Abbey Niezgoda gets up every morning before the sun comes up to bring you the news on NBC Connecticut Today. She enjoys chasing breaking news and is committed to telling the stories that inspire and educate viewers about their communities and neighbors.
One of the most memorable moments of her career was watching a 12-year-old paralyzed gymnast stand up for the first time after suffering from a mysterious illness. Abbey will also never forget sitting down with Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, a Sandy Hook teacher now on a mission to spread kindness to children across the country.
Before calling Connecticut home, Abbey was reporting just over the border in Providence, Rhode Island. Her first news story was a feature on the penguins at Mystic Aquarium, and since then, she’s covered everything from the Boston Marathon bombings to the Blizzard of 2015. Abbey is no stranger to New England, having attended Emerson College in Boston.