GET TO KNOW TERESA
Connecticut Publicity guru (and Teresa's best friend) Skye DeMicco from SkyeLine Studios sat down with Teresa to get a little more information for the fans. Here are the results:
Q: You’re a traffic reporter, but do you actually like to drive?
A: My friends will tell you that I love to drive, and I love fast cars! I drove a Lotus during a shoot for the Skip Barber Racing School. That was awesome. I even flew two planes on air – a prop plane called a Cessna, and a B52 Bomber!
Q: What was your first car?
A: Portofino Blue 1997 Ford Probe
Q: What’s your dream car?
A: Porsche Carrera 910 Yellow Convertible
Q: What do you drive now?
A: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S - Diesel
Q: Have you ever run out of gas?
A: Yes. 3 times!
Q: Is it hard being in the spotlight?
A: Sometimes it’s strange being out with my friends and I realize that my picture is being taken. But I love my fans and am always grateful for their support. I’m a chatty person so I enjoy meeting viewers! A cool, but unusual thing that I experienced was when I took my new job at WTNH. My move from WFSB to WTNH was the most talked about news story of 2010 in Connecticut. Everyone was asking me why I left, if I was upset or happy, etc. It was weird to realize that so many people cared. The reality is that I got a wonderful job offer and I took the opportunity. No crazy story or anything, so the news frenzy died down after awhile.
Q: I heard that you received a unique recognition…
A: My mother thinks I’m unique and great, but that’s her job. Ha. I’m not sure… a “unique recognition?”
Q: It has to do with an award for being good looking…
A: Ohhh - I received the Top 10 Hottest TV Traffic Reporters in the country from Jalopnik in 2011. Ha. It’s so embarrassing but really pretty flattering! Another funny award is that the station I worked for in Louisiana was voted “Worst New Set in America.”
Q: Who’s your favorite designer?
A: I do a lot of mixing and matching when it comes to clothes, but I do love a pair of Christian Louboutins on my feet.
Q: Favorite beverage?
A: Red wine.
Q: ALL red wine? Or any certain varietal?
A: CT Wine Trail red! That was definitely one of my favorite stories! Yum.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: The Amalfi Coast
Q: It’s hard to tell from TV, how tall are you?
A: I’m not quite 5’1”… YET
Q: Do you think that you’re still growing?
A: You never know! Heels help.
Q: What’s your favorite color?
Q: How about music, who’s your favorite singer?
A: Do I have to pick just one?
A: It’s a tie between Gaga and Britney. I danced on stage with Britney once!
Q: What’s your favorite song?
A: Beautiful Day, by U2
Q: Speaking of beauty, what’s your best trick?
A: Hair extensions!
Q: Do you have any secrets for speaking on air and preventing jitters?
A: Ever since Louisiana, I would pretend that I’m talking to my Mom. It really works to help me feel more warm and comfy.
Q: What’s your most embarrassing TV moment?
A: I said sh*t on air! I didn’t realize it, I was off camera and didn’t realize my mic was still on. The FCC wasn’t very happy with me.
Q: What’s your weirdest TV moment?
A: Having a goat as a guest on set was a little weird, ha. I also interviewed some wild buffalo.
Q: What’s the biggest perk of working in television?
A: I have the privilege of meeting so many interesting people every day. But I also get some pretty cool swag sometimes! An artist created an Andy Warhol’esque portrait of me once! Did I mention the CT Wine Trail? Yum. Oh – and then there was the time that I got an apartment make-over with all new furnishings and décor. It was very bright and daring with tons of reds and greens.
Q: What’s the most fun you ever had at work?
A: Well, I’ve done some pretty adventurous stunts for the sake of television! I flew like Peter Pan at Newington High School once to try out some new equipment, that was pretty fun! I also geared up with the Connecticut Rollergirls and practiced with the state’s only all-girl football team, Connecticut Crush! But the real answer – is the day that I met my husband, Brandon Dufour, on CT Style. It changed my life.