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Updated: August 7, 2020 / 2020 40 Under Forty Honorees

Erin Connolly


Erin Connolly

Age: 37

Company: WFSB — Channel 3 Eyewitness News

Title: Evening News Anchor

No. of years with current company: 6

Town where I live: Rocky Hill

Town where I work: Rocky Hill

College: Tufts University

Highest degree: Bachelor’s degree in political science and mass media and communications studies

Erin Connolly is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has been anchoring and reporting across the country for more than a decade. She is currently an evening anchor for the No. 1 news team in Connecticut. Connolly joined WFSB in 2014 and can be seen weekdays anchoring Eyewitness News at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 11 p.m.

What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

I was able to share the story of a local man in desperate need of a liver. One of our viewers saw the piece on WFSB and ended up donating her organ — ultimately, saving his life. I was able to reunite the pair following surgery.

How are you involved in the community?

I pride myself on being an active volunteer and attending as many charity events as possible. Since starting at WFSB, I have helped raise money for a number of organizations, including the Channel 3 Kids Camp, Hartford HealthCare and Connecticut Children’s.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, including my husband, Billy, and my daughters, Ireland (4) and Connolly (2). I also love traveling, playing sports and cooking

How did dealing with the coronavirus pandemic help you grow as a leader?

I was trusted by the people in our state to give them accurate and timely information about COVID-19. It is a responsibility I did not take lightly. I worked hard to create a balance of professionalism and compassion in my reporting.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

1. Emmy-nominated journalist who has been anchoring and reporting across the country for more than a decade.

2. Serves as the evening news anchor at WFSB — the No. 1 news team in Connecticut

3. Graduated from Tufts University and served as the co-captain of the women’s basketball team.

4. Donated countless hours to various charities by making appearances and speeches to help raise money.

Fun Fact 

I am a former New York state free throw champion.

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