Emmy-winning journalist Rosemary Connors joined NBC10 in June 2009. She can currently be seen anchoring NBC10’s weekend morning newscasts and reporting for NBC10 News during the week.
During the 2012 Presidential Election, Connors served as the station’s political reporter covering the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the debates, and the inauguration. She was one of the lead reporters during the sex abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky, and was part of the team that won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for their continuing coverage. She also won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for her role in the team coverage of a deadly gas explosion in Northeast Philadelphia. In 2012, Connors was named “News MVP” by the Delaware County Daily Times.
Before joining NBC10, Connors worked as a reporter and anchor in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida and Grand Junction, Colorado. In Florida, she was honored for her work by the Associated Press, the Suncoast Emmy Awards, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Connors grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and interned with the NBC10 Investigators while she was a student at the University of Pennsylvania. After her internship, she made it her mission to return as a reporter. As a Penn undergrad, she also interned at NBC’s Today Show in New York. While in college, Connors was a member of Penn’s Division I field hockey team that competed in the Ivy League.
Connors is the third generation of women in her family to report the news in Philadelphia. Both her mother and grandmother worked as journalists for the city’s newspapers. Sunday night dinners with her family inspired her to become a reporter, as Philadelphia news and sports dominated the conversation.
Connors graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a concentration in law and society. She is currently a part-time student at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and is on track to graduate in May 2014.
Connors resides in the Old City section of Philadelphia near her parents and three siblings, including a twin brother. She is an active member of the Kyle Ambrogi Foundation, which promotes education and awareness of depression in teens and young adults.