Emmy-winning journalist Rosemary Connors joined NBC10 in 2009. She can currently be seen anchoring NBC10's weekend morning newscasts and reporting for NBC10's newscasts during the week.
Connors is a three-time Mid Atlantic Emmy Award winner, most recently for her ongoing coverage of school closures in the Philadelphia School District. She was one of the lead reporters during the sex abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky and received a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for continuing coverage, along with her colleagues. She also received an Emmy for her role in the team coverage of the 2011 gas explosion in Northeast Philadelphia. In 2012 Connors was named “News MVP” by the Delaware County Daily Times. During the 2012 Presidential Election, she served as the station's political reporter covering the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the debates, and the inauguration.
Before joining NBC10, Connors worked as a reporter and anchor in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida, and Grand Junction, Colorado. During her time in Florida she received honors from the Associated Press, the Suncoast Emmy Awards, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
A native of Wynnewood in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Connors interned with the NBC10 Investigators while studying at the University of Pennsylvania. After her internship, she made it her mission to return as a reporter. She also interned at NBC’s Today Show in New York and 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 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. She majored in Sociology with a concentration in Law and Society. In 2014 she graduated from Temple University's Beasley School of Law. She studied part-time at Temple Law while working full-time at NBC10.
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, a non-profit that promotes education and awareness of depression in teens and young adults. She is also a Board Member of MANNA, a non-profit that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically-appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to neighbors throughout the Philadelphia region battling life-threatening illnesses.
Published at 6:09 PM EDT on Sep 19, 2011