Ann Nyberg to receive Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award
Ann Nyberg, Connecticut’s longest-serving, full-time female news anchor/reporter, will receive the 3rd annual Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award. The award is given by the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (the Kate) to an individual who embodies the spirit, independence, and character of the legendary actress and will be presented to Nyuberg on Aug. 25 at the Kate’s annual Summer Gala in Old Saybrook.
A resident of Madison, Ann of WTNH-TV has been nominated for multiple Emmys. In addition to anchoring several evening newscasts, she also produces and hosts the show "Nyberg," an on-air and online show she developed to share people’s stories with the masses.
She is a trustee of the Kate.
Her first book, "Slices of Life, A Storyteller's Diary," debuted in October 2015. Her second book, released October 2016, is about Katharine Hepburn. It is called "Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom About America's Leading Lady."
Her philanthropy work includes founding the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. Thousands of toys and other items are given to children of all ages to help ease their trauma.
The Kate’s gala takes place on the Old Saybrook Town Green at 6 p.m. and includes a cocktail hour with silent auction and dinner by Max Catering. There will also be live music and dancing. The award is a statuette in the likeness of Hepburn by Kimberly Monson, an artist and faculty member of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.
For additional information, visit www.thekate.org or call (860) 510-0453.
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