Tuesday was a big day for Eyewitness News Anchor Denise D’Ascenzo, who received a well-deserved honor in Hartford.
She has been with Channel 3 for nearly 30 years, and on Tuesday D’Ascenzo was inducted into the Connecticut Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame.
D’Ascenzo, who is the longest serving news anchor at a single television station in Connecticut, was among 12 inductees on Tuesday.
"She's such a wonderful person and she cares. It's not that she just reads the news, she cares about the news, she cares about Connecticut,” said WFSB-TV Vice President and General Manager Klarn DePalma. “She cares about what's happening in her hometown - in everyone's hometown in this great state."
The Connecticut Broadcasters Association (CBA) has been around for 60 years, representing radio and television stations in the state.
This is the first year the CBA has had a ‘Hall of Fame’ ceremony, celebrating those who have made the biggest difference on the air.
"I am so grateful for their support, all these years, allowing me to come into their homes and giving them the news,” D’Ascenzo said. “Many times it was bad news or hard news to handle but I feel like we've weathered it together, so thank you for your support, all of those people of Connecticut."
For D’Ascenzo, it has always been, and always will be, about everyone who has trusted her for almost 30 years in the state, and will continue to trust her for years to come.
"I share this honor with each and every person at Channel 3 in every department and I thank them for their support. What a great family. I'm blessed,” she said.
To check out some photos of Denise throughout the years, click here.
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