<![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 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:00:12 -0500 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:00:12 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.

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<![CDATA[Closed Captioning Questions or Issues]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:37:58 -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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<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut Snow Day Promo]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:58:35 -0500 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 15:55:37 -0500 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 15:56:06 -0500 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 15:55:48 -0500 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]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:22:47 -0500 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 Hollywood celebrities and 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 16:01:05 -0500 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]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:57:23 -0500 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]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:57:24 -0500 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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