Hartford-New Haven, Conn., has long enjoyed its location, situated roughly midway between Boston and New York. The urban bookends offer more than metropolitan proximity. As the nation crawls out of the pandemic, the Connecticut market is seeing more and more big-city refugees move in.
WCCT, WTIC, WFSB and WTNH are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.
The former human resources manager at ABC affiliate WTNH New Haven, Conn., has sued the station and its parent company, Nexstar Media Group, claiming gender and age discrimination and alleging that the station’s general manager made “sexist comments regarding young females.”
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.
The group owner taps Richard Graziano, a veteran broadcast and digital executive, to run its Connecticut ABC-MNT duopoly of WTNH-WCTX .
Subscribers of Cox Communications’ three cable systems in Connecticut could find themselves unable to watch ABC affiliate WTNH Hartford and its sister station, WCTX, on March 14 if a new retransmission agreement isn’t reached. The two stations are owned by LIN Media and have already begun running announcements about their possible removal from the Cox lineup.
Cox Communications and LIN TV Corp. signed a retransmission consent agreement late Wednesday to keep LIN’s Hartford-New Haven, Conn., duopoly of WTNH (ABC) and WCTX (MNT) on Cox’s cable system. The previous deal was set to expire at midnight.
The ND at WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is moving to LIN’s Hartford, Conn., ABC affiliate to lead the news department.