Abbey Niezgoda is a multimedia journalist with a passion for working both behind and in front of the camera. She is currently a reporter for WVIT-TV NBC Connecticut in West Hartford. Abbey is a two-time Outstanding Video Journalist Emmy® nominee (Boston-New England Chapter: 2012, 2013).
Previously, Abbey was a multimedia journalist for WLNE-TV ABC6 in Providence, RI. She’s covered everything from the Boston Marathon bombings, to the arrest of NFL star Aaron Hernandez to the Blizzard of 2013. When she’s not chasing breaking news, Abbey is always looking for the next untold story. One of her most memorable assignments was spending time with Rhana Fleming, a young gymnast suddenly paralyzed by a mysterious illness.
Abbey was an anchor/reporter for WERS 88.9 FM, providing news updates every half hour during the morning and afternoon commutes. She also produced long form pieces for You Are Here, a weekly public affairs show on WERS.
Abbey has completed internships at WBZ-TV and WHDH-TV in Boston, and was selected as a college fellow at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. She was awarded the President’s Scholarship by the Radio Television Digital News Association, and was the only college journalist invited to attend the NPPA Advanced Storytelling Workshop.
Originally from Houston, Abbey graduated from Emerson College and considers New England home.