to work at WMGC in 1988. Between 1989 and 1995, Bob gained most of his experience working for WMUR in Manchester, N.H. 

The American Meteorological Society had awarded Bob with it's "Seal of Approval" for weather forecasting and broadcasting.

During his tenure as a professional meteorologist, Bob has covered many of the major storms that have struck the northeast including Hurricane Bob in 1991, the Great Winter Storm of '93, and the Blizzard of '96, and the amazing President's Day Blizzard of 2003.

He volunteers for many statewide charities and sits on the planning board for the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut's annual golf tournament. Bob also serves as the Master of Ceremonies for the Jamie Tillona Memorial Golf Tournament each summer. He also plays in the Connecticut Junior Republic, Connecticut Special Olympics and many other local golf tournaments.

Bob lives in Simsbury with his wife, Jacqui, their two daughters, Katie and Marleigh and their dog, Brady.

Follow Bob on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Ryan Hanrahan]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:07:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Ryan+Hanrahan+2014.jpg

Ryan Hanrahan joined the NBC Connecticut First Alert Weather Team in December 2005 and currently serves as the weekend evening meteorologist and as a general assignment reporter on weekdays.

Growing up along the shoreline in Guilford, Conn., his interest in the weather was sparked by the 1989 Hamden tornado, hurricanes Gloria and Bob, along with the blizzards of '93 and '96.

Ryan returned to Connecticut after working as a meteorologist for WNYT, the NBC affiliate in Albany, N.Y. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University.

Ryan also studied atmospheric science in graduate school at the State University of New York at Albany. His weathercasts have been recognized by the American Meteorological Society with their Seal of Approval.

During his tenure at NBC Connecticut Ryan has covered many of the state's biggest storms including tropical storm Irene, hurricane Sandy, the October snowstorm, the Blizzard of 2013 and the Springfield tornado.

Ryan currently lives in West Hartford. Besides forecasting the weather, Ryan enjoys spending his spare time with his Golden Retriever Doppler, relaxing on the beach or on the slopes skiing. He's also actively involved with several community organizations and frequently visits schools across the state talking about the weather.

Ryan also writes the "Way Too Much Weather" blog.

Follow Ryan on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Darren Sweeney]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:10:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Darren+Sweeney+722x4061.jpg

NBC Connecticut Meteorologist Darren Sweeney delivers Connecticut's most accurate forecast every weekend morning on NBC Connecticut.

Darren joined the Weather Plus Team in October 2008 and has the recognition from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) with their seal of approval, as well as the National Weather Association (NWA) along with their seal of approval. 

A Connecticut native, born and raised in West Hartford, Darren is happy to be forecasting for the station he grew up driving by and watching almost every day.

Darren's fascination with weather began at a young age through all of New England's wild weather extremes. His family knew he was captivated by storms because when everyone was going inside to take shelter, Darren would grab a video camera and go outdoors!
 
Darren has experience with forecasting New England weather. As a meteorologist for a Springfield TV station, Darren won two Associated Press awards for coverage of historic flooding in October 2005 and for Best Weathercast in 2006. He also reported live during severe weather events, most recently the massive flooding that took place along the Merrimack River in May 2006.

Before returning to New England, Darren gained experience forecasting severe weather and chasing hurricanes for WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Fla., where in one instance, he reported live from New Orleans during Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lilly in 2002.

Darren earned his Bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University and went on to earn his Master's degree at Syracuse University's highly regarded Newhouse School of Communication. In 2003, he graduated from Mississippi State University's Broadcast Meteorology program.

During his spare time, you'll find Darren on one of his famous road trips exploring beautiful New England (especially during the summer). He also teaches Broadcasting classes at both Manchester Community College and Central Connecticut State University.

Feel free to email Darren your weather reports, weekend events, or just say hello!

You can also follow him on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Garett Argianas]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:12:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Garett+Argianas+2014.jpg

Meteorologist Garett Argianas returned to NBC Connecticut in May 2011. A familiar face to the residents of Connecticut, Argianas has been a trusted source of accurate weather forecasts for nearly a decade. 

He has tracked every major weather event in recent years: winter storms, blizzards, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, tropical storms, extreme cold and heat waves – all within the borders of our small state!

Argianas, a Connecticut native, grew up in Shelton and attended Shelton High School.  He graduated from the University at Albany with degrees in Atmospheric Science (Meteorology) and Mathematics. 

He worked in Albany, NY at WRGB before joining NBC Connecticut as weekend meteorologist in 2003. Argianas was the chief meteorologist at WTIC-TV from 2007 to 2011 where he spearheaded the expansion of the weather department and wrote a daily weather column for The Hartford Courant.

Argianas has been recognized as a “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist” by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the most prestigious certification awarded to broadcasts meteorologists. 

He has emceed numerous charity events throughout his home state and visited with thousands of children in area schools.  He volunteers each summer as a public address announcer at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and the Little League Baseball and Softball East Region tournaments in Bristol.

Follow Garett on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Kevin Nathan]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:30:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Kevin+Nathan+2014.jpg

Kevin Nathan turned a passion for playing and following sports into a career as the sports director at NBC Connecticut.

 

Since joining the station in 1996, Kevin has won seven New England Emmys and has received 30 Emmy nominations. He has been voted the Connecticut Sportscaster of the year by his peers 7 times.

At NBC Connecticut, Kevin has covered 3 Olympics, numerous World Series, including the Red Sox first title since 1918, many of the UConn men's and women's basketball national championship teams, UConn's trip to the 2011 Fiesta Bowl and four Super Bowls.

Besides filling in over the years as a sports anchor for WNBC in New York, Kevin also hosts "Sports Talk" on WTIC Newstalk 1080 and is part of the UConn Football Radio Network.

Before joining NBC Connecticut, Kevin worked at WSAZ-TV, in Huntington, West Virginia, WUTR-TV in Utica, New York, and WYVN-TV, in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

In his senior year in 1989 at Dickinson College, the Red Devils went undefeated in football for the first time in 52 years. Kevin was named a Division III All-American safety after intercepting a school-record 10 passes. He also captained the baseball team for three years. In high school, Kevin was an all-league pitcher and nominated for the U.S. Olympic baseball team as an outfielder.

Kevin is a board member for the New Britain Salvation Army and the Hartford RBI program. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and leads the Walk for the Cure.

He's also involved in several charity golf tournaments and fundraisers: JDRF, The Miracle League, The NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and The Cystic Fibrosis Gala Ball.

Kevin and his wife Kristine have three children: Ryan, Brynn and Katie.

 

You can email Kevin at kevin.nathan@nbcuni.com.



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<![CDATA[Joe D'Ambrosio]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:22:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Joe+D%27ambrosio+722x406.jpg

Joe D'Ambrosio has been a sports anchor at NBC Connecticut since 1990. He has been the radio voice of UConn football and basketball on WTIC Radio since May of 1992 and also broadcast women's game from 1995 through 1998 and 2000 through 2006.

He and Kevin Nathan host SportsTalk on WTIC Radio weekdays at 6:10 p.m.

Joe is also heard nationally as a host on ESPN Radio, working on both Sunday Night Baseball and the Countdown to Kickoff during the NFL season.

In 2006, Joe was named Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year for the 6th time by the National Association of SportsCasters and SportsWriters.

Joe is a Hartford native.

You can contact him at joe.dambrosio@nbcuni.com.



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<![CDATA[Shirley Chan]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:52:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Shirley+Chan++update.jpg

Shirley anchors the weekend morning newscasts on NBC Connecticut Today and reports from the newsroom during the week.

Shirley is an award-winning journalist who may be covering breaking news one moment, or filing an in-depth feature piece the next. She is the recipient of an Associated Press Award and is a four-time Emmy Nominee.

Prior to landing at NBC Connecticut, Shirley spent three years at FOX 25 in Boston, as an anchor and reporter. She covered stories all over New England as well as major news events, including the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, the Boston Marathon and the Clark Rockefeller trial. Her work at FOX 25 garnered multiple Emmy nominations, including "Outstanding Achievement" as an Anchor and "Outstanding Feature Reporter."

Shirley's first on-air position was at WWLP-TV22 in Springfield, Mass., where she was an Anchor/Reporter. She also did consumer and investigative stories for the 22News I-Team.

Before she started her on-air career, Shirley had a distinguished career as a producer at NBC News, primarily at The TODAY Show, where she was a segment producer. Shirley traveled extensively with TODAY and had the opportunity to cover two Olympic Games.

Shirley graduated with honors from New York University, with a double major in journalism and political science. She's thrilled to be with NBC Connecticut. Professionally, she's back on the NBC team and personally, it brings her closer to family and friends.

Follow Shirley on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Debra Bogstie]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:18:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Debra+Bogstie+2014jpg.jpg

Debra Bogstie loves the changing seasons of New England and is proud to call Connecticut home. She joined NBC Connecticut in July 2004 as a reporter. She covers all types of stories and particularly enjoys serving the community with in-depth consumer and investigative reporting.

Debra launched her career in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she worked as a weekend reporter for KOLN-KGIN TV while still in college. After that, she spent time working as a journalist in Vermont, New York and Florida before making the move to Connecticut.

Debra graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in broadcast journalism. She earned a masters degree in organizational leadership from Quinnipiac University.

In her time away from work, Debra enjoys traveling, exercising and shopping. Most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and their dog.

You can email Debra at debra.bogstie@nbcuni.com. She's also on Facebook and Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Amanda Raus]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:15:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/amanda+Raus+2014.jpg

Amanda Raus joined NBC Connecticut in April 2007 as a general assignment reporter.

Since April 2011, she has been working out of our NBC Connecticut New Haven studios covering stories in New Haven and along the shoreline. Amanda spent three months inside the courtroom covering the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky, one of two men convicted in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion murders of the Petit family. Her coverage earned her a 2012 Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast award for Continuing Coverage and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Continuing Coverage.

Amanda came to NBC Connecticut from WSHM in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she worked as a general assignment reporter. While in Springfield, Amanda had the opportunity to interview then-Governor Mitt Romney and the late Sentator Ted Kennedy. She covered a wide array of stories from breaking news to sporting events. Amanda got her start in news at News 12 Connecticut as an associate producer and reporter.

Amanda is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism. She recently earned her MBA from Quinnipiac University.

When she isn't working, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is a Connecticut native and she loves exploring all the state has to offer.

Amanda is involved in a number of charities. You can catch her emceeing events around the state, including the Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Waterbury. She is also involved in the fight against cancer, participating in fundraisers like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay for Life.

You can email Amanda at amanda.raus@nbcuni.com or check her out on Facebook and Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Jeff Stoecker]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:57:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jeff+Stoecker+2014.jpg

Jeff Stoecker is a news anchor and member of the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters. 

He came to NBC Connecticut in 2009 after spending more than four years as a reporter with the ABC affiliate in Albany, N.Y.  While in Albany, he covered the capitol in a town where politics is everyone’s business.

Jeff's biggest stories included Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal and the corruption scandal that led to State Comptroller Alan Hevesi stepping down from office.  

Jeff also worked at the CBS affiliate in Cheyenne, Wyo., where he spent two years enjoying life in the Rocky Mountains. 

As an NBC Connecticut Troubleshooter, he hopes to find stories that ultimately create positive change for individuals and institutions. 

Jeff graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y.  He grew up outside of Syracuse in a small town called Cazenovia. 

When not at work, Jeff likes to run and mountain bike and participates in triathlons (true weekend warrior).    

He’s always looking for the next great story idea. Email him at jeff.stoecker@nbcuni.com or catch up with him on Twitter @jeffstoecker.



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<![CDATA[George Colli]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:14:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/George+Colli+2014.jpg

George Colli is an investigative reporter with the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters, Connecticut’s largest team of broadcast journalists dedicated to investigative coverage. His investigations on local and national issues of great importance to our viewers can be seen on NBC Connecticut News at 11 p.m.

A lifelong Connecticut resident, George’s first day with NBC Connecticut was the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Along with reporting extensively on the Sandy Hook aftermath, George covered live the Boston Marathon bombings, the Cheshire home invasion trials, the Hartford Distributors workplace shooting, Tropical Storm Irene, Super Storm Sandy and several other major weather events.

Previously, George was a general assignment reporter at WTIC-TV. He opened the Fox CT New Haven bureau in 2011 and earned an Emmy nomination for his breaking news coverage of the Joshua Komisarjevsky death sentence.

George’s first journalism job came when he was still a student at Providence College. He worked as Researcher for NBCOlympics.com at the 2000 Sydney Games.

After graduating from P.C., George worked for one year at his alma mater, Suffield Academy, before entering a family real estate and restaurant businesses. In 2008, he ran unsuccessfully for the Connecticut State Senate.

In his free time, George likes to golf, play poker, try new restaurants and spend time with family and friends.

You can follow George on Twitter, or contact him by email at george.colli@nbcuni.com.



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<![CDATA[Doug Greene]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:18:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Doug+Green+2014.jpg

Doug Greene joined the NBC Connecticut News team in 1990.

Before coming to NBC Connecticut, Doug reported at KWCH in Kansas and KCAU in Iowa.

He also worked as news director and anchor at an independent cable station in New Jersey.  During his tenure, the New Jersey station was honored as the "Best Local Cable Newscast in the United States."

Doug is a graduate of Princeton University.

You can reach Doug at doug.greene@nbcuni.com.



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