CONNECTICUT — Courtney Zieller, a reporter with Connecticut’s WFSB-TV for nine and a half years, left the Hartford-based station earlier this month in search of its “next chapter.”
A graduate of Wethersfield High School and Central Connecticut State University, Zieller has covered everything from features to crime to weather, and she recently took Facebook to say what an explosion it was.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Zieller wrote. “It’s been a crazy ride! The things I’ve seen, the stories I’ve told, the people I’ve helped and met along the way have all been priceless experiences that I hold dear.”
Zieller worked at stations in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota before joining the Channel 3 Eyewitness News team in late 2012. At those other stations, she was a one-man media dynamo, anchoring , producing, reporting and filming his own stories.
“9 and a half years at the WFSB. 18 years in the news business. It happened in a flash,” she wrote. “I started in TV when I was just 23. I packed up, shipped a few necessities, left my home state of Connecticut and moved to the Quad Cities to get started. You wonder maybe where is this “Don’t worry, I had to check too when they asked me to fly in for an interview. For journalists, it was common to leave everything behind.”
On Channel 3, Zieller covered Connecticut’s craft beer industry with the station’s “Something’s Brewing” segments, and on Facebook she gave a special shoutout to those companies.
“And to CT’s amazing craft beer community – I don’t even have enough words to show you my appreciation,” she wrote. “Seriously. Thank you for showing us your passion for this industry, the camaraderie, your hospitality, your generosity and the general reception of our cameras with open arms. It was YOU who made Something’s Brewing the success it is. for more than 5 years.”
Zieller hasn’t revealed what the future holds for him professionally, but one thing is certain, it will happen in the constitutional state.
“It has been such an honor to share stories in my home country all these years,” she wrote. “Connecticut is my home. It’s where I grew up, where my family is, where my husband’s family is, and it’s where we’re going to raise ours.
“I’m excited for the next chapter.”