Al Terzi

aterzi.jpg (4415 bytes)Al Terzi anchors the noon, 5PM and 6PM news on WFSB-TV3 (CBS). He first joined WTIC AM FM TV3 in June 1968 as a staff announcer.The station was then owned by Travelers Insurance Corp. When the Washington Post (Post-Newsweek) bought the station in 1973, Al remained with TV as newscaster and talk show host. He was the original host when "New England Journal", a one-hour daily talk show,  premiered in 1974.

Al continued as news co-anchor until he left in June1978 to become News Anchor, then News Director, at WPEC-TV12 (ABC) in West Palm Beach FL.

In October 1978, Al was seriously injured when an airplane he was piloting developed engine/fuel problems on approach to Tallahassee airport. He was forced to make an emergency landing (crash) in the woods south of the airport. Al's face took the full impact of the crash, but a number of surgical procedures returned him to the anchor desk within a few months.

Al came back to Connecticut in April 1980 to work as prime anchor at WTNH-TV8 (ABC) in New Haven. He remained there until January 1994, when he returned to Channel 3.

Al shared in two Emmy awards since then - one for Best Newscast, and the other for a series of specials on the UCONN Huskies basketball team.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Languages (Chinese and Korean), following studies at Yale University and Central Connecticut State University. Al also holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.

A military veteran, He served more than seven years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force intelligence operations, working in the Far East, and later, as an instructor at a major air base in Texas.

Al is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and serves on the Media-Law Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. (Thanks to WFSB Channel 3 for the photo)



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