Longtime TV news reporter Tony Terzi announces departure from Fox61

Fox CT reporter Tony Terzi films a live segment in front of the Torrington Police Department.

Fox CT reporter Tony Terzi films a live segment in front of the Torrington Police Department.

Tom Caprood - The Register Citizen

Longtime TV news reporter Tony Terzi announced on Twitter Wednesday night that he's giving up his on-air presence on Fox61 for a new job.

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

Terzi was most recently serving as a general assignment reporter and fill-in news anchor for Hartford-based Fox61, where he worked from 1993 to 2005, and again from 2013 to the present. According to his Fox61 biography, his 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 duties on Dec. 26, 2013. His father retired from the Fox61 anchor desk in 2014.

Writing about his step away from the airwaves, Terzi noted in a separate tweet that he is "so grateful for the opportunities to cover important stories for many years." He also shared his favorite broadcasting memory, which he said was "easy" to single out: "anchoring multiple times with [his] dad in 2013. 

Fellow journalists replied to Terzi to wish him the best in his next endeavor. News12 political reporter John Craven wrote that he'll "miss seeing [Terzi] in the field," while WFSB reporter Dennis Valera wrote that he was "still in shock" over the news.