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Hartford Anchors Celebrate Election 2014 with Traditional Garb Fit for the Nineties - Posted November 5, 2014
Last night, while the rest of the country's stations were tracking votes, WFSB co-anchors Dennis House and ... [TVSpy]

Mark Zinni Joining WFSB - Posted August 28, 2014
Mark Zinni will be joining Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB. According to the Hartford Courant, Zinni will join ... [TVSpy]

Hearst Television's Hallie Jackson Joins NBC - Posted July 15, 2014
After two years as a national correspondent for Hearst Television, Hallie Jackson is joining NBC News as a correspondent. "Hallie is sure to be a dynamic addition to our team," NBC SVP of newsgathering ... [TVSpy]

Meredith Acquires WGGB in Springfield - Posted June 18, 2014
Meredith Corporation has purchased WGGB, the ABC and Fox affiliate in Springfield, Mass., from Gormally Broadcasting. WGGB posted the news on its website Wednesda... [SocialTimes.com]

Meredith Acquires WGGB in Springfield - Posted June 18, 2014
Meredith Corporation has purchased WGGB, the ABC and Fox affiliate in Springfield, Mass., from Gormally Broadcasting. WGGB posted the news on its website Wednesda... [TVSpy]

Hena Daniels Off WFSB Anchor Desk - Posted May 29, 2014
WFSB anchor Hena Daniels is now, "working hard as part of the special projects unit at WFSB," according to a Meredith spokesperson. Meredith confirmed with TVSpy Daniels was no longer on the Hartfo... [TVSpy]

Hearst Television VP of Sales Kathleen Keefe to Retire - Posted April 28, 2014
Kathleen Keefe, the vice president of sales at Hearst Television, will retire at the end of the year. "Kathleen has provided great leadership and mentorship not only to our sales efforts, but our company," said Hearst Television president ... [TVSpy]

Community Fights WFSB Plan for Doppler Radar Site - Posted February 27, 2014
The Hartford Courant reports residents who live near WFSB's planned Doppler radar site fear the weather tracking syst... [TVSpy]

Are Rules Against Using Drones for News Gathering a Double Standard? - Posted February 25, 2014
When WFSB employee Pedro Rivera sued the Hartford Police after they prevented him from ... [TVSpy]

WFSB Employee Involved in Drone Incident Sues Police - Posted February 18, 2014
The WFSB photographer being investigated for using a drone at the site of a Hartford Police investigation has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the department. ... [SocialTimes.com]

WFSB Employee Involved in Drone Incident Sues Police - Posted February 18, 2014
The WFSB photographer being investigated for using a drone at the site of a Hartford Police investigation has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the department. ... [TVSpy]

FAA Investigating Possible Drone Use by WFSB - Posted February 7, 2014
The Hartford Courant reports CBS affiliate WFSB is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration after Hartford police say a station employee ... [TVSpy]

Olessa Stepanova Joins WCVB From WFSB - Posted January 10, 2014
Olessa Stepanova is joining Boston ABC affiliate WCVB as a traffic reporter for the morning newscast. Stepnova will make her WCVB debut January 13. "Olessa has a distinctive quality abo... [TVSpy]

On the Move, 1/6/13 - Posted January 6, 2014
Nicole Nalepa has joined Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB as a morning traffic anchor and reporter. Nalepa comes to Hartford from Springfield, Mass., where she was the early morning anchor and producer at NBC affiliate WWLP. To report a move, send an email to tvspy@mediabistro.com with the subject line "On the Move."... [TVSpy]

WTNH Lends a Hand to Rival WFSB - Posted December 18, 2013
Holiday spirit is alive and well in Hartford today as WTNH helps rival WFSB out of a jam: Thank you WTNH. They jumped us. pic.twitter.com/H4mgRA3Jak -- Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) December 18, 2013... [TVSpy]

Here's How the Hartford Stations Are Handling the Release of the Newtown 911 Tapes - Posted December 4, 2013
Hartford-New Haven stations are being cautious about broadcasting the audio from the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting 911 tapes, which were released at 2pmET today after a lengthy court battle. CBS affiliate WFSB, which said earlier this week it would h... [TVSpy]

WFSB Will Honor Newtown's Request to Stay Away on Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting - Posted December 3, 2013
Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB will not report from Newtown on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, anchor Dennis House ... [TVSpy]

Before 'Killing Kennedy' Bill O'Reilly Investigated 'Umbrella Man' for WFSB - Posted November 8, 2013
With the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination approaching, National Geographic is debuting "Killing Kennedy" based on the book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. But what viewers may not know is t... [TVSpy]

WFSB Quietly Goes Solo at 5:30 p.m. - Posted November 6, 2013
WFSB recently went with Denise D'Ascenzo as solo anchor for the Hartford-New Haven CBS station's 5:30 p.m. newscast. The show used to be anchored by D'Ascenzo and ... [TVSpy]

Olessa Stepanova Leaving Hartford for Boston's WCVB - Posted October 16, 2013
WFSB's Olessa Stepanova is headed to Boston ABC affiliate ... [TVSpy]

WATCH: Weatherman Learns Lesson Late in Life. Don't Eat Stuff Off the Floor - Posted October 9, 2013
This morning Scot Haney... [SocialTimes.com]

WATCH: Weatherman Learns Lesson Late in Life. Don't Eat Stuff Off the Floor - Posted October 9, 2013
This morning Scot Haney... [TVSpy]

Len Besthoff Joins WVIT From Rival WFSB - Posted September 12, 2013
After 11 years at Hartford-New Haven CBS affiliate WFSB, Len Besthoff is joining rival WVIT. According to a memo to WVIT staff... [SocialTimes.com]

'He Fired at Me': WFSB Cameraman Runs From Suspect in Manhunt - Posted June 28, 2013
With his camera rolling, a WFSB cameraman crossed paths with the armed subject of a police manhunt in a Connecticut neighborhood and lived to talk about it. >RELATED TVSpy: Gunsh... [TVSpy]

Sportscaster Eric Clemons Joins WTIC - Posted June 21, 2013
Sportscaster Eric Clemons has joined WTIC, the Fox affiliate in Hartford. Clemons is a veteran sportscaster who began his career in 1984 at W... [TVSpy]

Jeff Jeandheur Joins KPIX as Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering - Posted June 11, 2013
Jeff Jeandheur has been named director of broadcast operations and engineering for KPIX-KBCW, the CBS duopoly in San Francisco. "Jeff brings us a solid combination of expe... [TVSpy]

WFSB in Hartford Evacuated After Bomb Threat - Posted May 24, 2013
Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a bomb threat. Anchor Dennis House tweeted the news: WFSB evacuated due to bomb threat. twitter.com/DennisHouseWFS... -- Dennis House (@DennisHouse... [SocialTimes.com]

Dan Kain Retiring After 26 Years at WFSB - Posted May 10, 2013
Reporter Dan Kain is signing off from WFSB after more than 25 years at the Hartford CBS affiliate, according to The Laure... [TVSpy]

Scott McDonnell Joins KMBC in Kansas City - Posted February 26, 2013
Scott McDonnell is the newest reporter at KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City. "Scott is a very strong reporter who wants the big story," news director ... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: WFSB Time Lapse Shows How Much Snow Dumped by Blizzard - Posted February 11, 2013
A photographer at Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB pu... [SocialTimes.com]

VIDEO: WFSB Time Lapse Shows How Much Snow Dumped by Blizzard - Posted February 11, 2013
A photographer at Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB pu... [TVSpy]

Brian Garnett, Former WFSB Reporter, Dies of Cancer - Posted February 11, 2013
Brian Garnett, former reporter for Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. Garnett, who most recently worked as the director of external affairs for t... [TVSpy]

Cable Networks Rely on Affiliate Coverage of Connecticut School Shooting - Posted December 14, 2012
Fox News, CNN and MSNBC have all been in breaking news coverage of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. since shortly before 11 a.m. Friday morning. The early coverage provided by FNC, CNN and MSNBC relied heavily on affiliates from Hartford and New York City as the cable networks rushed... [TVSpy]

Hartford Stations Cover Shooting at Elementary School - Posted December 14, 2012
Local Hartford stations broke in to regular programming this morning to cover the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. NBC-owned WVIT reported the news at 10:26 a.m. with a quick update at from morning anchor Brad Draz... [TVSpy]

Streaming Sandy Coverage Drives Record Traffic for Local TV Websites - Posted October 30, 2012
Stations who streamed their live coverage of Hurricane Sandy on their websites and mobile apps are reporting record traffic according to Broadcasting & Cable. The ABC O&O, WPVI in Philadelphia, hit a single day record of 13.1 million page views across mobile and desktop on Monday October ... [TVSpy]

East Coast Stations Deliver Extended Hurricane Coverage as Sandy Marches On - Posted October 29, 2012
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Anchor Changes at WFSB - Posted August 29, 2012
WFSB, the CBS-affiliate in Hartford/New Haven, has made some changes to its anchor line up. Hena Daniels moves over from the weekend desk to join Dennis House at ... [TVSpy]

Months After Saying Goodbye to WFSB, Hartford Anchor Al Terzi to Join Rival WTIC - Posted July 9, 2012
Veteran Hartford anchor Al Terzi is joining WTIC, the Fox-affiliate announced this weekend. Terzi's 28-year tenure at CBS-affiliate ... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: WFSB Meteorologist Cuts Sleeves Off to Deliver Hot Forecast - Posted June 21, 2012
With temperatures well into the 90s in Connecticut, WFSB meteorologist Mark Dixon cut the sleeves off his dress shirt and delivered the forecast with naked arms Thursday. Station ... [TVSpy]

Dennis House Marks 20 Years at Hartford's WFSB - Posted May 30, 2012
Dennis House is celebrating 20 years on the air at WFSB, the CBS-affiliate in Hartford. House co-anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and moderates "Face the State," WFSB's weekly political... [SocialTimes.com]

Dennis House Marks 20 Years at Hartford's WFSB - Posted May 30, 2012
Dennis House is celebrating 20 years on the air at WFSB, the CBS-affiliate in Hartford. House co-anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and moderates "Face the State," WFSB's weekly political... [TVSpy]

WFSB Anchor Hallie Jackson Joining Hearst's Washington Bureau - Posted April 26, 2012
Hallie Jackson is leaving WFSB, the CBS-affiliate in Hartford, to join Hearst Television's Washington, DC bureau. Jackson, the station's weekend evening anchor, joined WFSB in 2008.... [TVSpy]

Hena Daniels Returns to WFSB After Stint with WGCL - Posted March 26, 2012
Hena Daniels has returned to WFSB after a two-year run with WGCL in Atlanta. Daniels first joined the Hartford CBS-affiliate in 2005, ... [TVSpy]

WFSB Partnering with Local Newspaper - Posted February 29, 2012
WFSB announced this week that it is teaming up with local newspaper the Norwich Bulletin in an effort to bring viewers more news coverage from eastern Connecticut. "Working together, we ... [TVSpy]

Leaving WFSB After 28 Years, Al Terzi Tells Viewers He Doesn't Want to Retire - Posted February 27, 2012
After 28 years at WFSB, anchor Al Terzi said goodbye to the Hartford CBS-affiliate on Friday. WFSB played a video tribute to Terzi's career during its evening newscasts on Frida... [TVSpy]

Veteran Anchor Al Terzi Out at Hartford's WFSB - Posted February 21, 2012
After failing to agree on terms of a new contract with station management, Al Terzi will anchor his last WFSB newscast this week. "We couldn't reach contractual terms," general manager ... [TVSpy]

Reporter Diana Rocco Joins KYW in Philly - Posted February 18, 2012
Diana Rocco is joining KYW, the CBS O&O in Philadelphia, as a general assignment reporter. Rocco will be a general assignment reporter at the station beginning February 20. She joins KYW ... [SocialTimes.com]

Reporting Earnings, Meredith Points to Success in Atlanta, Hartford, Las Vegas, Portland - Posted January 24, 2012
Meredith, which owns 12 stations across the country, announced its second quarter earnings today, reporting a 13.5% drop in revenue for its local media group. Meredith's local unit took in $84 million for the period, compared to $97 million for its Q2 last year. The company attributes the decline to a... [TVSpy]

Former KXAS Reporter Says Media Bias Is Reason He's Running for Congress - Posted January 3, 2012
Former KXAS reporter Grant Stinchfield says a major reason he's now ... [TVSpy]

HLN Anchor Virginia Cha Joining KGTV in San Diego - Posted November 28, 2011
Virginia Cha, an Atlanta-based anchor at HLN, has left the network to join KGTV, the ABC-affiliate in San Diego. Cha will start at KGTV this week and make her on-air debut on M... [TVSpy]

At the Request of WFSB, Judge Will Allow Media To Hear 9-Year-Old's Testimony in Home Invasion Case - Posted November 21, 2011
Connecticut Superior Court Judge Jon Blue will allow media and spectators to be present in the courtroom for the videotaped testimony of Joshua Komisarjevsky's 9-year-old daughter, at the request of lawy... [TVSpy]

WFSB Remembers Famous Alum Gayle King - Posted November 21, 2011
WFSB took a look back at Gayle King's tenure at the station this weekend, honoring the former Connecticut anchor as she prepares to ... [TVSpy]

WFSB Giving Away a Car for Facebook Likes - Posted November 16, 2011
In what may be the biggest Facebook promotion in local TV, WFSB is currently running a "Like and Drive Car Giveaway" on its Facebook page, in which viewers are entered into a drawing for a new Nissan Maxima... [TVSpy]

Longtime WFSB Weathercaster Charlie Bagley Dies - Posted October 10, 2011
Longtime WFSB weathercaster Charlie Bagley passed away at his home this weekend. He was 82. "It is a sad day here at Channel 3 as we've learned of the passing of a memb... [TVSpy]

WFSB Anchor Dennis House Admits His Involvement in News Story that Aired a Week Ago - Posted September 29, 2011
WFSB anchor Dennis House, who was recently named one of the most influential people in ... [TVSpy]

Meredith Stations Get New WorldNow Websites - Posted July 12, 2011
Meredith Local Media Group and WorldNow have completed the launch of ten redesigned local stations' websites. All of the stations are owned by Meredith and published on a WorldNow platform. The sites were launched in a span of three weeks beginning last month. T... [SocialTimes.com]

Meredith Stations Get New WorldNow Websites - Posted July 12, 2011
Meredith Local Media Group and WorldNow have completed the launch of ten redesigned local stations' websites. All of the stations are owned by Meredith and published on a WorldNow platform. The sites were launched in a span of three weeks beginning last month. T... [TVSpy]

WFSB Meteorologist Moonlights as Lady Gaga - Posted June 8, 2011
Meteorologist Scot Haney currently appears on WFSB's weekday morning newscasts but he may have a future as a Lady Gaga impersonator. Haney made a bombastic appearance at... [TVSpy]

Anchor Denise D'Ascenzo Marks 25 Years with WFSB - Posted March 22, 2011
WFSB anchor Denise D'Ascenzo celebrated a major milestone last week: on Friday, she marked her 25th anniversary with the Hartford CBS-affiliate. D'Ascenzo joined WFSB on March 19, 1986 and ... [TVSpy]

Veteran Anchor Don Lark Returning to Connecticut - Posted March 3, 2011
Don Lark, who was a marquee anchor for WFSB in the 80s and 90s , is returning to the Hartford-New Haven market to become a weekend anchor for WTNH. Lark is set to make his on-air debu... [TVSpy]

WFSB Digs Up Vintage Footage of Anchor Bill O'Reilly - Posted March 1, 2011
"Bottom line: it was not a great experience... and he moved on," said host Dennis House during a segment on WFSB's "Face the State" this past Sunday, profiling ... [TVSpy]

Meredith Local Media Revenue Up 30% - Posted January 25, 2011
Meredith Corp., which owns 12 local stations across the country, announced today that revenue for its Local Media Group is up nearly 30% from a year ago. Meredith reported results for its second quarter and the numbers show that local TV stations continu... [TVSpy]

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