Connecticut’s Tulin Karasay is the winner of the MyTV9 Star competition.
As the MyTV9 Star, Karasay will serve as the spokesperson for MyTV9 on air, online and at events throughout the state for the next year.
“Growing up, I would always pretend to be on television, and I realized that this career path was always the one I’d dreamed of taking,” Karasay said in a statement. “I’m so glad my hard work and dedication have paid off.”
Karasay was one of nine finalists who took part in the competition, which included series of challenges: “Meet the Final 9” at Buffalo Wild Wings in North Haven; interviews on News 8’s “Connecticut Style”; a social media challenge; a makeover event at Brio Academy in East Hartford; and a video challenge at Barberino Nissan in Wallingford (highlights from the challenges can be found online).
A Westbrook native, Karasay graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in communications and a minor in business administration. During her time at ECSU, Karasay worked at CTV14.