WFSB Cleans House – But At What Cost?

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On Tuesday, Dennis House celebrated his 28th anniversary at WFSB. On Wednesday, WFSB let Dennis go. Sadly and historically, that’s what happens too often when you reach a certain age and are well-paid.

Here’s the joint statement from House and WFSB.

Dennis is the main anchor at the station. He’s good at what he does. As everyone in Connecticut knows, his co-anchor and friend Denise D’Ascenzo died suddenly less than a year ago. He’s also the moderator of the long-running Sunday interview program “Face the State.” He always put a great deal of effort into hosting and booking that show.

Right now we’re hearing gasps from all the non-profits that Dennis and his wife, anchor and “Better CT” co-host Kara Sundlun, raised money for in their spare time.

This isn’t the first time that a TV station has parted ways with a well-liked anchor. But at a time when TV viewers — yes, there are still a lot of them out there –are looking for normalcy amidst a pandemic, and are still grieving the beloved D’Ascenzo, it’s hard to see how the savings outweigh the costs.