Joining us this week is Ann Nyberg of WTNH-TV.
Ann Nyberg is WTNH-TV’s longest-serving Anchor~Reporter in station history. Ann anchors the 6 and 10 o’clock nightly newscasts. Ann has been a story-teller her entire life, it all started with a diary her Mother gave her for Christmas when she was just 8 years old, and the rest is history.
Nyberg, nominated for multiple Emmys. She has interviewed the most famous and every day folks, all have a story to tell. Other highlights include assignments to the communist country of Cuba and to the Vatican to cover Pope John Paul II.
Ann has been voted “Best News Anchor” for a decade in “Connecticut Magazine’s reader’s poll, and hosts her own show which she developed to get people’s stories out to the masses in long format, it’s online and it’s called “NYBERG” and excerpts from the show can be seen twice a week at 10 and 11 p.m.
She began her journey in broadcast journalism immediately following graduation from Purdue University, where she earned a degree in journalism. Nyberg worked in Indiana and Oklahoma before making Connecticut her home. She and her husband have three daughters and two dogs, Henry Watson, a rescued Coon Hound and Mr. Trip Meeshu, a Golden Retriever.
Nyberg feels strongly about philanthropy. In 1993, she founded the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Thousands of toys and other items are given to children of all ages upon admittance to the hospital to help ease their trauma.
A lover of the arts, Nyberg is a founding Board of Trustees member of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Nyberg is the only honorary female member of the Walter Camp Football Foundation which raises thousands of dollars for charity every year.
Nyberg’s website Network Connecticut spotlights people and places and small businesses all over the state.
Nyberg also owns a boutique in Madison, Connecticut called Annie Mame, where she carries a lot of Connecticut-made goodies to help small businesses all over the state. The name of her shop is in tribute to her favorite movie, “Auntie Mame” which came out in 1958 and starred Waterbury native, Rosiland Russell.
Nyberg believes in connecting to her community and does that off the desk through Facebook and Twitter. You can find her at Ann Nyberg on Facebook and @AnnNyberg on Twitter. Ann is quite the social media “Queen” if you reach out to her, you will find that out.
Ann’s first book, based on her 50 year old diary, is due out in October 2015.