Ann Nyberg has spent more than 40 years in television news. She’s the longest-serving female news anchor/reporter in Connecticut television history. She is WTNH-TV’s longest-serving anchor/reporter in station history. She anchors the 5, 6, 10 and 11 o’clock nightly newscasts and produces and hosts her own show called “NYBERG.”
In November 2015, Ann was inducted into the prestigious Silver Circle. It’s an honor given to television professionals who have made significant contributions to their community and to the vitality of the television industry. It celebrates television pioneers and is given out by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter. Ann has set the bar high and has made significant contributions to her southern New England community.
Ann has been voted “Best News Anchor” for a decade in “Connecticut Magazine’s reader’s poll. Her show “NYBERG” is on air and online. It was developed to get the stories of innovators, entrepreneurs, small businesses and those in the arts out to the masses.
Ann has been nominated for multiple Emmys. Highlights of her storytelling include assignments to the communist country of Cuba, the Vatican to cover Pope John Paul II and a trip to Cher’s house for an interview.
In 2017, Ann was recognized, during the year of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine’s 150th anniversary, as a woman of success who pays it forward.
Ann has been a storyteller her entire life. It all started with a diary her mother gave her for Christmas when she was just 8 years old, and the rest is history. Ann‘s first book, “Slices of Life, A Storyteller’s Diary” debuted in October 2015, it’s based on her diary. Her second book, October 2016, is on the legendary Connecticut film actress, Katharine Hepburn. It is called “Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom About America’s Leading Lady.”
She began her journey in broadcast journalism immediately following graduation from Purdue University, where she earned a degree in journalism. Nyberg was a television journalist in Indiana and Oklahoma before making Connecticut her home. She and her husband have three daughters, three grandchildren and two Golden Retrievers, Trip and Sherman.
Nyberg feels strongly about philanthropy. In 1993, she founded the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Hundreds of thousands of toys have been given to children of all ages to help ease their trauma.
A lover of the arts, Nyberg is a founding board of trustees member of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. It is the only theater in the world named after the iconic four-time Academy Award winning Connecticut actress.
In 2018, Ann was awarded the “Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award.” It is given annually by the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center to an individual who embodies the spirit, independence and character of the legendary four-time Academy Award winning Connecticut actress. Others who have been awarded the bronze statue of Hepburn are: legendary talk show host, Dick Cavett, Academy Award nominated actress, Glenn Close, actress, Christine Baranski, Cher, and actor, Sam Waterston.
Nyberg also owns a boutique in Madison, Connecticut called Annie Mame, another great place to collect stories. It’s named in tribute to one of her favorite movies, “Auntie Mame” which came out in 1958 and stars Waterbury native, Rosiland Russell.
You can find her on social media at Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.