Emmy award-winning news anchor Denise D’Ascenzo died suddenly Saturday at her Connecticut home, WFSB-TV said.
D’Ascenzo, 61, was a journalist at the station, which she joined in 1986 and “through the years has been a steady and reassuring presence on the anchor desk,” according to the station. The cause of death was not disclosed.
D’Ascenzo had won 11 Emmys throughout her career and most recently anchored the channel’s weekday evening newscasts, the Hartford Courant reported. She was the longest-serving news anchor at a single Connecticut television station.