Sonia Baghdady is an Emmy-award winner who anchored for News 8 at 5pm, 5:30pm. and 11pm until November 2013.
Thank you and farewell Sonia Baghdady! Sonia is leaving News 8 to pursue other interests and passions. While we are sad to see Sonia go, we are happy she’s able to pursue her dreams. Sonia has been a wonderful friend and colleague to us here at WTNH over the years as well as a trusted broadcast professional delivering the news and having your back for more than a decade.
From all of us here, we wish you only the best Sonia, you will always be a part of the News 8 Family!
Sonia joined News 8 in December 2002 from WWLP in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she anchored the weekday 5pm newscast and reported. Before WWLP, she worked in Long Island, NY, where she was a reporter for a News 12 affiliate.
Sonia has earned an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Soft News Series" and an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Service Report."
She was also nominated in 2008 for an Emmy award for "Outstanding Achievement" as an anchor.
Sonia received Associated Press Awards for her coverage of the stabbing death of a Springfield teacher and for hosting a voter forum on the 2000 Presidential Debate, while at WWLP.
The New Haven Business times recently listed Sonia as one of "20 Noteworthy Women" in the community. She was also voted best local TV reporter in the state by the readers of "Connecticut Magazine" and as one of the top local TV personalities by the New Haven Advocate.
Sonia grew up in both New York and California, before moving to Connecticut.
Sonia is a graduate of Fairfield University. She lives on the shoreline with her husband, Frank.
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The state Democratic Party is returning a $10,000 contribution from the chief executive of Comcast-Spectacor and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, saying it has learned he could be a state contractor.
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For residents looking for tips on how to prepare and stay safe during a weather-related emergency, the state has a Guide to Emergency Preparedness.
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