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Matt Piacente Named VP of News at WVIT - Posted February 3, 2014
Matt Piacente has been named vice president of news at WVIT, the NBC owned station in Hartford-New Haven. His appointment is effective February 10. Piacente comes from ... [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]

Mike St. Peter Named General Manager of New England Cable News - Posted November 11, 2013
Mike St. Peter is the new senior vice president and general manager of New England Cable News, NBCUniversal's 24-hour cable network in Newton, Mass. It is a move within NBC for St. Peter, who has been the vice president of news at ... [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]

WMAQ to Expand Investigative Reporting Team - Posted June 26, 2013
WMAQ, the NBC owned station in Chicago, has announced a major expansion of its investigative reporting team. The station will add Chris Coffey, who will join WMA... [TVSpy]

When News Breaks, Networks Increasingly Turn to Affiliates - Posted June 11, 2013
TVNewsCheck takes a look at the relationship between national networks and their affiliates during breaking news situations and find that networks are increasingly looking to local stations for regional ex... [TVSpy]

Ric Harris Named President and GM of WVIT - Posted May 10, 2013
Ric Harris has been promoted to president and general manager of WVIT, the NBC-owned station in Hartford-New Haven. Harris joined ... [TVSpy]

WVIT Reporter Jo Ling Kent Joining Fox Business Network - Posted April 1, 2013
WVIT reporter Jo Ling Kent is joining Fox Business Network. Kent will serve as a New York-based reporter, covering breaking financial news and international market moves, beginning M... [TVSpy]

KNXV, WTHR, KMGH and WVIT Win Peabody Awards - Posted March 27, 2013
Four local stations --Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV, Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR, Denver ABC affiliate KMGH and Hartford NBC O&O ... [TVSpy]

Longtime NBC Executive David Doebler Named President-GM of WMAQ - Posted March 19, 2013
David Doebler has been named president and general manager of WMAQ, the NBC-owned station in Chicago. His appointment is effective immediately, the station announced Tuesday... [TVSpy]

Ric Harris Joins WVIT as VP of Sales - Posted February 27, 2013
Ric Harris has been named vice president of sales at WVIT, the NBC O&O in Hartford-New Haven. Harris begins his new job on March 4. He is a former VP-GM and general sales manager of ... [TVSpy]

Sam Gannon Joins KOKH From KPLC - Posted January 23, 2013
Sportscaster Sam Gannon has joined KOKH, the Fox affiliate in Oklahoma City. "New chapter, new city. Excited for my first day at @okcfox!" Gannon ... [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]

East Coast Stations Deliver Extended Hurricane Coverage as Sandy Marches On - Posted October 29, 2012
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Suspicious Packages Delivered to WVIT, WTNH - Posted October 29, 2012
As stations up and down the East Coast were live with Hurricane Sandy coverage throughout the night (more on that later), The Hartford Courant is reporting that suspicious pack... [TVSpy]

Reporter Debra Alfarone Joins WUSA From WPIX - Posted September 20, 2012
Debra Alfarone is joining WUSA, the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC. Alfarone joins the station from WPIX, the CW affiliate in New ... [TVSpy]

Yvonne Nava Named Morning Anchor at KVUE - Posted August 10, 2012
Yvonne Nava is joining Austin ABC-affiliate KVUE, ... [TVSpy]

Kerri-Lee Mayland Tapped as WVIT Morning Anchor - Posted August 8, 2012
Kerri-Lee Mayland has been promoted to weekday morning co-anchor at WVIT, the NBC O&O in Hartford. Mayland is currently the station's weekend morning anchor. S... [SocialTimes.com]

Kerri-Lee Mayland Tapped as WVIT Morning Anchor - Posted August 8, 2012
Kerri-Lee Mayland has been promoted to weekday morning co-anchor at WVIT, the NBC O&O in Hartford. Mayland is currently the station's weekend morning anchor. S... [TVSpy]

Anchor Yvonne Nava Leaving NBC Connecticut - Posted August 6, 2012
WVIT morning anchor Yvonne Nava is leaving the Connecticut NBC O&O for a job in Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Nava is the mother of a young boy and she's ... [TVSpy]

WVIT Adds Reporter Stephania Jimenez - Posted June 18, 2012
Stephania Jimenez is joining WVIT. The Connecticut NBC O&O announced today that Jimenez will join its news team as a reporter. Jimenez, who is bilingual in En... [SocialTimes.com]

WVIT Adds Reporter Stephania Jimenez - Posted June 18, 2012
Stephania Jimenez is joining WVIT. The Connecticut NBC O&O announced today that Jimenez will join its news team as a reporter. Jimenez, who is bilingual in En... [TVSpy]

NBC O&Os to Highlight Investigative Reporting Online - Posted May 1, 2012
As part of a renewed commitment to investigative reporting at the NBC O&Os, seven stations will launch dedicated online investigative reporting sections on their websites. "Investing in lo... [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]

Shots Fired at WVIT News Crew - Posted February 21, 2012
A WVIT news crew was covering a shooting in New Haven on Monday afternoon when bullets just missed their news van. Following ... [TVSpy]

WVIT Launches Consumer and Investigative Unit - Posted January 30, 2012
The commitment to investigative reporting continues at the NBC O&Os. Hartford's WVIT is launching a consumer and inv... [TVSpy]

Hartford's WVIT Expanding Weekend Newscasts - Posted January 12, 2012
WVIT, the NBC O&O in Hartford, is adding 90 minutes to weekend newscasts. Beginning this weekend, both the Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts will begin at 5:30 a.m. Previously, the Saturday newscast began at 6 a.m. and the Sunday newscast began at... [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]

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]

Longtime WHEC Boss Arnold Klinsky Retires - Posted April 15, 2011
Arnold Klinsky is bidding farewell to Rochester's WHEC. Klinsky, WHEC's vice president and general manager, is retiring after 27 years with the station. During his tenure ... [TVSpy]

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