DMA 53

Liz Tufts Named Weekend Anchor At WLNE

News anchor, reporter and producer Liz Tufts will be joining Global Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), as anchor of the station’s weekend newscasts beginning the week of June 13. A graduate of Emerson College, Tufts’ experience includes time as a reporter/producer/videographer at KLKN Lincoln, Neb., and, for the last six years, as […]

DMA 53

WLNE Adds Karen Meyers To Anchor Desk

Veteran news anchor and journalist Karen Meyers is joining Global Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), at the anchor desk for the station’s 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. A graduate of Boston College and winner of an Edward R. Murrow Award, Meyer’s experience includes time as an anchor/reporter at WTTG Washington; WXXA […]

DMA 53

Tempers Flare In Newsroom At WLNE Providence

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.

DMA 53

Continental To Rep WLNE Providence

Citadel’s new ABC affiliate in Rhode Island joins three others in being repped by the Katz division.

DMA 53

Ex-Owner Appeals WLNE Providence Sale

Kevin O’Brien still hasn’t given up on winning back control of the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate. He will appeal the March 22 sale of the station in a court auction to the Rhode Island Supreme Court, according to his attorney. Citadel Communications took over management of WLNE on Sunday after buying the station at auction in a deal valued at $5.8 million, including $4 million in cash. The FCC must still approve the transaction.

DMA 53

WLNE Providence Issues Round Of Layoffs

As many as nine staffers were sent packing on Friday and Saturday at the Rhode Island ABC affiliate that was recently acquired by Citadel Communications, including chief engineer Jim Brown and assignment editor Neil Remiesiewicz.

DMA 53

Steve Doerr Out As WLNE Providence GM

VP-General Manager Steve Doerr will leave the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate at the end of this month. Doerr told the staff that after discussions with the new owner, Citadel Broadcasting, he would be stepping down.

DMA 53

Former Providence Mayor To Bid For WLNE

Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. said his investment group plans to submit a counter-bid to the $4-million offer for WLNE, from Citadel Communications.

DMA 53

Citadel Named Top Bidder For WLNE

Others interested in bidding for the Providence, R.I., ABC affiliate have until March 18 to submit offers.