<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - About Us]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/about-us http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:33:16 -0500 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:33:16 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Capitol Lunch]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:01:25 -0500 Hot Dogs with the Famous Sauce in New Britain]]> <![CDATA[Unusual Crash Shakes Up Residents In Putnam]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:00:27 -0500 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[Monica Cryan]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:41:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Monica+Cryan.jpg

Monica Cryan is a First Alert meteorologist at NBC Connecticut. You can catch her weekends at 6 and 11 p.m. or filling in during the week.

Follow Monica on Twitter or send her an email.

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<![CDATA[Heidi Voight]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:26:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Heidi+Voight.jpg

Heidi Voight is the First Alert traffic reporter for NBC Connecticut. You can watch her weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on NBC Connecticut Today alongside anchors Shirley Chan and Todd Piro and First Alert meteorologist Bob Maxon.

Heidi originally joined the NBC Connecticut team as a freelance reporter in July 2014. She previously served as director of communications at the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation in Bloomfield. Heidi has also worked as a multimedia journalist at WWLP, the NBC affiliate in Springfield, where she anchored and produced the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekend news.

Heidi was honored to be crowned Miss Connecticut in 2006 and was the official spokesperson and public relations coordinator for the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization. She is a founding member of The WAY @ Children’s Home of Connecticut, serves as the public affairs officer for the Connecticut Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day and is a national spokesperson for the M.I.A. Veterans Recovery Project.

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Heidi earned her bachelor of arts in liberal arts and theatre in 2006.

Heidi is a New England native, born and raised in Milford. From her vast experience, she has been exposed to nearly every position in the newsroom and has experience reporting, anchoring, shooting video, working on the assignment desk and producing newscasts.

Follow Heidi on Twitter and tweet to her about traffic conditions in your area. You can also send her an email.

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<![CDATA[Jamie Ratliff]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:35:56 -0500 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]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:06:44 -0500 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.

Prior to joining the NBC Connecticut team, 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[Abbey Niezgoda]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:36:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/abbey-nbc.jpg

Abbey Niezgoda is a reporter for NBC Connecticut. She can be seen weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on NBC Connecticut Today.

Abbey enjoys chasing breaking news and is committed to telling the stories that inspire and educate our viewers about their communities and neighbors.

One of the most memorable moments of her career was watching a 12-year-old paralyzed gymnast stand up for the first time after suffering from a mysterious illness. Abbey will also never forget sitting down with Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, a Sandy Hook teacher now on a mission to spread kindness to children across the country.

Before calling Connecticut home, Abbey was reporting just over the border in Providence, Rhode Island. Her first news story was a feature on the penguins at Mystic Aquarium, and since then, she's covered everything from the Boston Marathon bombings to the Blizzard of 2013. Abbey is no stranger to New England, having attended Emerson College in Boston.

When she’s not reporting, you can find Abbey checking out new restaurants or searching for the best yoga class in town.

Follow Abbey on Twitter and contact her by email.

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<![CDATA[Tara Joyce]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:38:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tara+Joyce.jpg

Tara Joyce is a reporter and weekend anchor for NBC Connecticut. You can catch her weekdays on NBC Connecticut News at 5 and 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings on NBC Connecticut Today.

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 send her an email.

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<![CDATA[Car on Fire on I-91 N in Hartford]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:57:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CarfireonInterstate91N.jpg Traffic is delayed after a car fire in Interstate 91 North in Hartford.]]> <![CDATA[NBC Live FAQ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:01:22 -0500 ]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Travelers Change Plans Ahead of Storm]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:34:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HOLIDAYTRAVELPLANS112514.jpg People at the airport and on the roads are trying to get to their holiday destinations before the storm comes in on the busiest travel day of the year.]]> <![CDATA[Armed Robber Targets Students at SCSU]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:42:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Armed_Robber_Targets_Students_at_SCSU_1200x675_350415939683.jpg ]]> <![CDATA["We Lost the Greatest Friend"]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:04:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/We_Lost_the_Greatest_Friend_1200x675_341575747794.jpg DJ Earl Baskerville spoke during Kevin Bell’s funeral service and said the firefighters' loved ones have lost the greatest friend. ]]> <![CDATA[Police Want to ID Woman Who Fired Gun in Video]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:15:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BridgeportGunFire.jpg Bridgeport police are trying to identify a woman who is seen firing a gun in a Facebook video.]]> <![CDATA[Four Teens Questioned in Connection of Teen Slaying in Enfield]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:40:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JonTorreskilledinEnfieldShooting.jpg Police hare questioning four teens in connection with the shooting that killed another teen in Enfield.]]> <![CDATA[Mayor Wants Norwich Disability Commission]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:16:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/82514norwichdis00000000.jpg Norwich residents bringing attention to issues of disabled]]> <![CDATA[1 Year Old Killed In Bristol, Uncle Charged With Murder]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:50:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BRISTOLBABYDEATH081914.jpg Bristol Police have charged Arthur Hapgood, 36, of Waterbury with murder after they say he stabbed and killed his niece while he was babysitting her Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Police Search for Missing Hartford Boy]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:50:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JeremyWhite.jpg Jeremy White, of Hartford, has been missing since Wednesday night.]]> <![CDATA[McKinney Makes Concession Speech]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:37:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/JohnMcKinney.JPG State Sen. John McKinney, of Fairfield, has conceded to Tom Foley in the primary election that will determine GOP candidate for governor, according to campaign spokesperson Jodi Latina.]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs Children Learn Water Sports]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:15:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/73114adaptivewaterski00000000.jpg The second Freedom Splash, which teaches water sports to disabled and special needs children, was held today at Lake Zoar in Sandy Hook.]]> <![CDATA[The Feast: Pho 99 in East Hartford]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:05:18 -0500 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 17:58:06 -0500 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[NBC Connecticut Electronics Recycling Drive]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:45:08 -0500 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 06:10:11 -0500 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 12:36:46 -0500 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 10:41:29 -0500 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 08:48:45 -0500 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 16:13:37 -0500 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 11:10:15 -0500 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 16:04:32 -0500 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 18:00:27 -0500 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 14:24:35 -0500 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 11:03:47 -0500 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 11:48:32 -0500 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 09:10:12 -0500 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 12:36:08 -0500 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 07:33:09 -0500 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 14:53:09 -0500 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 14:09:57 -0500 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 13:30:04 -0500 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 13:22:55 -0500 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 22:40:11 -0500 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 14:33:30 -0500 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 14:48:16 -0500 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 15:07:15 -0500 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[Advertise on NBCConnecticut.com]]> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:17:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/generic-computer.jpg

NBC Connecticut puts your message in front of people with money to spend at exactly the right time to reach them. We give you the reach you need with TV, Online, Mobile, Search, Events, Print and Out-of-Home. advertising opportunities.

You can contact one of our media professionals to help craft a campaign that works for you.

Eileen Armas
Local Sales Manager

                                                                                     Jim Nicholson
                                                                                     Sales Manager


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<![CDATA[Closed Captioning Questions or Issues]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:38:57 -0500 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
Fx:  860-521-9375

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:

• Name of the program
• Description of the issue (e.g., missing captions on a particular episode, captions cut off, timing is off)
• Website or application where you viewed the program
• Approximate time and date that the issue occurred
• Your name and contact information including mailing address, email and phone number

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

Margaret Tobey
Vice President Regulatory Affairs
300 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC, 20001-2030

Phone: 202-524-6401
Fax: 202-524-6411

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<![CDATA[Children's Report]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:42:00 -0500 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:


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