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Posts Tagged ‘Darren Kramer’

WTNH Gives Rival Anchor Some Face Time

WTIC anchor Alison Morris (center) accidentally pulled doubled duty while anchoring the 11:00 p.m. news for the FOX affiliate in Hartford-New Haven,CT.

Morris popped up in the monitor behind rival ABC affiliate WTNH anchors Darren Kramer and Sonia Baghdady while the pair were tossing to break.

A sharp-eyed viewer caught the gaffe and sent it out on his twitter feed saying, “See the screen behind the anchors on @WTNH‘s 11 PM newscast tonight? Yeah, that’s @FOXCT‘s newscast. Whoops! #tvnews pic.twitter.com/AfI0JNsXwc.”

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WTNH Re-Signs Anchor Sonia Baghdady, After Advertising Her Job

Anchor Sonia Baghdady has signed a new contract with WTNH, following a period of negotiations that included the station posting a job opening for her position.

“There was a rumor out there that the main anchors were going to leave,” WTNH general manager Mark Higgins told the New Haven Register, discussing Baghdady’s new contract. “It’s standard to post for a position… but it all worked out.”

Earlier this month, WTNH posted a job listing on its website announcing that the station had “an opening for a main anchor” who would work alongside Darren Kramer.  Baghdady currently anchors the station’s 5, 5:30, and 11 p.m. newscasts with Kramer.

The job listing has been removed as Baghdady retains her seat next to Kramer.

WTNH Posts Listing for Current Anchor’s Job

In a move that could be either a bargaining tactic or a piece of preemptive hiring, or both, WTNH has posted a job listing on its website that’s essentially the position currently held by anchor Sonia Baghdady.

“WTNH/News 8 in Connecticut has an opening for a main anchor,” the post announces, before stating, “You’ll be anchoring most of your newscasts sitting next to… Darren Kramer.”

Baghdady, who has been with WTNH since 2002, currently anchors WTNH’s 5, 5:30, and 11 p.m. newscasts alongside Kramer.

News director Erik Schrader told TVSpy today that Baghdady is currently employed by the station, but he refused to comment on the job posting or the anchor’s future with WTNH. Read more