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November 18, 2020

Former news anchor Dennis House takes new job at Univ. of St. Joseph

Photo | J. Fiereck Photography Former news anchor Dennis House has taken a new position at the University of St. Joseph.

Longtime Eyewitness News anchor and “Face the State” moderator Dennis House accepted a position at West Hartford's University of St. Joseph teaching digital media.

House, who announced his exit from his anchor job at WFSB-TV in September, will start his new position as a visiting fellow in digital media and communication in January, according to USJ. In his new job, House will co-teach digital media and communications courses with USJ faculty.

“I've been affiliated with USJ for years, having moderated debates here and covered news events so the campus feels like home,” House said. “I'm excited to teach students about digital media, which is becoming more and more a part of everyday life and business."

House, a native of Norwood, Mass., first joined the Rocky Hill-based CBS-affiliated television station in 1992 and was a mainstay in Connecticut's media landscape as a co-anchor of the station's flagship Eyewitness News program at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

House is also known for interviewing political and municipal leaders, among other area officials, on WFSB's Sunday morning political show, “Face the State.”

According to WFSB's website, his professional broadcasting career started at WPRI-TV in Providence, R.I., before he moved on to other news jobs at WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., and WREX-TV in Rockford, Ill. House also served as an anchor and reporter at WWMT-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich.

USJ President Rhona Free said House will be a good fit for his new job at the university, as he and the institution have common ideals.

“He shares the values of the university with a commitment to preparing students to meet the needs of the community that he has served with such integrity and honesty as a reporter and news anchor," Free said.

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