‘Dang, Dana’: Connecticut News Director Lauded for Longevity

By Mark Joyella 

Hartford-New Haven CBS affiliate WFSB served up some newsroom cake this week to honor news director Dana Neves on a decade running the market’s top-rated newsroom.

As The Laurel reports (in a story headlined “Dang, Dana That’s a Heckuva Run”), Neves has achieved “an almost unheard of tenure for a TV news director.” Even more remarkable, The Laurel notes, is Neves’ in-house climb: she arrived at the station as an intern in 1995.

dana-luby-nevesIn a photo, Neves appears with long-tenured colleagues Klarn DePalma (arrived at WFSB in 1992, now the station’s general manager), and anchors Dennis House (arrived 1992) and Denise D’Ascenzo (1986). It seems the anniversary cake was so short-lived it didn’t even survive intact for the photo, appearing with several significant chunks missing.