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Here Are The Markets Where LIN Media and Media General Will Sell or Swap Stations - Posted March 24, 2014
As they prepare to merge, LIN Media and Media General will have to sell or swap stations in five markets -- Providence, Birmingham, Mobile, Green Bay and Savannah -- to comply with FCC rules limiting ownership of more than one station in... [TVSpy]

Jim Taricani to Retire After 32 Years at WJAR - Posted February 21, 2014
Longtime WJAR investigative reporter Jim Taricani will retire in April after 32 years at the Providence NBC affiliate, the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Julie Tremmel Files Grievance Against WJAR - Posted February 21, 2014
Julie Tremmel, the WJAR reporter who was let go last week... [TVSpy]

The Ice Desk: It's What Stations are Wearing this Winter - Posted February 13, 2014
It seems a historical record of sorts is being created of what appears to be the recent trend of stations sending their anchors out into the freezing cold to report the news from behind desks made of ice. With thanks to Poynter and TVSpy rival FTVLive, we cobbled together our... [SocialTimes.com]

A Week After Handstand Standup, Julie Tremmel Out at WJAR - Posted February 12, 2014
Julie Tremmel, the Providence, RI, reporter who brought us the dramatized "how to survive a bear attack" video and most recently did a ... [TVSpy]

Reporter Who Acted out 'Bear Safety Tips' Attempts Reverse Standup - Posted February 3, 2014
Julie Tremmel, reporter for Providence, RI, NBC affiliate WJAR has found another way to draw our attention. Friday night, while reporting on local auditions for the NBC show America's Got Talent, Tremmel attempted to walk on her hands in her stan... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Kelly Love Makes WJAR Debut - Posted September 11, 2013
Kelly Love made her debut as morning and noon meteorologist for Providence NBC affiliate WJAR. She to... [TVSpy]

Christiane Amanpour: My First Big Break - Posted January 2, 2013
She is one of the most recognizable foreign correspondents on network television today. But did you know Christiane Amanpour's journey to the front lines of reporting included a stint as a graphics coordinator at a local NBC station? In this episode of My First Big Break, ... [TVSpy]

During the Holidays, Local Stations Give Back - Posted December 21, 2012
WGNO reporter Kenny Lopez says his favorite part of the holidays is "12 Days of Giving," a series of reports that follow him as he performs random acts of kindness around ... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: WJAR Gets Pranked During Birthday Story - Posted November 5, 2012
While the rest of the East Coast was focused on Hurricane Sandy last Monday, a Providence, RI prankster snuck a couple past the censors at WJAR. During the NBC affiliate's regular "First Birthdays" segment anchor Frank Coletta breeze... [TVSpy]

WHDH Meteorologist Joining NBC's 'Today' - Posted August 6, 2012
Dylan Dreyer, currently the morning and noon meteorologist at WHDH, is leaving the Boston NBC-affiliate to join NBC's "Today," where she'll work as the weekend weather anchor. A f... [TVSpy]

Media General Reorganizes TV Stations Into Two Regional Units - Posted July 2, 2012
After selling its newspaper assets, Media General has announced a corporate restructuring that elevates James Conschafter and John Cottingham to key... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: WJAR Reporter Attacked by Rooster While Reporting From Farm - Posted March 21, 2012
Katie Davis, a reporter at WJAR in Providence, had some competition for camera time while she was shooting a stand-up at a farm in Tiverton recently. Davis was interrupte... [TVSpy]

Todd Piro and Audrey Washington to Join WVIT - Posted March 8, 2012
Reporters Todd Piro and Audrey Washington (pictured) are joining WVIT, the NBC O&O... [SocialTimes.com]

WJAR Anchor Gene Valicenti: 'I Want the Best for the Station I've Been with for 20 Years' - Posted January 18, 2012
WJAR anchor Gene Valicenti is leaving his longtime seat at the 11 p.m. anchor desk, ... [TVSpy]

Report: WJAR Moving Longtime Anchor Gene Valicenti Off 11 p.m. Newscast - Posted January 18, 2012
A major anchor shakeup is underway at WJAR, according to GoLocalProv: An announcement has just been made to the staff that main anchor ... [TVSpy]

Media General, Verizon Settle Retrans Dispute - Posted January 3, 2012
WFLA in Tampa-St. Petersburg and WJAR in Providence are still available to Verizon FiOS customers after last-minute negotiations for a new ... [TVSpy]

WFLA Asking Viewers For Help In Verizon Dispute - Posted December 30, 2011
As time runs out for Verizon and Media General to negotiate a retransmission agreement, Tampa-St. Petersburg's WFLA is enlisting the help of viewers... [TVSpy]

Clock Ticking On Retrans Contract Between Verizon, Media General - Posted December 27, 2011
Two Media General-owned local stations are warning viewers "it appears unlikely" that a new retransmission agreement will be reached with Verizon FiOS before the January 1 deadli... [TVSpy]

5 Survival Tips For Working The Holiday Shift - Posted December 23, 2011
It's that time of year again: people every... [TVSpy]

Adam Bagni Joins WJAR in Providence-New Bedford - Posted December 22, 2011
Adam Bagni has joined WJAR, the NBC-affiliate in Providence-New Bedford, as a producer. Until March, Bagni was the ... [TVSpy]

Providence's WJAR To Launch Early-Morning News - Posted November 11, 2011
WJAR, the NBC-affiliate serving Providence and Bristol, is set to start the weekday morning newscasts at 4:30 a.m. beginning November 28. "We're keeping up with the changing times," WJAR general manager ... [TVSpy]

WJAR Names Barbara Morse Silva Morning Anchor - Posted September 22, 2011
Starting Monday, Barbara Morse Silva will co-anchor the WJAR morning newscast, ... [TVSpy]

Vic Vetters Tapped for VP-GM of Providence's WJAR - Posted September 13, 2011
Vic Vetters, a 28-year veteran of the local news industry, will take over as vice president and general manager of Media General's WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, on October 3. Ve... [SocialTimes.com]

Vic Vetters Tapped for VP-GM of Providence's WJAR - Posted September 13, 2011
Vic Vetters, a 28-year veteran of the local news industry, will take over as vice president and general manager of Media General's WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, on October 3. Ve... [TVSpy]

WJAR Set to Become First Providence Station to Broadcast in HD - Posted May 10, 2011
After acquiring WLNE in March, Citadel Communications CEO Phil Lombardo ... [SocialTimes.com]

Paul McGonagle Picked to Lead WFXT Newsroom - Posted April 27, 2011
Boston's WFXT has picked Paul McGonagle to lead its news department. The Fox O&O announced today that McGonagle, who has served as assistant news director since 2004, has been n... [TVSpy]

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