2020 has been quite a year. It began with dealing with the tremendous grief over the loss of Denise D’Ascenzo in late 2019, her memorial service at the end of January, then the coronavirus pandemic in March. COVID still dominates our headlines every day, as it impacts our families, the economy, politics and our every day way of life.
There is so much uncertainty, and for me, I’m wondering what is next? I had a great run at WFSB that came to end on August 31st. I loved working there and am really proud of what I accomplished during 28 years. Channel 3 will always hold a special place in my heart. I met Kara there and it is a big part of my family.
I’m also super excited for what’s next, whatever that may be, but I will continue to serve the people of Connecticut. The past three weeks have been amazing in so many ways. I have received some wonderful messages and posts from thousands of viewers, current and former colleagues, competitors, friends and family. I have been deeply moved by them, and I am so grateful for the support and compassion. If you have loyal friends and in the case of a television news anchor, loyal viewers, you are blessed. I certainly am.
I am going to post some of these messages here on this website in the coming days and weeks but I wanted to begin with these two from my friends Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Mika was one of my first friends I made at Channel 3 when we both started there in the summer of 1992. We’ve been friends through her moves to CBS and MSNBC and shared our stories of life’s ups and downs. I met her husband Joe several years ago when Mika brought him to Hartford and they appeared on Face the State. They came back for Mika’s launch of her “Know Your Value” tour where Gayle and Kara joined us for a happy reunion. They both love Connecticut and have given me some great advice.
Check out Mika’s Instagram post about me right here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFE56TVj2kX/