John Pierson, Sports Anchor

John Pierson - WTNH News 8 / Sports Connecticut

John Pierson became the Sports Team 8 Weekend Anchor in the fall of 2001.

Pierson, a Connecticut native, first came to News 8 in 1995 asSports Producer and has worked on numerous Connecticut sporting events including Pilot Pen Tennis, The Buick, nowTravelers Championship, UConn Football and the UCONN men’s and women’s NCAA championships.

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Pierson has earned several New England Emmy Nominations for his work. He won a2002 New England Emmy Award for a report on the troubled youth of former UConn basketball player Caron Butler.

Prior to his start at News Channel 8 in 1995, Pierson worked in production at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut.

John Pierson is the father of four children.