Kerry Connolly co-anchors the WBZ-TV Morning News weekday newscasts at 4:30AM, 5AM, and 6AM with co-anchor David Wade, meteorologist Barry Burbank, and traffic reporter Michelle Roberts.
Following a break from WBZ while on maternity leave, Kerry returned to WBZ in August 2009 as WBZ-TV Morning News traffic reporter. In May 2010, she took over as weekend morning anchor of WBZ-TV Weekend Morning News (Sa, 5-8AM; Su., 5-9AM) with meteorologist Joe Joyce.
Kerry just couldn’t stay away from WBZ! From January 2001 to September 2004, Connolly was co-anchor for WBZ-TV’s morning newscast at 5AM and 6AM as well as the 7AM-8AM newscast on sister station WSBK-TV. In 2004, Connolly was the host of “Totally Patriots,” a popular Patriots program for youngsters, as well as a reporter for “Patriots All Access,” both programs produced by Kraft Sports Production. Connolly also hosted “Golf Destination” on NESN and the “Boston Magazine Show” special on WCVB-TV. Before joining WBZ-TV in 2001, Connolly worked at WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT beginning in 1997. At WFSB-TV Kerry served as a reporter and anchor for the weekend morning news before taking the co-anchor position for the station’s weekday morning news in 1998. In addition to her anchor role, Connolly was the station’s health/medical reporter.
Born in New Canaan, Connecticut, Connolly began her broadcasting career as an associate producer for Millennium Productions in Deerfield, Florida, writing and producing a sports show for SportsChannel. She went on to anchor the weekend evening newscast and worked as a general assignment reporter for the independent station WNPL-TV in Naples. In 1993 Connolly joined Continental Cablevision in Naples as news anchor/reporter and host of the station’s public affairs program. She joined WBBH-TV (NBC) in Ft. Myers in 1995 as a reporter and anchor of the weekend morning news, before returning to New England in 1997. In January 2013, WBZ-TV announced that Connolly would be returning to the weekday morning newscast, taking the place of Paula Ebben who moved to the 5PM newscast.
Connolly received a Bachelor of Science degree in human development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and also studied abroad at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. An avid athlete, Connolly was an All-American field hockey and lacrosse player at Greenwich Academy and has even played center on a women’s ice hockey team.
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