As the terrible news of the sudden passing of Connecticut broadcast legend, WFSB’s Denise D’Ascenzo, continues to sink in, tributes have begun to pour in. This morning, WFSB alumna and current co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski, paid tribute to her former colleague. CBS This Morning host Gayle King, another former WFSB colleague of Denise’s, also remembered her friend at the start of today’s This Morning show. The Hartford Courant’s online edition has a compilation of tributes to Denise, from friends, public officials, colleagues and WFSB viewers.
It’s heartbreakingly clear that Denise D’Ascenzo was a true Connecticut treasure, who touched the lives of countless people. Whether you were fortunate enough to count her as a friend or colleague or you knew her only as the kind, competent, steady news anchor on your living room TV, her loss has been and will be deeply felt for some time to come.