Joel Connable

Joel Connable

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Roslyn, New York, USA
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Roslyn, New York, USA

Joel Connable was an American television host, news anchor, producer, and reporter. Joel Connable is remembered for his work with a Seattle ABC affiliate (KOMO-TV), Travel TV, Miami’s NBC6, and CBS-Los Angeles.

Early Life

Joel Connable was born on February 5, 1973. His zodiac sign was Aquarius. He is from Roslyn, New York, on Long Island. Moreover, he was adopted in 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana, by his parents who lived in New York. Further, he attended the Roslyn Public Schools. His brother’s name is Ben Connable.

This personality was an editor on his high school newspaper, The Hilltop Beacon. In high school, he won second prize in the Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Project Essay Contest at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.

Similarly, he attended the University of Southern California and studied broadcast journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication. Also, he studied at Tulane University in New Orleans and Columbia University in New York.

Joel Connable

Caption: Joel Connable’s picture with his pet. Source: Where


This personality had Type 1 diabetes since he was 13 years old. Therefore, he carried an insulin pump with him 24 hours a day. Further, he was named Volunteer of the Year by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in 2005 for his work to help find a cure to the disease.

Sadly, on November 6, 2012, he died, supposedly due to a seizure brought on by a malfunctioning diabetes pump machine. Therefore, he died at the age of 39.

Joel Connable

Caption: Joel Connable’s picture. Source: Patrick’s Place

Professional Life and Career

Joel Connable worked as a paramedic for the Nassau County Police Department. Similarly, he received his paramedic license from the State of New York and New York City Medical Advisory Council certification in 1992. At St. Vincent’s Hospital Institute of Emergency Care, Joel was trained in Paramedic Class #12.

Likewise, he worked alone on a one-person ambulance where he was assisted by police officers on emergency calls. The Nassau County Police Department operates the only full-time EMS service in Nassau County. Also, he volunteered as a Captain/Paramedic in Nassau County, New York for a local ambulance corps.

His first broadcasting job was as a newscaster with CBS affiliate WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina. This personality handed out one Golden Spatula every week to the one restaurant that received the highest grade. Also, he did a segment called “Big Money Monday. There, he traveled with State Treasurer Grady Patterson to notify people that they were owed money by the State.

After 3 and a half years at News19, he was hired at CBS2/KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, California. This personality spent 3 years there as a reporter and then in the year 2005. Joel moved to WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in Miami as the evening news anchor.

This person also worked as a consumer and investigative reporter, as a fill-in anchor for Early Today on NBC News in New York, and as an anchor for MSNBC. Likewise, he earned several Emmy awards for reporting. Moreover, Joel was honored by the Los Angeles Press Club and the Associated Press for his breaking news and feature reporting.

Joel Connable

Caption: Joel Connable in his broadcasting days. Source: Patrick’s Place

Relationship Status

This personality married his longtime girlfriend paralegal Angela Shlyakhov 2 weeks before his death. There are no other details regarding his personal and dating life.

Joel Connable

Caption: Joel Connable’s picture with his wife. Source: Enewsdaily

Body Measurements

The information about his body stats remains unknown. Therefore, he didn’t publish his body measurements till his death. However, he had blue eyes and dark brown hair color.

Social Media and Net Worth

This personality was probably not active on any social media. Therefore, he had a private lifestyle.

Sadly, the details regarding his salary and net worth. However, being a television host and having a good profession, he surely might have earned a handsome amount of money.