Gray Television’s CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford, Conn., today named long-time meteorologist Mark Dixon its chief meteorologist. This summer Dixon starts his 20th year at WFSB. Dixon is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. From growing up and working in Oklahoma and then working in Arkansas, his experience in Tornado Alley has provided him with […]
WSFB in Hartford-New Haven, Conn., is a legacy station with a history of ratings dominance in the market over many decades. How does a TV station get there? And once there, what’s the secret to remaining on top?
WCCT, WTIC, WFSB and WTNH are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.
Eyewitness News at 4:30 PM launches Sept. 9 and will feature anchors Erin Connolly and Mark Zinni plus meteorologist Mark Dixon.
Longtime WTNH Hartford, Conn., news director Keith Connorsis is heading up Route 91 to the Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WFSB where he will be the new executive news director. Connors fills the opening left behind when the station promoted Dana Neves to VP-GM of the station in March 2018.
She joined Meredith’s Connecticut CBS affiliate as an intern in 1995 and rose to become news director in 2006. She succeeds Klarn DePalma.
A Connecticut state lawmaker has stepped in to try to end a two-month retrans battle that has kept Meredith’s CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford, Conn., off of Altice USA’s Optimum cable system. Sen. Gayle Slossberg is spearheading a petition to have the FCC intervene in the impasse.
Meredith Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30) is adding Susan Raff to its Sunday Face the State. Raff will join Dennis House as co-anchor of the Sunday morning political show on Sept. 4. Raff joined WFSB’s Eyewitness News team in 1995. She has covered Connecticut politics for more than 20 years and spends […]
It’s a tight social media race in Hartford-New Haven, Conn., where Meredith-owned WFSB has climbed slightly ahead of Comcast-owned WVIT in terms of total social actions, according to Shareablee data. The station’s GM says winning social comes down to treating it just as seriously as its website or broadcast.
The broadcast group will introduce Grit, Escape and Laff in five major markets, bringing U.S. coverage of the networks to 78% for Grit, 58% for Escape and 50% for Laff, which premieres next month.
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), will host a gubernatorial debate at the campus of the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford. The candidates, Dan Malloy and Tom Foley, will be debating the issues on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Dennis House, WFSB anchor and Face the State host, will question […]
The group’s outlets in Atlanta, Hartford and Nashville are the latest to subscribe to the rating service.
A Hartford man is filing a lawsuit against the Hartford police department and two of its members, claiming they violated his civil rights when officers demanded that he stop flying a drone over a crime scene and detained him, according to court paperwork being filed today.
The Federal Aviation Administration has opened an investigation of a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage of a car crash in Hartford, Conn. It was operated by an employee of CBS affiliate WFSB. The case of the Hartford crash, in which the victim’s body was left hanging out of a mangled car, highlights some of the safety, privacy and ethical issues that journalists will wrestle with as interest grows in using drones for newsgathering.
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford-New Haven, Conn., announced on its website and through social media that it hadsreached a deal with Cablevision to restore its programming to the cable provider’s Optimum TV service.
Cablevision’s contract to carry Meredith’s CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford, Conn.,on its cable system will expire at midnight on Dec. 31 and if a new deal isn’t struck before then, the station will be removed from the Cablevision OptimumTV lineup.
Management at the Meredith-owned CBS affiliate says the station will honor Newtown town leader’s request for media to stay away on Dec. 14, the anniversary of the tragic mass shooting. Instead, each day leading up to the 14th, the station will profile those who died in the shooting.
While hunting for footage of an armed suspect in Connecticut, a TV cameraman quickly became the hunted himself.
WCTY-FM Norwich Conn., conducted its 14th annual food drive and for the first time it partnered with CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford, Conn. The drive benefits the Thames Valley Council for Community Action Food Drive and Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London, Connecticut. Along with WCTY’s 36-hour radio broadcast, Kevin Hogan, WFSB […]
Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (DMA 30), will host the first Senate debate between Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy at the WFSB studios. The candidates have been invited to debate the issues on Sunday, Oct, 7, at 11 a.m. Both of the candidates have accepted the invitation. Dennis House, WFSB’s Eyewitness News anchor […]
In Connecticut’s Hartford-New Haven market, local media players are turning to social media to help draw in more visitors — and the strategy is working. NBC O&O WVIT nearly doubled its traffic after enhancing its Facebook presence last year.
The Meredith-owned CBS affiliate in New Haven, Conn., is joining forces with the Norwich Bulletin. The arrangement includes sharing video clips, stories and exclusive daily meteorology content.
The Hartford, Conn., CBS affiliate’s weekday newscasts at noon and 6 p.m. will be available to listeners of two area AM stations.