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Adding Weekend Morning Newscast, WTIC Continues to Expand News Team

Hartford’s WTIC announced today that it will debut weekend morning newscasts later this month.  The newscasts, which will air from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m on Saturday and Sunday, will be anchored by Audrey Kuchen with meteorologist Dan Amarante providing forecasts and weather updates.

“It makes sense to add a Saturday and Sunday morning broadcast for our viewers to enjoy more local news during the weekend,” said Richard Graziano, the station’s vice president and general manager.  “We believe the additional newscast will serve the community well and positions the station for growth.”

Kuchen is a Connecticut native who joined WTIC in August after working as a reporter, producer, and anchor for Fox-affiliate KMVU in Medford, OR. When KMVU debuted a  new evening newscast in 2006 in partnership with Medford NBC-affiliate KOBI, Kuchen was the anchor.  She also served as a co-anchor for KOBI’s 6 p.m. newscast.

Amarante, who recently graduated with a BS in Meteorology from Western Connecticut State University, is also a Connecticut native.  He comes to WTIC from WGGB in Springfield, MA, where he served as a weekend meteorologist.

WTIC’s weekend newscast announcement comes on the heels of the station’s hiring of two reporters, Jeevan Vittal and Ayana Noni Harry.

Video of Kuchen and Amarante after the jump… Read more

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Hartford Fox-Affiliate Adding Two Reporters

WTIC (FOX CT) is adding two reporters to its news team.  The Hartford-New Haven Fox-affiliate announced this week that it has hired Jeevan Vittal and Ayana Noni Harry.

“Jeevan and Ayana are two very talented reporters,” said Coleen Marren, WTIC’s news director. “I am excited to bring their skills and experience to our station.”

Both Vittal and Harry have experience working in Connecticut.  Vittal began his broadcasting career at the University of Hartford, where he worked as a reporter for the school’s TV station, STN 2, and eventually became its news director.  Most recently Vittal was a reporter-anchor for WENY in Elmira, NY.

Harry is a New York City native who most recently worked for ABC News as a digital journalist.  During her time with ABC, Harry covered stories throughout Connecticut.

“I’m excited to join the station!” Harry tweeted on Monday.  Harry is set to begin on January 24 while Vittal will start on the 17th.

Video of Vittal reporting for WENY after the jump… Read more