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Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin Joins WTAE

Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin is joining WTAE, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh. He begins October 1 as the station’s morning and noon meteorologist.

MacLaughlin comes from WTNH in Hartford-New Haven, where he has worked since 2011. He has also worked at WPIX in New York City, KXAS in Dallas and WPHL in Philadelphia, as well as at The Weather Channel.

“From tropical storms to full-blown Nor’easters, Steve has tracked a wide variety of weather events,” WTAE president and general manager Charles W. Wolfertz III said in a statement. “His impressive experience forecasting storms will serve Pittsburghers well during severe weather.”

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Janelle Hall Named Noon Anchor at WTAE

Janelle Hall has been named anchor of the 12 p.m. newscast at WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh.

“An accomplished journalist and skilled live broadcaster, Janelle is a great fit for the Noon newscast. In addition to her professional background Janelle has a proven relationship with Pittsburgh news viewers,” WTAE GM Charles W. Wolfertz III said in a statement.

Hall joined WTAE in 2004 as a reporter. She moved to weekend morning anchor in 2007 and moved to weekdays as the traffic and breaking news anchor for the morning newscast last year. She will continue in that role as she adds the noon newscast to her responsibilities.

Hall replaces Sally Wiggin, who is taking over as host of “WTAE Chronicle.”

Sally Wiggin Leaving WTAE Anchor Desk

WTAE has announced noon anchor Sally Wiggin will transition from the anchor desk to hosting “WTAE Chronicle.”

“Stations have to think of the future and they want me to be a part of that and that’s validating,” Wiggin told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “When you get to this age, you want to be challenged because it’s good for your brain. This will challenge me in a way reading a TelePrompTer was not.”

“WATE Chronicle” is an ongoing series of news specials featuring in-depth reporting about Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Wiggin will continue to report for the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate and will anchor “WTAE Black & Gold Primetime,” the station’s pre-game show for its Pittsburgh Steelers’ games.

“Sally embodies one of the most significant careers in Pittsburgh journalism,” said WTAE president and general manager Charles W. Wolfertz III. “In her over 33 years of service to Pittsburgh on WTAE she has become a household name. She is a born story teller and WTAE is well served to have her professionalism and experience on a station priority as important as Chronicle.”

Wiggin started at WTAE in 1980. She has been an anchor at the station for over 32 years.