Alyssa Rae Taglia
ECA Alum & WTNH News 8 Traffic Anchor
Alyssa Rae Taglia, a Connecticut native can be seen every weekday morning on WTNH News 8's Good Morning Connecticut as their Traffic Anchor working alongside Keith Kountz, Laura Hutchinson and Chief Meteorologist, Gil Simmons. After reporting the morning traffic, Alyssa transitions to her role as a Multimedia Journalist for News 8, covering a wide variety of stories.
An early graduate from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA and former Miss Connecticut 2016, Taglia represented her home state in the 2017 Miss America Pageant live on ABC. Immediately following her year of service, Alyssa attended the New York Film Academy's Broadcast Journalism certificate program on a full scholarship.
Always making it her life's top priority to give back and volunteer her time to many charitable organizations, at the young age of 12 years old, Alyssa founded, "Smiles for Seniors", a volunteer driven program created to enrich the lives of our elderly, specifically those in long-term care facilities. Alyssa Rae Taglia serves on the board of Directors for SELF INC., is a member of "MASTA", the Miss America State Titleholders Association and was a goodwill ambassador for Connecticut Children's Medical Center in 2016.
When she is not at work or volunteering, she loves to spend quality time with her family and friends.