Archive for October, 2014

The Transformation: Week 1
October 4, 2014

Go hubby, bye bye Nutella!


The first week of the six week transformation I’m attempting is in the books. Guided by trainer Joe Carabase of MELT Workout, I set out on September 25th to lose twenty pounds.  Twenty seemed like a good number, and this fall Denise D’Ascenzo and I are celebrating 20 years of anchoring together.

As you saw last week on the Man Cave during Eyewitness News after Thursday Night Football, I weighed in at 205.8 pounds. At just shy of 5’11”, that meant my suits were tighter and some pants that once fit were hanging in the closet.

Joe put me on a new food and workout regimen, and after 7 days of sticking to it, I stepped on the scales and logged in at 199.2 pounds, down 6.6 pounds! I felt the difference before the weigh-in, and several people told me I looked thinner, particularly at the debate I moderated Tuesday…

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Ray & Diane Reunited for Malloy Foley Debate Analysis
October 4, 2014


Old friends and former radio co-hosts Ray Dunaway and Diane Smith reunited for a taping of Face the State, set to air this Sunday morning at 11 on WFSB Channel 3. The pair was a mainstay on morning drive on WTIC AM 1080 until just a few years ago, and I invited them on for their rapport, knowledge of the candidates and the Connecticut political world, and quite frankly, they are good people.

Ray and Diane analyzed the race between Governor Dan Malloy and former Ambassador Tom Foley. We talked about Tuesday’s debate at the University of St. Joseph (the Courant Fox debate at UConn was going on as we taped) and both had interesting insight. Ray painted a comparison between the 2014 race here and the 2012 race for president and Diane told us how she made the Governor cry.


See you Sunday morning! We are also talking with…

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