Longtime Connecticut anchor Denise D’Ascenzo dies

Longtime Hartford anchor Denise D’Ascenzo died in her sleep Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

  • D’Ascenzo anchored WFSB’s 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscasts.
  • Her family suspects she suffered a major heart attack.
  • D’Ascenzo held the record for the longest serving anchor at a single station in Connecticut.
  • Longtime co-anchor Dennis House anchored Sunday night and announced the news to viewers on air, holding back tears.