This morning, news broke that Emmy award-winning Connecticut news anchor Denise D’Ascenzo passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. D'Ascenzo was a highly respected journalist and renowned WFSB, Channel 3 news anchor. In a statement, WFSB said, "Denise died on Saturday, Dec. 7 in her Connecticut home, unexpectedly in her sleep. Her family believes she died of a massive heart attack."
Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement regarding the passing of WFSB news anchor Denise D’Ascenzo:
“As the longest-serving news anchor at a single television station in Connecticut, Denise D’Ascenzo has entered millions of homes in our state for more than thirty years. Through her dedicated work and dependable reporting, she earned the distinction of being a trusted name in journalism, and her reporting most certainly made an impact. The work journalists provide is a vital public service, and through her career, Denise dedicated herself to the people of Connecticut. The news of her passing is incredibly saddening, and I extend my deepest condolences to Denise’s family, friends, and colleagues at WFSB. She is undoubtedly a Connecticut news legend.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the D'Ascenzo family, as well as her family at WFSB.