DMA 33: HARTFORD, CT

WVIT Adds Reporter Dominique Moody

DMA 33: HARTFORD, CT

Diane Hannes Named GM Of WVIT-WRDM

NBCU promotes the creative services VP of its Chicago duopoly to lead its NBC-Telemundo stations in Hartford, Conn.

DMA 32

WVIT Hartford Rolls Out Its Snow Monster

DMA 32: HARTFORD, CT

WVIT Names Ryan Hanrahan Chief Meteorologist

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 […]

DMA 32: HARTFORD, CT

WVIT Names Hydeck Weekday Evening Anchor

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’s WVIT Hartford Lets The Drones Out

DMA 30: HARTFORD-NEW HAVEN, CT

Mandy Anderson New WVIT Sales VP

NBC moves her from local sales manager at KNTV San Francisco to head sales at its Connecticut affiliate.

WVIT Preempts ‘Kelly’ With Jones Interview

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.

PLAYOUT

Details Surface On 3.0 Audio Watermark Test

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.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 30: HARTFORD, CT)

WVIT Wins DuPont Award For Investigations

Four TV Stations Among DuPont Winners

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.

DMA 30: HARTFORD, CT

Reporter Doug Greene Leaves WVIT Hartford

DMAS 1,2, 16 & 30

Four NBC O&Os To Launch 4 P.M. News

NBC Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Hartford, Conn., will debut hour-long 4 p.m. newscasts in May.

DMA 30

Reporter Debra Bogstie Leaving WVIT Hartford

MARKET SHARE (DMA 30: HARTFORD, CT)

Investigative Reporter Jill Konopka Joins WVIT

DMA 30 (HARTFORD, CT)

WVIT Adds Tara Joyce As Weekday Morning Anchor

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 […]

DMA 30

Amy Parmenter Leaving WVIT Hartford

DMA 30 (HARTFORD-NEW HAVEN, CT)

NBC Names Names Susan Tully WVIT GM

NBC Owned Television Stations picks the news VP of its KXAS Dallas to succeed Ric Harris as head of its Connecticut O&O.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 30: HARTFORD, CT)

WVIT’s New Jeep Is One Mean Weather Machine

PLAYOUT (DMA 30: HARTFORD, CT)

WVIT Rolls Out Radar Truck For Hyperlocal Weather

DMA 30

Anchor Shirly Chan Gone From WVIT Hartford

DMA 30

WVIT Lisa Carberg Moves From Anchor To Reporter

DMA 30

WVIT Hartford Names Matt Piacente News VP

He joins the NBC-owned outlet in Connecticut from co-owned WMAQ Chicago.

DMA 30 (HARTFORD, CT)

WVIT Adds Veteran Investigative Journalist

Len Besthoff will serve as chief investigative reporter for Hartford, Conn., NBC-owned stations’ Troubleshooters Unit.

DMA 30 (HARTFORD-NEW HAVEN, CT)

WVIT Unleashes Ford F-250 ENG Pickup

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.

DMA 30 (HARTFORD-NEW HAVEN, CT)

WVIT Appoints New Sales Leadership Team

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.

 

DMA 30 (HARTFORD-NEW HAVEN, CT)

NBC Names Ric Harris Named GM Of WVIT

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.

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Local News Peabody Winners Up Close, Pt. 2

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.

KNXV, KMGH, WVIT, WTHR Nab Peabodys

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.

DMA 30

WVIT Hartford To Hold Storm Relief Drive

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.

DMA 30

WVIT Hartford Adds Two To Reporting Staff

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 […]

DIGITAL DMAS: HARTFORD-NEW HAVEN (30)

Conn. Digital Media Pump Traffic With Social

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.

DMA 30 (HARTFORD-NEW HAVEN, CT)

Shots Fired At WVIT Crew Covering Story

DMA 30

WVIT Hartford Intros New Investigative Unit

A 10-person team at the NBC-owned station will cover in-depth issues from consumer complaints to government corruption.

DMA 30 (HARTFORD, CT)

NBC’s WVIT Using Comcast In Facebook Campaign

DMA 30

WVIT Hartford Victim Of Bomb Scare

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.

DMA 30 & 7

WVIT Reporter Diana Perez Moves To WBZ