Connie's journalism career began as a freelancer for Atlanta publications. A year later, she was hired as a general assignment reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Gwinnett Extra. She was accepted to graduate school and while attending Georgia State University, she went to work at the AJC's business department as an assistant to the paper's business columnist, Maria Saporta. She then was assigned to work as a general assignment reporter for the business department during the 1996 Olympics. During that summer Connie reported business news highlights live to WSB Radio during the evening drive. After a season as a GPTV "Lawmaker," Connie spent a year at Prestige Vision, a Forsyth County cable system as its news director, anchor and main reporter. From there she went to work as the main anchor for the Chattanooga FOX affiliate, WDSI. She was a managing editor, anchor and reporter there for nearly three years. She spent two years in Los Angeles finishing her Master's thesis. It is there where she was put on rotation to correspond for CNN. In the summer of 2001, she came back to Atlanta, where she anchored for CNN's Headline News. Connie was on the air anchoring the "Road Warrior" segment when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. She then covered transportation and aviation during the subsequent groundstop. Connie is full-time instructor at Georgia Perimeter College where she teaches communication and journalism courses. Currently she is writing a book about customer service and its importance in corporate America called, "No Problem" and a biography about the late actor, Heath Ledger.
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