Janet Peckinpaugh Biography
Janet Peckinpaugh an American television anchor, reporter, business owner as well as two-time political candidate in Connecticut best known for having two elbows in one arm.
Janet Peckinpaugh Age
Peckinpaugh was born in 1950 in Muncie Indiana U.S.A.
Janet Peckinpaugh Alterzi
Peckinpaugh is a news anchor who works for WTIC-TV. Terzi has worked in Connecticut for all but two years since 1968. He is considered “the Dean of Connecticut news anchors.”
Janet Peckinpaugh News anchor
After college, she briefly worked for National Airlines. She moved to Washington, D.C., and was a staffer for Senator Richard Stone (D) FL before starting her television career. In 1978, she moved to Richmond, VA, and started her career at WWBT-TV as a weather anchor and news reporter.
In 1981, she crossed the street to work at WXEX as a co-anchor. Three months later the other stations in the market also had female co-anchors and all the on-air people had contracts.
Peckinpaugh’s agent Ken Lindner landed a job for her at WTNH in 1984. News of her arrival made it to the front page of The Hartford Courant, and she quickly became a popular figure in Connecticut on television. In 1987, Peckinpaugh moved to Channel 3 WFSB, based in Hartford. She was a successful evening news anchor with a six-figure salary.
Peckinpaugh’s contract was breached when she was taken off the 6 pm news in 1995. She left at the end of her contract and filed a discrimination lawsuit for breach of contract, oral and written, sex discrimination (her news director said two women could not anchor together when he took her off both the noon and 5:30 news with Gayle King in 1995 and replaced her with a much younger man) and age discrimination.
Peckinpaugh won the multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Washington Post Company on all counts except age discrimination. Peckinpaugh worked as an anchor for WVIT from 1995 until her retirement in December 2006.
Peckinpaugh is still regarded as a popular figure and is said to have been one of the most well-known TV anchors in Connecticut, with name recognition somewhere between 80 and 90 percent in Connecticut. During her career, she interviewed four U.S. presidents.
Janet Peckinpaugh Realtor
Peckinpaugh is also a realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Essex and writes a weekly real estate column for the Shoreline Times. Peckinpaugh served as the marketing director for her friend Lisa Wilson-Foley’s LW Holdings.
Janet Peckinpaugh CT
After leaving NBC, Peckinpaugh started a media marketing business in Essex, CT. The business, Peckinpaugh Media Group, was designed to advise, guide, and create media productions, such as commercials, for various businesses.
Janet Peckinpaugh Political Career
In the year 2010, she had an interest in politics when her good friend, Wilson-Foley, decided to run for Lieutenant Governor. Peckinpaugh was the campaign manager through the Republican Convention. She then entered into the political arena as a candidate for Congress from the 2nd district just a few weeks before the Convention but picked up enough votes to wage a primary.
She is a fiscal conservative and social moderate. Until the August primary, she focused on meeting voters, raising money, and visiting all towns in the district. She quickly became a popular Republican candidate. She defeated Daria Novak and Doug Dubitsky to become the Republican nominee on August 10.
Peckinpaugh was the only political candidate in Connecticut to beat the party-endorsed candidate. Following the primary, she went on and challenged the two-term incumbent, Democrat Joe Courtney. She then continued to travel into the district where she met voters and raised a quarter of a million dollars in six months, but it was not enough to wage battle with the incumbent who had $1.4M to spend against her.
The two frequently debated and sparred, for support from different groups. However, she gave the strong Democratic tendencies of the state’s 2nd district, And she picked up with 40% of the vote on November 2.
In January 2011, she declared her candidacy for the Connecticut House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in a February special election. The seat she ran had been vacated by Democrat Jamie Spallone. She then ran for a very strong campaign against Essex four-term, first selectman Phil Miller, and lost by 80 votes.
Janet Peckinpaugh Charitable Work
Peckinpaugh has always been very active in charities in Connecticut. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut Girl Scouts, the CT Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford.
She has been a corporater for Children’s Hospital and was a fellow for Calhoun College at Yale University. Currently, she is the Chair of the Economic Development Commission for Essex and is on the Board of Governors at the Essex Yacht Club.
Janet Peckinpaugh Salary
Peckinpaugh earns an estimated salary of between $30,000- $80,000 yaerly.
Janet Peckinpaugh Net Worth
Peckinpaugh has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Janet Peckinpaugh Height and Weight
Peckinpaugh stands tall at an average height. She also has an average body weight.
Janet Peckinpaugh Education
Peckinpaugh was married during college that ended in divorce. After college Peckinpaugh worked briefly for National Airlines.
Janet Peckinpaugh Family
Peckinpaugh was born to her father well-known small business owner. Information of her parents is not known, and it is not known whether she has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Janet Peckinpaugh Husband
Janet is married to Elliot Gerson, the duo got married in 1987, and they have a son Alex, born in 1988. She had a brief marriage during college that ended in divorce.