Ann Nyberg has spent nearly 40 years in broadcast television news. She is the longest-serving, full-time 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 of 2015, Ann was inducted into the prestigious Silver Circle. It is an honor given to television professionals who have made significant contributions to their community and to the vitality of the television industry. It is a special recognition given to television pioneers 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, in 2016 was voted best TV Anchor in New Haven Living Magazine. Ann hosts her own show which she developed to get people’s stories out to the masses in long format, it’s on air and online and it’s called “NYBERG.” Excerpts from the show can be seen twice a week in the at 10 p.m. and noon newscasts. You can see the show here. Nyberg, has been nominated for multiple Emmys. She has interviewed the most famous and everyday folks, all have a story to tell. Other highlights include assignments to the communist country of Cuba and to the Vatican to cover Pope John Paul II.
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 of 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 and two dogs, Henry Watson, a rescued Coon Hound and Mr Trip Meeshu, a Gold Retriever.
Nyberg feels strongly about philanthropy. In 1993, she founded the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Thousands of toys and other items are 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, Connecticut, the only theater in the world named after the iconic four-time Academy Award winning Connecticut actress.
In 2018, Ann was awarded the third “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 Ms. Hepburn are legendary talk show host, Dick Cavett and Academy Award nominated actress, Glenn Close.
Nyberg is the only honorary female member of the Walter Camp Football Foundation which raises thousands of dollars for charity every year.
Nyberg’s website Network Connecticut spotlights people and places, small businesses and innovators and entrepreneurs all over the state.
Nyberg also owns a boutique in Madison, Connecticut called Annie Mame, where she carries a lot of Connecticut-made goodies to help small businesses push ahead. The name of her shop is in tribute to her favorite movie, “Auntie Mame” which came out in 1958 and starred Waterbury native, Rosiland Russell.
Nyberg believes in connecting to her community in all ways including social media. You can find her at Ann Nyberg on Facebook and @AnnNyberg on Twitter and on Instagram. Ann is quite the social media “Queen” if you reach out to her, you will get a reply immediately.