TV journalist Tony Terzi announces his departure from Fox61

Longtime journalist Tony Terzi announced on Twitter Wednesday night that he was giving up his on-air presence on Fox61 for a new job.

Calling it “breaking news”, Terzi wrote that he will work for the city of Meriden as a strategic communications specialist after “a long and rewarding career in television news and radio”. The Meriden native said he will start his job with Silver City on Monday.

Terzi was most recently a generalist reporter and back-up news anchor for Hartford-based Fox61, where he worked from 1993-2005 and then 2013-present. According his biography Fox61his time at Fox61 allowed him to work with his father, veteran news anchor Al Terzi, for the first time in their careers, even making them “the second father-son duo to co-anchor a newscast” when ‘they shared the chores on December 26, 2013. His father retired from Fox61 anchor office in 2014.

Writing about his being away from the airwaves, Terzi noted in a separate tweet that he is “so grateful to have had the opportunity to cover important stories for so many years.” He also shared his favorite broadcast memory, which he said was “easy” to tell apart: “anchoring multiple times with [his] dad in 2013.

Fellow journalists have responded to Terzi to wish him the best in his next venture. John Craven, News12 political reporter wrote that he “would miss seeing [Terzi] in the field”, while Dennis Valera, WFSB reporter wrote that he was “still in shock” at the news.