NBCU promotes the creative services VP of its Chicago duopoly to lead its NBC-Telemundo stations in Hartford, Conn.
NBC-owned WVIT Hartford, Conn. (DMA 32), today promoted Ryan Hanrahan to chief meteorologist, effective immediately. He will deliver weather forecasts for the station’s weekday evening newscasts from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and at 11 p.m. A native of Guilford, Conn., Hanrahan’s interest in weather was sparked by the 1989 tornado in Hamden, as well as hurricanes […]
NBC-owned WVIT Hartford, Conn. (DMA 32), today announced that Mike Hydeck will join the station’s news team, returning to his home state of Connecticut. As veteran anchor Gerry Brooks scales back his schedule in a transition to retirement, NBC Connecticut also announced a new anchor lineup that includes Kevin Nathan as a fulltime news anchor, […]
NBC moves her from local sales manager at KNTV San Francisco to head sales at its Connecticut affiliate.
The NBC O&O in Hartford, Conn., won’t be airing Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, which includes Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones. The interview has come under intense scrutiny over the last week, no more so than from the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre. Jones, a controversial talk show host, had claimed that the mass shooting at the elementary school in December, 2012 was a hoax.
The Pearl TV business alliance of eight major broadcast groups; Fox; NBC’s WVIT Hartford, Conn.; Univision; and Verance are working together on a test of the software company’s audio watermark as part of their existing ATSC 1.0 transmissions. The 3.0 audio watermark is compatible and in 3.0, it will enable “the foundational data protocol that triggers … interactivity, personalization and even advanced emergency alerting” on ATSC 3.0 receivers, the parties say.
Four 2017 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards go to local television news investigations: KXAN in Austin, Texas, for documenting racial profiling, WVIT in West Hartford, Conn., for uncovering widespread faulty home construction, Indianapolis’ WTHRfor exposing a corrupt charity, and Atlanta’s WXIA for spotlighting problems with the 911 emergency system.
NBC Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Hartford, Conn., will debut hour-long 4 p.m. newscasts in May.
NBC O&O WVIT Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), has promoted Tara Joyce to co-anchor of its weekday morning news team, joining Todd Piro, Bob Maxon and Heidi Voight on NBC Connecticut Today from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Joyce has been with WVIT since May 2014 as a reporter and weekend anchor. She previously worked in Green […]
NBC Owned Television Stations picks the news VP of its KXAS Dallas to succeed Ric Harris as head of its Connecticut O&O.
He joins the NBC-owned outlet in Connecticut from co-owned WMAQ Chicago.
Len Besthoff will serve as chief investigative reporter for Hartford, Conn., NBC-owned stations’ Troubleshooters Unit.
The NBC Hartford, Conn., O&O unveiled its new, state-of-the-art ENG vehicle appropriately called “All-Terrain One.” The first-of-its-kind 4×4 Ford F-250 pickup truck with a massive 18-inch extended cab is capable of transmitting satellite and microwave images.
Eileen Armas is promoted to VP of sales at NBC’s Hartford, Conn., O&O. Michelle Ryan and Hank Guerrero are tapped to be co-local sales managers.
The Hartford O&O’s VP of sales is promoted to succeed David Doebler who became GM of WMAQ Chicago in March. His 25-year career in media includes a five-year stint as GM of Scripps’ WEWS Cleveland in the early 2000s.
This year’s Peabody Award winners included efforts by four stations. This week, the focus is on the comprehensive coverage of the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., by NBC-owned WVIT Hartford, Conn. Last week, we looked at KMGH Denver’s Investigating the Fire and KNXV Phoenix’s Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect.
Those four stations took home the prestigious awards presented annually by University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for the best in electronic media. Other honorees include CBS, ABC and PBS with two awards each, while HBO was the most honored with five citations.
The community event this Sunday will benefit Connecticut victims of Hurricane Sandy and will ask for non-perishable food, personal care items, warm coats and cash donations.
NBC-owned WVIT Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30) on Thursday announced two new journalists, Todd Piro and Audrey Washington, are joining its news team. Piro joins the station as a reporter after four years with KPSP Palm Springs, Calif., where he was weekday morning anchor for the past two years. He also worked as a reporter, weekend sports […]
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.
A 10-person team at the NBC-owned station will cover in-depth issues from consumer complaints to government corruption.
Detectives are investigating the placement of what looked like a Molotov cocktail outside the studio of the NBC Hartford, Conn., O&O. Police found a bottle with a rag sticking out of it, although there was no fuel in the bottle.