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Tony Terzi Biography
Tony Terzi is an American journalist who during his first stint with the station, from 1993-2005, Tony was an award-winning sports anchor and reporter. Tony’s return to FOX61 afforded him the opportunity to work with his father, Al Terzi, a FOX61 Anchor, for the first time in their extensive careers.
Tony Terzi Age
Terzi was born on May 20, 1965. He is 53 years old as of 2019.
Tony Terzi Racing Against Cancer
The Race in the Park, which benefits the fight against breast cancer, will be particularly meaningful to radio personality Tony Terzi and his family this Mother’s Day weekend.
Terzi is a co-host of the morning show on WEZN-FM, which calls itself Star 99.9 FM. He and his sons plan to participate in the race on May 13 at Walnut Hill Park, to honor two family members who have recently become breast cancer survivors.
“It’s a great opportunity to be a part of a beautiful thing in a beautiful park, for less fortunate people,” Terzi said.
Terzi’s mother-in-law, Jan Alderman, was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, and almost exactly one year later Terzi’s mother, Carolyn, was also diagnosed with the disease.Tony Terzi photo
Alderman recently received a clean bill of health, and Terzi hopes that his mother is only a year behind her with a similar outcome.
“When you see the pink hats and pink shirts and the faces of kids whose parents didn’t make it, it drives home the point of how lucky my sons and wife and I are,” Terzi said.
Terzi’s sons, William, 6, and Weston, 5, were named honorary co-chairs for the Kids’ Race in the Park, which features supporters under the age of 12.
Al Terzi, Tony’s father and anchorman for Channel 3’s Eyewitness News, will also show his support on the day of the race. Terzi’s mother, who gets involved with the race every year since being diagnosed with breast cancer, will also attend.
“I’m a survivor, and I’m one of the lucky ones,” Carolyn Terzi said.
According to the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative Inc., Connecticut is ranked 11th in the nation for breast cancer mortality rates.
To register for CT Race in Park or for more information go to www.ctrace.org or call 860-827-7103.
Tony Terzi UConn Coach
On Nov. 13, Tony Terzi got a call from Mother Shaun Vergauwen, the longtime mother general at the Franciscan Life Center in Meriden. The day before had been one of the worst of Terzi’s life.
At 6:20 a.m., he had received a call from his parents, Al and Carolyn, telling him his brother, Michael, had suffered a heart attack while getting ready to head out to his job as a controller at Record Products in Hamden. Tony rushed to his brother’s Wallingford home, but by the time he got there, the ambulances had already left for the hospital. There, doctors spent hours trying to revive Michael.
Shortly after 7 p.m., they stopped their efforts. Michael Terzi, just 40 years old and the father of three boys, was dead.
“It was a complete shock,” said Tony. “He was constantly on the go with his boys. He did everything with his boys, for his boys. They were total sports nuts, my brother and all three boys.”
Tony’s mind was still racing when he got the call from Mother Shaun the next day.
“By the way,” she said, “Jim wants to make sure he’s at the wake.”
“Jim,” of course, was Calhoun. The UConn coach has known Tony Terzi, the former sports anchor at Fox 61, and his father, Al Terzi, the longtime Channel 3 news anchor, for some 20 years. The Terzis has long been co-emcees of the Franciscan Life Center’s annual sports banquet, and Calhoun, who made a connection with the center shortly after arriving at Storrs in 1986, has been a frequent speaker. But he had never met Michael Terzi or his wife of 17 years, Jennifer.
That Calhoun would want to attend Michael’s wake wasn’t a total surprise. But this would go beyond just standing in the 2 1/2-hour lines to pay his respects at the Wallingford Funeral Home.
Calhoun was just 15 when his own father died of a heart attack. He has talked candidly about how difficult it was for him to go through that period of his life, how he had to be supportive of his mother and five siblings and become the man of the house at such an early age.
Tony Terzi New Milford
State and local agencies have been searching a portion of Candlewood Lake since late Monday afternoon for a missing 17-year-old New Milford boy, who is presumed to have drowned while swimming with friends.
A woman, who jumped off of her boat in an attempt to bring the boy back to the surface, did a phone interview with FOX61 Tuesday to recount her nightmarish experience.
Debra Polito said she and her family were on the lake near where the incident happened, exactly when it played out.
She said she recalls seeing four swimmers in the water, swimming their way toward what’s known as Rock Island. But, panic set in when she looked back at the swimmers again.
“I started hitting my girlfriend on the arm saying ‘there are only three people. There are only three people,” Polito told FOX61.
So, she, her husband and friends raced on their pontoon boat to where the three people were screaming.