Richard Washington III Named WTIC-WCCT News Director

Tegna moves him from assistant news director at its WCNC Charlotte, N.C., to oversee journalism operations at its Fox-CW duopoly in Hartford, Conn.

Tegna’s Fox affiliate WTTC and CW affil WCCT Hartford, Conn., have appointed Richard Washington III news director, effective June 14.  He will be responsible for overseeing WTTC news content across all platforms as well as developing and executing the news department’s Expect More brand and strategy.

Washington comes to Hartford from Tegna’s WCNC Charlotte, N.C., where he has been assistant news director since December 2019. During his tenure there, Washington served as interim news director and led the news department through the 2020-21 coronavirus pandemic, Super Tuesday, Election Night coverage, WCNC’s Inequality in America series and Black History Month. Washington also led WCNC’s Emmy-award winning tornado coverage in February 2020.

Prior to WCNC, Washington was executive news producer at WCAU Philadelphia and WBAL Baltimore. Prior to his management positions, he was a news producer at WTTG Washington, WAGA Atlanta and WWBT Richmond, Va.

Washington is a Syracuse University graduate with a degree in broadcast journalism. He is also a fellow with the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism, a graduate of Tegna’s News Leadership Program and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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