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.
Thousands of Connecticut residents are experiencing long delays in the processing of SNAP/food stamp assistance and applications for the children's HUSKY health plan.
New London police are looking for two men who they say pulled a violent home invasion on Lee Avenue. Two masked men beat a man in front of his little girl and it looks like the whole thing may have been triggered by a picture on Facebook.
Federal labor officials have accused an automotive metal forging company in Plantsville of health and safety violations involving electrical hazards and inadequate training and safe work procedures.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The court arraignment of a Central Connecticut State University student accused of wearing a costume that triggered a massive police response to the campus has been delayed another month.
The University of Connecticut is getting out of the municipal water business.
The University of Connecticut says an employee at the UConn Health Center inappropriately accessed personal information in the medical records of 164 patients.
A Wilton man was arrested for allegedly letting more than a dozen birds starve to death.
Route 2A is closed in Preston because of a tractor trailer accident.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Attorneys for a West Haven man say a jury has awarded him $12.2 million after he was hit by a van driven by a man who had been detained earlier by East Haven police.
The suspect accused of setting off a campus-wide lockdown at Central Connecticut State University is back in court today.