Longtime Connecticut AP broadcast editor dies at 72

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Steve Feica, a news director at AM radio stations in Connecticut in the 1970s who went on to a nearly 30-year career as a broadcast editor with The Associated Press, has died. He was 72.

Danielle Santos Da Silva said Monday that her father died from a suspected heart attack Friday at his home in Fairfield.

The Bridgeport native joined the AP in 1979 and worked at bureaus in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C., before returning to Connecticut in 1985. His broadcast stories were read on radio and television stations across Connecticut. He retired in 2009.

He was known as Steve Thomas when he worked at AM radio stations including WWCO in Waterbury and WNVR in Naugatuck.

A memorial is being planned for the summer.

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