Teresa Dufour, The Weekday Morning Traffic Reporter on News 8’s Good Morning Connecticut, after Teresa switches roles and hosts her show Connecticut Style.
> What inspired you to work in the news career?
Since I was a child, I always wanted to be a reporter. I wanted to find a story and tell a story. I couldn’t picture myself sitting behind a desk, there’s something challenging and fun about live tv that keeps you on your toes.
> where did you attended college?
University of Connecticut, Storrs.
> Was being a journalist your first choice in your career?
> How was your first experience as a Traffic Anchor?
I had been on TV for four years prior to reporting the traffic. It takes a little getting used to standing in front of the green screen, so, for about a month, people were patient with me, and then it clicked!
> How did you get into being a news junkie?
You have to find a passion and run with it. I like finding the facts and getting them out there.
> Were you nervous on the first day of the job?
Of course! I wasn’t just making a mistake at my job, I was making mistakes for the entire state to see on tv!
> As a morning Traffic anchor, is it difficult to wake up every morning so early?
I wake up at 3 each morning. It’s not fun. I’ve been doing it for 8 years now and you don’t ever really get used to it, but hey, I could be doing worse jobs!
> After college, where did you go from there?
After UCONN I worked behind the scenes at WFSB channel 3 and NBC30. I was a producer and worked at the assignment desk. I then took a job as a radio news anchor in Hartford, but really wanted to be on TV. My first TV job took me to Monroe, Louisiana where I was the anchor/producer for their 5pm and 9pm newscasts. After two years there, I was hired as a general assignment reporter back at WFSB 3. That eventually turned into traffic reporting. Four years ago I left Channel 3 and joined News 8 where I report the traffic on Good Morning CT and Host my show, Connecticut Style.
> Is anyone else in your family in the journalism business?
> Who choses your outfits? Is there a stylist on staff or do you get to pick your own clothes?
I pick and own all my own clothes. I try my best to mix and match and not wear the same thing in a month. I have a pretty big closet!