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Hartford Anchors Celebrate Election 2014 with Traditional Garb Fit for the Nineties

House and DascenzioLast night, while the rest of the country’s stations were tracking votes, WFSB co-anchors Dennis House and Denise D’Ascenzo were celebrating a special anniversary.

House writes on his blog, he wore the same Brooks Brothers tie he’s worn on election night since 1994. D’Ascenzo wore what the two call the “’vintage voting vestment,’ a velvet garment she debuted for an election night in 1998.” Check out a snazzy pic of the “vestment” after the jump.

D’Ascenzo noticed a seam starting to rip on the voting garment. “[W]e are keeping our fingers crossed the historic frock will be around for the mayoral elections next year and the presidential election in 2016,” said House. Read more

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Mark Zinni Joining WFSB

zinni wjwMark Zinni will be joining Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB.

According to the Hartford Courant, Zinni will join Denise D’Ascenzo as co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. news.

In the announcement by news director Dana Neves Thursday,  Zinni will also  “report during the day, and introduce folks to some different and interesting topics around Connecticut,” apparently also taking over some of the duties being left behind by departing reporter Kate Rayner.

WFSB anchor Dennis House tweeted out a welcome to Zinni.

Zinni announced he was leaving Cleveland FOX affiliate WJW earlier this month. He’s also worked at KTVX in Salt Lake City, UT, WPRI in Providence, RI, WTOV in Stuebenville, OH, and WICU in Erie, PA.

WFSB Quietly Goes Solo at 5:30 p.m.

dascenzo_wfsbWFSB recently went with Denise D’Ascenzo as solo anchor for the Hartford-New Haven CBS station’s 5:30 p.m. newscast.

The show used to be anchored by D’Ascenzo and Dennis House. House assured TVSpy there weren’t any ulterior motives behind the move.

“It’s part of a new long term  contract,” House said. “I already do the 5, 6 and 11 and “Face the State,” so that’s a full plate. During the 5:30 I now get to focus on the 6pm news which is the highest rated newscast in market and it gives the 5:30 a different look.”

A Meredith spokesperson had no comment for TVSpy.

Dennis House Marks 20 Years at Hartford’s WFSB

Dennis House is celebrating 20 years on the air at WFSB, the CBS-affiliate in Hartford.

House co-anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and moderates “Face the State,” WFSB’s weekly political affairs program. The station saluted him with a tribute piece assembled by his co-anchor, Denise D’Ascenzo.

“I feel really blessed, I really do,” House said after the tribute. “To be any place for 20 years is certainly an accomplishment. And I’ve loved it, I’ve made some great friends.” Video inside… Read more

Leaving WFSB After 28 Years, Al Terzi Tells Viewers He Doesn’t Want to Retire

After 28 years at WFSB, anchor Al Terzi said goodbye to the Hartford CBS-affiliate on Friday.

WFSB played a video tribute to Terzi’s career during its evening newscasts on Friday before bidding farewell to the longtime anchor.

“You’ve always been a professional. You’ve always been a gentleman. You’ve always been a friend,” anchor Denise D’Ascenzo told Terzi. “And I’ll cherish my time that I’ve worked with you.”

Terzi, who most recently anchored WFSB’s 5 and 5:30 p.m. newscasts, first joined the station in the summer of 1968. After jobs at a couple of other stations, he returned to WFSB in 1993. Read more