<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - About Us]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/about-us http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSun, 22 Oct 2017 18:59:31 -0400Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:59:31 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Students Participate in Rally for Bully Free Communities]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:35:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Students_Participate_in_Rally_for_Bully_Free_Communities.jpg More than 400 students across Middlesex County took part in team building exercises Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Where Youth are Going After Leaving Facebook]]> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:00:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Where_Youth_are_Going_After_Leaving__Facebook.jpg Younger social media users are moving away from Facebook. This is where they are going.]]> <![CDATA[8 Displaced After Apartment Fire in Bridgeport]]> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:15:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/8_Displaced_After_Apartment_Fire_in_Bridgeport.jpg One person was taken to the hospital and eight people were displaced after an apartment fire in Bridgeport Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Elderly Can Benefit from Companionship of Adopted Pets]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:25:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Adopted_Pets_Can_Benefit_the_Elderly.jpg

Join us for Clear the Shelters on August 19. Several animals are looking for a forever home and people who are elderly can benefit from the companionship gives. 

<![CDATA[Raw Smoothies]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:50:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Raw_Smoothies.jpg Raw Universe shows you how to make a delicious smoothy from fresh fruits and vegetables.]]> <![CDATA[Proposed Changes to Silver Sands Sandbar Following Recent Drowning]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 22:39:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Proposed_Changes_to_Silver_Sands_Sandbar_Following_Rece.jpg

Proposed Changes to Silver Sands Sandbar Following Recent Drowning

<![CDATA[Middlebury Animal Rescue Needs Your Help]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:30:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Middlebury_Animal_Rescue_Needs_Your_Help.jpg Middlebury Animal Rescue Needs Your Help]]> <![CDATA[Hundreds of Families in Need Receive Food Donations]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:56:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hundreds_of_Families_in_Need_Receive_Food_Donations_in_Hartf.jpg

More than 800 families in need received free food and household items on Wednesday in Hartford.

<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut Takes Flight with DroneRanger]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:42:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DroneRanger+WVIT.jpg

HARTFORD, CT – (July 12, 2017) – Reaching new heights in local broadcasting, NBC Connecticut / WVIT today announced the unveiling of DroneRanger, Connecticut’s only fleet of top-of-the-line UAS drones for broadcast that will help to enhance the station’s local news and weather coverage by capturing exclusive, close-up views of local breaking news and weather events that take place throughout the market. DroneRanger is also the only local fleet with high definition zoom lens and the capability to fly at night. WVIT is the first local television in the Hartford (CT) market to employ state-of-the-art drone technology for broadcast, in partnership with PhotoFlight Aerial Media. 

“Drone technology allows us to apply a unique perspective to every aspect of news coverage. When a fire recently destroyed a local landmark, the DroneRanger fleet delivered a bird’s eye view of the event and helped our station deliver a visual of local breaking news unlike any other station in the market,” said Susan Tully, President and General Manager of NBC Connecticut. “From capturing distinctive views of local news and weather events to changes in the seasons, nothing compares to the viewpoint from high above the New England landscape.”

NBC Connecticut and PhotoFlight Aerial Media, one of the country’s largest drone operators, conducted extensive testing of shots and locations throughout Connecticut to ensure the deployment of the DroneRanger fleet adheres to federal, state and local regulations. With an on-the-ground team of professional pilots and visual observers maintaining constant communication with WVIT producers inside the station, the team works together to ensure the drones are operated according to FAA regulations and viewers are receiving a unique experience through the lens of the drone fleet. .”. As a result, audiences can see live aerial views of news on-air and across all platforms, including desktop and mobile.

"We are proud to partner with NBC Connecticut as their exclusive UAS drone operator and help the station integrate UAS drone technology, such as a live drone video feed, into its broadcast operations,” said David Weiner, CEO of PhotoFlight Aerial Media. “Together, NBC Connecticut and PhotoFlight Aerial Media recently delivered one of the first live drone video broadcasts, including live zoom, multiple live drones and night-time live video broadcasts. We look forward to working with WVIT to help the station deliver exclusive and unique views that only their exclusive DroneRanger fleet can provide.”

NBC Connecticut has a proud history of using state-of-the-art technology in the studio to help keep viewers informed. NBC Connecticut’s news gathering and weather data tools provide viewers with the most current and accurate information available.

Local audiences can follow DroneRanger via the station’s social media platforms @NBCConnecticut and use hashtag #nbcct to see drone footage.

PhotoFlight Aerial Media is a FAA licensed and insured drone operator with nationwide reach providing the highest quality drone services, while ensuring compliance, consistency, privacy and safety. More information may be found at photoflightam.com and @PhotoFlightAM.

About NBC Connecticut

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Connecticut / WVIT serves its audience with local news and weather information across multiple platforms, including more than 40 hours of newscasts each week on WVIT, news segments on CT COZI TV and online at NBCConnecticut.com. The station is Connecticut’s leader with Facebook and Instagram followers and provides mobile users on-the-go breaking news updates and weather information through a customized application. NBC Connecticut’s commitment to excellence in journalism has been recognized with numerous Emmy Awards, and the prestigious Peabody Award and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.



Laura Gremelsbacker



<![CDATA[Campers and Sunbathers Hit the Beaches]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:15:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Campers_and_Sunbathers_Hit_the_Beaches.jpg The Connecticut shoreline is a popular place to be this holiday weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Illegal Firework Starts Fire in Stamford]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Illegal_Firework_Starts_Fire_in_Stamford.jpg A Roman Candle started a fire in Stamford.]]> <![CDATA[White Powder Found at Department of Social Services]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:30:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/White_Powder_Found_at_Department_of_Social_Services.jpg White powder was found at the Department of Social Services building on Humphrey Street in New Haven]]> <![CDATA[Schools Dismiss Early Because of Heat]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:24:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Schools_Dismiss_early_Because_of_Heat.jpg

Some schools are dismissing early because of heat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He currently lives in Norwich.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This recipe makes six to eight servings.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This recipe serves four people.


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


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

Lincoln Culinary Institute 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Follow Dan on Twitter or send him an email.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<![CDATA[Authorities Catch Serial Bank Robber]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:58:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CROMWELLROBBERYARREST031915.jpg Police were finally able to catch suspected serial bank robber Jennifer Labbe after her last attempted robbery of a bank in Cromwell.]]> <![CDATA[Purvis Feels Huskies Let Down Boatright]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:57:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/purvis031615.jpg An emotional Rodney Purvis says the team let down its captain Ryan Boatright by not getting to the NCAA tournament.]]> <![CDATA[Christiane Cordero]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:45:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Christiane+Cordero+1200x675.jpg

Christiane Cordero is a reporter with the NBC CT Responds Unit. You can catch her stories on NBC Connecticut News from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Christiane is passionate about technology and the changing retail landscape. She loves helping recover money for viewers and following trends in e-commerce.

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

Christiane got her start as an investigative producer for the Troubleshooters while working as an NBC News Associate. Soon after, she joined the Troubleshooters as a reporter. She also interned with CNN and WNCT.

A lifelong soccer player, Christiane loves training youth goalkeepers in the greater Hartford area. She also enjoys hiking, trail running, and exploring new places in her free time.

Follow Christiane on Twitter or email her with story ideas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

<![CDATA[Oil Tanker Rollover West Haven]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:15:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/West+Haven+oil+tanker+rollover+1200.jpg There is an oil truck rollover off the Kimberly Avenue ramp to I-95 in West Haven and police might have to close the ramps.]]> <![CDATA[Huge Powerball Jackpot Makes People Take A Chance]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:15:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/POWERBALLDRAWING021115.jpg Many people who never bought a ticket before are flocking to stores to get their Powerball ticket for tonights drawing which will be the fifth largest in history.]]> <![CDATA[Kate Rayner]]> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:24:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KATE+RAYNER.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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