WJAR Faces Firestorm Over Host’s Comments About Incoming Female Lawmakers Of Color

Sinclair’s Providence, R.I. NBC affiliate postponed an airing of its public affairs show 10 News Conference after the host, Gene Valicenti, came under fire on social media over the weekend for claiming that three incoming female lawmakers of color were striking a “fierce pose” in a picture taken on the steps of the State House.

DMA 53: PROVIDENCE, RI

Mario Hilario Named WJAR Sunrise Anchor

Longtime WJAR Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), anchor Mario Hilario has been named co-anchor of the Sinclair station’s NBC 10 Sunrise newscast on weekdays, replacing the retiring Frank Coletta. He will join co-anchor Alison Bologna, meteorologist Christina Erne, and traffic reporter Meaghan Mooney. Hilario has anchored the top-rated weekend edition of Sunrise for the past 22 years. His reporting work […]

DMA 53: PROVIDENCE, RI

WJAR Anchor Frank Coletta To Retire After Nearly 41 Years

A groundbreaking and historic run in Southern New England television will come to an end on July 26, when WJAR Providence, R.I. (DMA 53) NBC 10 Sunrise anchor Frank Coletta calls it a career after nearly 41 years in local television. The local legend made the announcement at the conclusion of a special broadcast honoring […]

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Former WJAR Reporter Jim Taricani Dies

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WJAR Celebrating 70 Years By Looking Forward

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Christina Erne Leaves WTEN For WJAR

DMA 52: PROVIDENCE, RI

Chris Lanni Out As WJAR News Director

Lanni had served as news director for more than seven years, and had been with the Sinclair NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., for more than a decade.

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WJAR Investigates Street Corner Panhandlers

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WJAR Tries Breaking 2 Guinness World Records

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

WJAR Moves Alison Bologna To ‘Sunrise’

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

FCC Approves WJAR’s Move To Ch. 50

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Holiday Promos From Philly, Providence, San Diego

DMA 53

Fired Reporter Settles With WJAR Providence

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

WJAR’s Adam Bagni Moving From Sports To News

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

WJAR Reporter Fired After On-Air Handstand

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

WJAR Investigative Reporter Jim Taricani To Retire

Former WJAR Personality Sheila Martines Dies

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Providence Sweeps: WJAR Claims Victory

WJAR Providence News You Can Use, Bearly

After a man came face-to-face with a bear and didn’t know what to do, WJAR Providence, R.I., reporter Julie Tremmel demonstrated advice from experts on how to handle such situations.

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WJAR News Tops ‘Wheel’ At 7 P.M. For First Time

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Providence Old Media Slow On New Media

In Rhode Island’s capital, the traditional media outlets are mired in what one expert calls “an analog mindset,” but a number of small independent startups are willing and eager to fill in the gaps in digital coverage left by the market’s TV stations and newspaper.

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WJAR Claims Victory, WPRI Says Not So Fast

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

Gene Valicenti Out As WJAR’s 11 P.M. Anchor

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

WJAR, Verizon Set New Retrans Agreement

Media General’s NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., today announced that it has reached an agreement on a new retransmission consent contract with Verizon FiOS.

PROVIDENCE SWEEPS

WJAR, WPRI Locked In News Ratings War

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, R.I.)

WJAR Apologizes For Plagiarized Story On Website

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE)

Morse Silva Joins WJAR’s Morning Team

DMA 53

Vic Vetters Named GM Of WJAR Providence

The former group manager of stations in Burlington, Vt., and Utica, N.Y. is tapped by Media General to succeed Lisa Churchville in Rhode Island.

DMA 53

WJAR GM Lisa Churchville Retiring

Lisa Churchville, president and general manager of Media General’s NBC affiliate WJAR Providence, R.I., announced to her staff today that she will retire on June 30.

DMA 53

Providence Stations Poised To Air HD News

WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., is aiming to be the first station in the market with high-definition news, but others won’t be far behind as WPRI (CBS), WNAC (Fox) and WLNE (ABC) are also gearing up.