A sweet, inspiring, and captivating look at a woman who was an inspiration for many and whose legacy and stories should be shared with a new generation of fans. Journalist and news anchor, Ann Nyberg, delves into the long, extraordinary life of Katharine Hepburn through the personal stories of those whose lives she influenced in even the tiniest way. From tales from her beloved Fenwick in Connecticut to stories about her days in Hollywood to adventures with “Aunt Kat,” Nyberg interviews the people who knew Kate and cared for her––her friends, her fans, her family, and her neighbors––as they recount endearing tales of about her life.
Alongside these stories and iconic photographs are inspiring quotes from Katharine herself, and the famous characters she played, that highlight her individuality, confidence, determination, and zest for life! She was bold, brash, and beautiful––a woman way ahead of her time with a unique spunk admired by many.
Ann Nyberg is a founding Board of Trustees member of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (it’s nicknamed “The Kate,” which I coined) in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She is the longest-serving Anchor/Reporter in station history at WTNH-TV (ABC) in New Haven, Connecticut and hosts her own online show called NYBERG where interviews movie and shakers and innovators and entrepreneurs and every day folks who have a story. Ann has been a storyteller her entire life, it started with a diary her mother gave her for Christmas when she was 8 years old. She has been nominated for multiple Emmys, has interviewed the famous and everyday folks—all with equally important stories to tell. She began her broadcast journalism career right after graduation from Purdue University with a degree in journalism. Highlights of her career include assignments to Cuba and to the Vatican. Her popular website, “Network Connecticut” spotlights people, places and small businesses all over the state. Ann also has a boutique in Madison, Connecticut where she sells vintage items and things made in Connecticut. She is also the author of Slices of Life, A Storyteller’s Diary (Homebound Publications).