Gerry Brooks is an anchor at NBC Connecticut News. You can watch him weekdays at 6 alongside co-anchor Keisha Grant.
Gerry's passion is to tell a story and get it right. "Being first is good, being accurate is best," he says. Writing is his favorite part of what he does and he aims to make sure viewers understand the news he delivers, without talking up or down to anyone.
He's had a hand in covering virtually every major news, weather, and sports story in Connecticut since 1974, including the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the attacks on 9/11, the death of Gov. Ella Grasso, the resignation and trials of Gov. John Rowland, the collapse of the Mianus River Bridge on I-95, every Travelers Championship golf tournament and the UConn basketball championships.
Gerry has most enjoyed sharing stories that tell the tales of people who make Connecticut what it is: a melting pot of urban, suburban and rural; rich and poor; and an ethnic mix that gives a small state a big flavor.
He 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 previously served as news director for WAVZ radio in New Haven, and as a reporter for WMAS radio in Springfield.
He was born in Boston and grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.
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 have traveled extensively through Europe and have also visited Argentina and Peru. Gerry writes a blog called The Brooks File.