Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough marveling over their Hartford Whalers hats
We are joined this week on Face the State by Channel 3 alumna Mika Brzezinski and her co-host on “Morning Joe,” former Congressman Joe Scarborough. The MSNBC duo stopped by our studios on their way to a fundraiser with Governor Malloy at the Hartford Public Library. We talked politics, vodka, (yes, you read that correctly,) family, Mika’s WFSB career and her new book.
Mika and Joe had to stop on their way to WFSB to run a quick errand: get Joe a driver’s license at the Department of Motor Vehicles because he is now one of us, a Connecticut resident! When they arrived Mika was by greeted by plenty of old friends including Kara Sundlun, Denise D’Ascenzo, and Al Terzi. Our webmaster, Steve Yablonski was also thrilled to see the pair, because he got his start in TV news as a Morning Joe intern. The ageless Mika looked fantastic. It was the first time I’d met Joe, and I’ll tell you…what an awesome guy, very down to earth.
Tune in this Sunday at 11AM for a great chat with Mika and Joe, and best of all we have some vintage video and images of Mika during her Channel 3 years, including a clip that the National Enquirer may want to buy for their beach bodies edition. More to come later on Sunday’s show, and on this blog.
Mika and Joe preparing for their Face the State taping with WFSB engineer Dave Chmielewski
wfsb.com webmaster and former Morning Joe intern Steve Yablonski
Joe Scarborough meeting the dean of Connecticut television news, Al Terzi