Laura Hutchinson is the co-anchor of Good Morning Connecticut alongside Keith Kountz. Originally from Hamden, CT, Laura joined the News 8 team in November of 2015. When she is not anchoring the news, she is digging around to find the best deals to save Connecticut families’ money! You can catch her “Stretch Your Dollar” segments in the 5:00 p.m. weekday newscasts.
Over her distinguished broadcast career, Jocelyn Maminta, Good Morning Connecticut at Nine Co-Anchor and Emmy Award nominated News 8 Medical reporter, has anchored and reported for televisions stations in North Carolina, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Texas and at News 8 in Connecticut.
A political science graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Jocelyn works tirelessly for many nonprofits across Connecticut. She has been honored countless times for her efforts.
Alyssa Rae Taglia, a Connecticut native can be seen every weekday morning on WTNH News 8’s Good Morning Connecticut as their Traffic Anchor working alongside Keith Kountz, Laura Hutchinson and Chief Meteorologist, Gil Simmons. After reporting the morning traffic, Alyssa transitions to her role as a Multimedia Journalist for News 8, covering a wide variety of stories.
An early graduate from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA and former Miss Connecticut 2016, Taglia represented her home state in the 2017 Miss America Pageant live on ABC. Immediately following her year of service, Alyssa attended the New York Film Academy’s Broadcast Journalism certificate program on a full scholarship.
For twenty years, Sarah has been sharing stories about interesting places and inspiring people throughout Connecticut.
At WTIC-TV in Hartford, she produced and hosted the popular Mommy Minute and DayTrippers segments, in addition to covering breaking news events, such as 9/11 and the Michael Skakel Trial. She also spearheaded an Arts and Entertainment series, enabling her to interview celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Jewel, Jessica Simpson, Julie Andrews and Martin Short.
Meteorologist Ashley Baylor joined Storm Team 8 in January 2019. Ashley is originally from Massachusetts and is no stranger to all of the different types of weather we experience in New England!
Before coming to Connecticut, Ashley working for News 8’s sister stations, WAVY in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and WWLP in Springfield, Massachusetts. Some of her most memorable storms include Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Sandy, and the Halloween Nor’easter in 2011.
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