I’ve worked with lots of anchors on TV. None did more to help establish who I am than Al Terzi. Al knows how to make those who work with him look better. For me that meant laughing at my jokes… even those only marginally funny.
In blunt terms Al helped sell my persona to the viewers.
This is often an ego-driven business, but Al worked hard to make his colleagues shine.
Helaine called this evening asking if I’d spoken to him? Hadn’t I heard he was leaving WFSB? She pointed me to my station’s website when I pleaded ignorance.
They couldn’t come to terms. He’d kept the decision quiet for a few months. He is leaving Friday.
Al came to the hospital the night Steffie was born. He was the first person outside our family to hold her. He is deserving that honor. I will never forget.
Here’s an Al Terzi secret. He can do an entire newscast while chewing gum! I have no idea how he does it, but it is totally unnoticeable on-the-air even if you’re looking for it.
I can’t imagine Connecticut without Al Terzi on-the-air. Unthinkable.