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WRC to Provide News, Weather to Washington D.C. Taxis

WRC taxisAs part of a partnership between the NBC Owned Stations and VeriFone Systems, WRC news and weather reports are now available in more than 1,400 taxis in Washington D.C.

“People in the Washington area already turn to NBC4 and our many platforms for the latest local news and weather,” Jackie Bradford, president and general manager of the NBC-owned station, said in a statement. “Now, they’ll have another option to get the most up-to-date information while they’re on the go.”

The taxis will also show clips of NBC primetime and late-night shows. Washington D.C. is the third market, following New York and Philadelphia, to launch local NBC news, weather and headlines in taxis.

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Sports Reporter Jason Pugh Joins WRC

Jason Pugh is joining WRC in Washington, DC as a sports reporter, general manager Jackie Bradford announced this morning.

Pugh comes from West Palm Beach, where he was a sports anchor and feature reporter at WPTV-WFLX. He also works for ESPN 760 radio, where he hosts three shows and provides play-by-play for games.

Pugh replaces Hakem Dermish, who left WRC for ESPN in April, at the NBC O&O. His first day will be December 10.

WRC Sets Plans for Northern Virginia Bureau

Last month, WRC announced plans to open more bureaus in the Washington, DC area. Now, the NBC O&O is releasing more details on the station’s plans for a Northern Virginia bureau, which is set to be fully operational before the end of the year.

Julie Carey (right) who has worked at WRC for 20 years, will be the bureau chief. Carey will be joined by photographer Sean Casey, a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia who has worked at WRC for 15 years.

WRC has also hired a new reporter, David Culver (left), who will be exclusively assigned to the bureau. Culver joins the station on December 17 after four years at WAVY, the NBC affiliate in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

“With our team is fully in place, viewers will see that News4 is the best source for news from Northern Virginia,” WRC president and general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement.  “We are even better positioned to tell big stories that affect the region as well as those in local communities that impact neighborhoods.” Read more

Michael Goldrick Named VP of News at WRC

Michael Goldrick is joining WRC, the NBC O&O in Washington, DC as vice president of news.

Since 2009, Goldrick has been news director at WPXI, the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh. At WRC, he steps into the role that has been vacant since Camille Edwards left for WABC in July.

“Mike is a proven news leader who knows how to be competitive,” WRC general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement.  “I am very excited that our newsroom and our viewers will benefit from his experience, his creativity and his strategic thinking.”

Before joining WPXI, Goldrick held leadership roles at WHEC in Rochester, KOMO in Seattle, WSOC in Charlotte and KPRC in Houston. He will begin at WRC on November 26.

Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss Joins WRC

Adam Tuss is joining WRC as a transportation reporter at the beginning of October.

Tuss joins the NBC O&O in Washington, DC from WTOP radio, where he has spent the last eight years reporting on transportation issues in the region.

In a statement announcing the hire, WRC general manager Jackie Bradford said Tuss “has distinguished himself in Washington as an enterprising reporter who breaks stories in one of the most important beats in our region.”

“Everyone cares about transportation in this area, and there are so many stories to tell,” Tuss said.  “I am thrilled to pursue this exciting new opportunity with such a respected organization.”

WRC Hires New Digital Manager

NBC owned station, WRC has hired Wendy Warren as its Editorial Manager, Digital.

WRC president and general manager, Jackie Bradford announced Warren will oversee the Washington, D.C. station’s website, NBCWashington.com as well as its social media and digital platforms.

Warren comes to WRC from Philly.com, the website of both the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.