Connecticut

Thank you Connecticut! Time for a New Beginning

Here’s the headline: I am no longer with WFSB and I’m not sure what is next. Here’s an announcement posted by the station:

WFSB (Channel 3) and Dennis House jointly announce that they have mutually agreed to part ways. For more than two decades, Dennis covered some of the biggest stories in Connecticut including the September 11th attacks, the O.J Simpson trial, the death of Pope John Paul II and several UCONN Final Four championships. Dennis also hosted the state’s highest rated political show, “Face the State”. Dennis has won several Emmy Awards and in 2018 was inducted to the Silver Circle of the New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

“Words cannot express how grateful I am to have served the great state of Connecticut as a journalist for 28 years at WFSB. The station has meant so much more to me than just a job. I’ve grown up here. The people who work here are my family. I met my wife here, became a father here and suffered the tremendous loss of Denise D’Ascenzo here. The special report that night was the most challenging moment of my career. Being half of the most successful and longest running anchor team in Connecticut television history was a great honor. What’s next? When nothing is certain anything is possible. I just hope my next chapter is as rewarding as this past one,” said Dennis House.

“On behalf of all of us at WFSB, we want to thank Dennis for his decades of service to the people of Connecticut and wish him luck in his future endeavors. Dennis has a passion for news and politics, telling thousands of wonderful stories from here in Connecticut and around the world over the years,” said Dana Neves, VP/General Manager of WFSB, Channel 3.

As the television saying goes, “stay tuned.”

Categories: Connecticut, tv and radio

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  1. You will be missed by many people. We wish you all the best in whatever you have planned. You were the best!! <3.

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  2. Although I left CT to more southern climes in WV a few years back, I still keep in touch with CT. I was so sad to hear of the loss of Denise and I do not doubt that loss played a part in this decision for you now. I always had respect for you as a journalist (which has become a huge deal in this age of fake news ) and I wish you the best in your new career! God Bless Dennis!

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  3. Hay Dennis, I pray and hope you happiness and good health,, in our house you will be missed very much and pray you have wonderful time to spend with family and friends, Just remember that Denise is watching over you and all. She is missed so much. May Jesus Christ Our Lord ans Savior protect you always. Have a wonderful Life.

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  4. Dennis you will be missed. We enjoyed watching the news all those years with you & Denise and by yourself. Won’t be the same without you.

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  5. You will be missed. I was devastated when we lost Denise and now you. I wish you the best in your new endeavor.

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  6. Channel 3 always let’s go if it’s finest. Why? I can name so many. Hoping all the best for Dennis. We love you and will miss you dearly.

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  7. Wow, Dennis, what a shock. Where are you going? Good luck to you and your family. We will definitely miss you and enjoyed your 20 years here.

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  8. Thank you for your professional service to the avid listeners of Channel 3. Where ever you go, you will make another great contribution to our population.

    Bob Budnik
    8 Wellington Ct
    Danbury 06811.

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  9. So thankful that we were able to watch you and get to know you and your family as well as the channel 3 family! Wish you much success in your future where ever it will be! Even though we moved to Florida 1 1/2 years ago we still watch channel 3!

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  10. Oh day it isn’t so! You are a constant in our crazy lives! I wish you all the best, but will miss you as you are channel 3. 😪🙏

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  11. Dennis… May you be guided in Faith on your journey…Oh I have enjoyed our chats…Beantown folks!!!

    Best Wishes
    Dyan Salemi

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  12. Dennis, you will be missed. I enjoyed your reporting and you made politics easy to swallow. I always thought “Face The State” was so informative. Channel 3 will not be the same. Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

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  13. Dennis, you will be missed!
    Hard to imagine you not being in our homes…
    Best of luck to you and thank you for all of the emceeing and support with various galas and non-profit events over the years.
    You were a pleasure to work with.
    Sincerely,
    Audra

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  14. Since the beginning of your appearance, we have followed you..my Husband and I wish you success on any new endeavors.

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  15. Why? I don’t like it. Something is amiss. CBS better not have mistreated you! I think I need to change stations. It is still hard to see you on the desk without Denise and now you are gone in an instant. 😢💔😢

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  16. I am really going to Miss you Dennis..but I wish you much success , great happiness and good health going forward…Thank you for all you have shared with us over the years. I truly wish you Dennis…

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  17. So sorry to hear that you are leaving, but I wish you the best. I have truly enjoyed watching you on WFSB for so many years. I will miss your smile

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  18. Dennis, this news hurts me to my core. You are my Walter Cronkite. You are the person that I relied on for truth and facts. I hope that whatever lay ahead for you in the next phase, that it will bring you joy. Peace & Blessings

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  19. All the best in your future endeavors Dennis. You were the rock at Channel 3. The evening news won’t be the same without you. Again, best of luck in the future.

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  20. You were part of our evening routine and will miss you. It is better to leave when you on top. good luck!

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  21. Have watched you since you started at the station and you have always been my favorite Connecticut reporter/anchor. Especially loved when you and Kara were on the air together. Will miss you greatly but hope the best for you and your family in the future.

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  22. Dennis, I am saddened by this news. I sincerely hope everything is alright with you and your family. I’ve watched you your entire time at WFSB. You and Denise were the absolute best. I’m still missing her and now I will be missing you as well. God bless you and your lovely family 🙏❤️

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  23. Dennis, my husband and I were shocked to read that you are leaving Channel 3. You and Denise have been a constant in our lives. Your courage helped us all after Denise’s passing. We trusted you to report the news good or bad in such a professional way. And we knew through your words that we can get through anything together. Best of luck to you and Kara and your beautiful family. Hopefully you will come back from time to time to let us know how you are doing. Stay safe.

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  24. I’m so sad to see you go. I’ve watched you since the beginning of your career. I’ve always loved Channel 3 since the beginning and I miss Denise too. It just won’t be the same. I just might turn to NBC now for good. I wish you well and hope you find another passion Dennis. Deb Cacase

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  25. So very sorry to hear this. Always a professional and, someone you could count on to bring a smile to your face. Great interviews with State Politicians and respected for straight-forward questions. Reporting with no agenda. You will be missed.

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  26. So sorry to see you leave. I enjoyed having you bring our news everyday. You will be missed very much. Good luck in your next adventure.

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  27. I remember when you started there long time and moved to Arizona in the mean time. Good luck in your new venture.

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  28. Wow!!! You are truly going to be missed I have watch you for 17 Years my granddaughter got to meet you she told me how nice you were Good luck on your new journey may God bless you always

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  29. Dennis……….this comes as shocking news to our family that’s grown to rely on your steady demeanor. You brought a sense of calm to our family circle no matter how tragic the story was that you were reporting. I am a retired radio professional from the midwest and know all well how difficult these positions can be. One thing is for sure, you will be a Knight in Shining Armor to whatever community you choose next and your family will benefit from your future success. Blessings to you, Cara, and the kids in the coming months………and THANKS for all you do for keeping news sane. We’ll miss you deeply!

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  30. WFSB has lost another of its very best. Hope to see your smile and hear your voice again on some news desk. Bless both you and Kara this has got to be hard on both of you. We will definitely miss you Dennis.

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  31. Best of Luck in your future Dennis. Enjoy your life with your family and friends. Maybe you thought this is the time, especially losing Denise. Wishing you the best.

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  32. Sad to see you leave WFSB, happy that you get to write a new chapter!!! you will be missed!!! Wishing you the best that life has to offer. God speed, Deb

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  33. I have so many thoughts right now, but will just say good luck in the new chapter in your life.
    Enjoy your family, and hope to see you in the lime light somewhere!

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  34. Well that’s not good news to all of us longtime fans of WSFB. Losing Denise D’Ascenzo and now Dennis House in such a short period of time is very disappointing. Best of luck in your future endeavors. You’re a consummate professional and will do great wherever you land.

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  35. Dennis , you are the last of the greats on Channel 3………you were always on target ……and you forever started my Sunday a.m.’s with food for thought……there is something greater waiting for you, but 3 will be losing another listener……all in the name of the stock exchange if i dare venture a guess…without names you can not draw the crowds…so their loss will be your gain….remember good things do happen to good people and you are one of them…..best of luck!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Hi Dennis, I’ve always enjoyed your reporting as you delivered the news in a very straightforward manner, not breathlessly or with hyperbole. Thank you for your dedication to your craft and to the State. My mom and dad watched you and Denise every night from Norwich. My dad passed away a few years ago but my mom definitely still was tuning into WFSB last time I was there. Best wishes from Austin, Texas!!

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  37. Life will be good for you wherever you go because you have made life better for so many of us anonymous folks and blessed us with knowing the loving family that you and Kara have made together. Your smiles and tears are beautiful. I’m sad to learn this news, sad for us. Thank you for everything.

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  38. I will miss Dennis very much. His soothing voice and professional attitude is greatly appreciated. Best of luck where ever you go.

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  39. Wow what a shock reading about
    Dennis House not going to be on Channel WFSB3
    What was the station thinking
    Of letting him go
    Time to go to another Channel
    Dennis you will be missed
    Good luck as you enter a new chapter in your life

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  40. I hope you’ll be the anchor at ABC or NBC. We’ll follow you wherever you go! You are the best anchor Channel 3 ever had. And, of course, we miss Denise so much!

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  41. The evening news on TV will never be same again. the greatest team in broadcasting journalism is now gone.
    Thank you for your years.
    jack murray

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  42. You leave an amazing legacy as you depart. You were integral to an era of trustworthy, ethical journalism in our state that brought the news into our home with integrity, honesty, and compassion. In our household, we grew with you and Denise and the rest of the team throughout our more than 40 years of tuning into WFSB as our primary local station. So many talented journalists have moved on from their time at the station to do exciting things! We wish the same for you, Dennis. Many thanks for your service to our state community.

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  43. Can’t imagine channel 3 without you please stay safe and healthy what ever you do I know will be a huge success

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  44. You will be greatly missed! I wish you the very best and wherever your new employment is, they will be extremely lucky to have you. I am really sad you are leaving. I always knew you would state the truth with the highest of integrity. You are the best!😊

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  45. Good luck in your future endeavors. Going to miss you in our living room every night and on Sundays. God Bless you and your family, wherever life takes you.

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  46. I was saddened to read that news. You had a voice of reason and attempted to challenge the opposing narrative when possible. We need journalists, not opinion editorials. Good luck and blessings in your future endeavors.
    Miss u already!

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  47. Denise, wish you happiness and the best of everything going forward. When one door closes another one opens. My family will miss you.

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  48. The hearts of all your fans in Connecticut are heavy, we will miss your great professional and honest reporting!

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  49. Dennis,

    As a fan it is hard to read this news. Yet as a professional who has made a career change, I am excited for you to find your next new adventure. This pandemic has taught us what truly matters… And I wish you more of what you love to do in the future. p.s. Come to the Vintage car event on September 26th!

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  50. Really sorry to see you go Dennis, you really played a big role here in Connecticut. I’m gonna throw this out there and I hope if you would consider running for governor of Connecticut? You would make a lot people here very happy. Please!!!!!

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  51. Dennis,
    Many blessings in your new endeavor! You are so admired by many! I realize your difficulty in working for someone as special as Denise! This may be part of your decision! I totally understand as she was of utmost importance to you as your confidante and friend! Denise is beside you in your decision as is your family! May success follow you!! 🙏🙏

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  52. Dennis,
    I am only learning of this news today.
    My heart is hurting that you have left WFSB. There was no team like you and Denise. Always genuine, trustworthy, charming, and calm when a moment called for it. I will never forget how you delivered the sad news that Denise had left us, such heartfelt deliveries from you at a very difficult time. I won’t be watching WFSB much now, you were my reason for tuning in! I’m sad you are leaving.
    God Bless You on your next adventure. May it be filled with happiness and joy in the journey.
    I will miss you…
    My Best,
    Ruth

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  53. Dennis you are already sorely missed in our home on the evening news. It isn’t the same without you. Wishing you success in your future endeavors. I like many have admired you and I’m certain you will accomplish many more great things.

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