Maggie Slysz Biography, Age, Education, Award, Career, Engagement

Maggie Slysz was Born and raised in Connecticut. She has spent the last two years working on special projects for the station including hosting Northeast Living- an entertainment and lifestyle program, and the annual Holiday Wishes special. Prior to officially joining the morning news, she was a fill-in traffic reporter. Currently, Maggie is a news anchor and a social media reporter. You can catch her anchoring the morning news every weekday morning at 4 am and 8 am, with reports on the top stories of the day in between.

Maggie Slysz Biography

Maggie Slysz was Born and raised in Connecticut. She has spent the last two years working on special projects for the station including hosting Northeast Living- an entertainment and lifestyle program, and the annual Holiday Wishes special. Prior to officially joining the morning news, she was a fill-in traffic reporter. Currently, Maggie is a news anchor and a social media reporter. You can catch her anchoring the morning news every weekday morning at 4 am and 8 am, with reports on the top stories of the day in between.

Maggie Slysz Age

Slysz is 34 years old.

Maggie Slysz Education

Maggie is a Central Connecticut State University graduate. While at CCSU, she tapped into her roots and studied abroad in Europe. Travel has always been a big part of Maggie’s life and it is her favorite pastime.

Maggie Slysz Award

Slysz is proud of her Polish heritage and in 2015 she was awarded the title of Little Poland Ambassador by the Polonia Business Association for her efforts and contributions to the Polish-American community in Connecticut.

She was named ‘Best Local Newscaster’ in the New Britain Herald’s ‘Best of 2015’ awards, as voted by readers.

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Maggie Slysz Career

Before coming to FOXCT, Maggie worked as a newspaper reporter for The New Britain Herald and The Bristol Press. Her Polish background came into play during the launch of the publication’s Polish language section, where she served as it’s a sole reporter when the initiative began.

Maggie covered hyper-local community stories entirely in the Polish language. Her role eventually transitioned into a multi-media based one with the start of the newspaper’s digital news. Maggie anchored daily headline news videos for the paper’s online content.

Maggie Slysz Announces Her Engagement

Cullen Guilmartin proposed to Maggie on a beach in Lagos, Portugal at sunset on Sunday. The happy event took place on Praia do Camilo.

She was taken completely by surprise.

“I think I said, ‘What are you doing?'” said Slysz. She said Cullen had been carrying around the ring in a backpack all day.

The couple, who have dated two and a half years, bonded over their shared love of travel. The couple hasn’t set a date yet.

Both Connecticut natives, Cullen grew up in Middletown, and Maggie grew up in the New Britain area.

Maggie Slysz Avon

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The buzz in Avon is about Beanz and Co. where the coffee and food are great, but the impact is far greater.

“The numbers are astronomical for unemployment with adults with disabilities. It’s upwards near 80 percent whether they’re under-employed or unemployed,” says Kim Morrison, co-owner of Beanz & Co.

This growing problem drove Morrison and her business partner, Noelle Alix, both mothers of children with special needs, to open Beanz & Co.– an inclusive cafe that employs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with support staff to assist.

“My middle daughter has down syndrome, Kate, she’s 21 now. When she was 18 she really wanted to get a job. We went to a ton of places in Simsbury and only one place even gave her an interview” recalls Alix.

“We felt that if we could show the community what’s possible, that yes, we have this untapped resource of employees and they’re extraordinary,” she says.

Morrison and Alix had the support of the Be Thoughtful Movement behind them– a non-profit started by Susan Johnson and her husband Steve Tarca when their son Harold was transitioning from school services to adulthood. The Be Thoughtful Movement raises funds and allocates resources to get businesses like Beanz & Co. up and running.

Maggie Slysz Taking The Dive

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Word’s out: I can’t swim. That’s how I ended up at Indian Valley Family YMCA, one of the Greater Hartford YMCA branches, ready to learn this life-saving skill.

Kim Gamboa, Director of Aquatics at Indian Valley stresses that everyone, regardless of age, should learn how to swim.

“Our world is filled with water. Every day there are drownings and we can prevent it” says Gamboa.

The latest information from the Department of Public Health shows that drowning is the sixth leading cause of unintentional death in Connecticut.

Stephanie Horton, one of the swim instructors at Indian Valley, eased me into the pool. Her tip for beginners: “Make sure you trust your instructor!”

The YMCA’s swim program runs for seven weeks, but that can be customized to individual needs and goals.

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