I contend that just about every news story, from live breaking news to routine news packages, can benefit from the perspective that drones can provide. But having the ability, the timing, the training and the equipment to include drone footage into daily news coverage is not easy. “I have a drone that is basically in a little briefcase and it is in the back of my car so it is on scene just as quick as I am,” says Fred Matthis, WTIC Hartford, Conn., drone operator.
Tribune-owned WTIC (Fox)-WCCT (CW) Hartford, Conn. (DMA 33), today promoted Rachel Frank to chief meteorologist. The Emmy Award-winning Frank joined WTIC in 2008 and serves as meteorologist on The Fox 61 News at 4, 5, 10 and 11 p.m. Frank graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology. She worked as a meteorologist […]
The news and marketing executive will lead brand and creative development for Tribune’s Fox-CW duopoly in Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (DMA 30), has hired Ben Goldman as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor. He begins his new role on Monday, June 19. Goldman just completed an internship with Lester Holt at NBC Nightly News and is currently completing his degree in communications at the University of Connecticut. […]
Tribune Media-owned Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30) is adding Margaux Farrell and Carmen Chau as general assignment reporters. Farrell begins her new role on Monday, April 10, Chau on April 24. Margaux Farrell was previously the morning anchor and producer for KXVA Abilene-KIDY San Angelo, Texas. She also served as a co-host of the Women’s 2016 […]
The veteran creative services director will oversee marketing, branding and creative services at Tribune’s Fox-CW duopoly in Hartford, Conn.
Tribune Broadcasting has named Liz Grey Godbout news director of its Hartford-New Haven, Conn., Fox affiliate WTIC. Note: An earlier version of this post had her title incorrect in the headline.
Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), has added Ike Ejiochi as a multimedia journalist, effective Jan. 25, 2017. Most recently, Ejiochi was weekend anchor/reporter for KODE Joplin, Mo., where he created the franchise Ike on the Street, a series of segments featuring members of the community. Before joining KODE, Ejiochi was a freelance reporter for The […]
Tribune Broadcasting on Tuesday announced that it reached a comprehensive, multi-year agreement with Fox Broadcasting to renew the existing Fox affiliations of six Tribune Media stations: KSWB San Diego; KTXL Sacramento, Calif.; WXIN Indianapolis; WTIC Hartford, Conn.; WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich.; and WPMT Harrisburg, Pa. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Former Phoenix Gannett exec Dan Mayasich is tapped by Tribune to head sales at its Hartford, Conn., Fox-CW duopoly.
Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), is adding Jenna DeAngelis to its Fox 61 news team as a reporter. DeAngelis, a University of Delaware graduate, joins WTIC from WMBF Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she took on multiple roles over the last two years including, morning traffic reporter, dayside multi-media journalist, investigative reporter and […]
Tribune Media’s Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), has added Sean Pragano to its news team as a general assignment reporter. Pragano has been working for the past 15 years in Charlotte, N.C., for both Fox Sports Net and Hendricks Motorsports as a reporter, producer, anchor and digital media producer. Pragano graduated from the […]
Tribune-owned Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), has hired Laura Roberts full time as a general assignment reporter on its 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Roberts, a Connecticut native, has been a freelance reporter with the station since April. Roberts joined WTIC from WBBH Fort Myers, Fla., where she was a nightside reporter for […]
Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), today Amanda Raus will join the station as an anchor and reporter on June 30. Raus will join the morning news team alongside Tim Lammers, Erika Arias, Joe Furey, Rachael Lutzker, Dan Amarante and Maggie Slysz. Raus joins from WVIT Hartford, where she was a general […]
The former GM of KYW Philadelphia is tapped to head Tribune’s Fox and CW outlets in Connecticut.
Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), today named Lorenzo Hall anchor/reporter evvectiveApril 6. Hall will co-anchor the 4 p.m. news alongside Jennifer Bernstein. Hall joins WTIC from Tribune’s WTVR Richmond, Va., where he anchored CBS 6 News at 5 and 5:30 p.m. and served as an investigative reporter. Prior to joining WTVR […]
On-air reporters and anchors as well as photographers at Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn., will decide on Feb. 18 whether they want the National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians-Communications Workers of America to represent them, a union official says.The union representation vote will involve 53 employees, Carrie Biggs-Adams, NABET-CWA staff representative, said.
Mark Oxton, director of sales at Hartford, Conn.’s Fox affil WTIC and WCCT (CW) has been appointed acting general manager for both Tribune stations. Oxton steps into the position after former GM Chris Geiger stepped down Tuesday.
After less than a year in the post, Chris Geiger has left the top job at the Tribune-owned Connecticut Fox affiliate.
Tribune Broadcasting’s duopoly in Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), WTIC (Fox) and WCCT (CW), today promoted Janet Robinson to national sales manager. As NSM, Robinson will be responsible for overseeing national sales activity in the market for both stations. She moves from regional sales manager at the station and will report to Mark Oxton, director of […]
Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), has hired Katie Corrado as a multimedia journalist. She begins on June 23, joining from WSTM-WTVH Syracuse, N.Y., where she was a reporter and weekend evening anchor. Before Syracuse, Corrado gained journalism experience in New York City at WABC and WNYW. Corrado graduated cum laude from […]
Fox-owned WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), today announced the addition of Lauren Victory as a general assignment reporter. Victory joins the station from WPTZ Burlington, Vt., where she worked as a video journalist/reporter for the past three years. Before joining WPTZ in 2011, Victory was an associate producer for the You & Me This Morning […]
Chris Geiger joins the Tribune-owned Fox-CW stations in Hartford, Conn., from Sinclair’s Syracuse, N.Y., properties.
Tribune-owned WTIC Hartford, Conn (DMA 30), and co-ownedHartford Courant, in partnership with Premier Limousine, will offer Connecticut residents “Sober Rides” on Thursday, July 4, as well as Friday and Saturday nights. The Sober Rides program will provide free and confidential transportation to adults over the age of 21 who might find themselves in unsafe situations […]
The Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., says “inappropriate file footage” of women during a Morning News report on Women’s Day at the state Capitol “should never have aired.”
The new contracts cover KCPQ Seattle; WTIC Hartford, Conn.; WXIN Indianapolis; KXTL Sacramento, Calif.; WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich.; and WPMT Harrisburg, Pa.
As part of the agreement, Tribune’s Fox affiliate will broadcast reports from the offices of the Meriden Record-Journal during its 4 p.m. newscast.
Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., will run its A.M. news block from 4:30 to 10 beginning Sept. 26, while dropping its 11 a.m. newscast. Editor’s note: TVNewCheck reported this yesterday, misidentified WTIC as WCCT, Tribune’s co-owned CW affiliate in the market, and said in the headline that the block started at 5 a.m. We regret the mistakes.
Tribune’s Fox affiliate WTIC Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), today announced anchor changes to its morning and evening newscasts. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 18, Alison Morris and Brent Hardin will debut as the new anchor team of the 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts The duo will anchor the news Sunday through Thursday. Meteorologists Rachel Frank and Geoff […]
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