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Hartford’s WTIC Partners With NESN For Red Sox, Bruins Coverage

NESN and WTIC, the Fox affiliate in Hartford, have announced a content-sharing partnership for coverage of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins.

As part of the partnership, NESN’s analysts and announcers will do pre-grame reports for the Hartford station. WTIC sports director Rich Coppola will appear on NESN’s Red Sox pre-game shows, and the WTIC weather team — Joe Furey, Rachel Frank and Dan Amarante — will deliver the forecast for NESN’s pre- and post-game shows.

“This unique partnership allows two powerhouse organizations to come together to provide a unique experience for its audience,” WTIC general manager  Richard J. Graziano said in a statement. “Delivering FOX CT award-winning sports and weather coverage to the strong and loyal Red Sox and Bruins fans in Connecticut is a win-win situation for everyone.”

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Hartford’s WTIC Expands Morning Newscast

WTIC, the Fox-affiliate in Hartford, is revamping its morning news hours beginning next Monday.

Currently, the station’s morning show airs from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., leading in to syndicated programming from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 11 a.m., WTIC airs a half-hour newscast. Beginning next week, the station will scrap the 11 a.m. newscast and tack an extra hour to the morning show — making the expanded hours 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Logan Byrnes will continue to anchor the broadcast with meteorologist Joe Furey; Erika Arias, who began as morning co-anchor this week, will join them from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Meteorologist Rachel Frank, who is normally seen in the evenings on WTIC, will also be featured while Rachel Lutzker is on maternity leave. Geoff Fox will take over Frank’s evening duties in the interim.

Popular Meteorologist Geoff Fox Says WTIC Created Position for Him ‘Out of Thin Air’

Meteorologist Geoff Fox, who announced this morning via Twitter that he was joining WTIC, is now offering some details on his new job.

Fox’s first day with the Fox-affiliate is set for Monday in a position that, as he puts it, WTIC created “out of thin air.”

The veteran meteorologist will deliver technology and science reports for the station’s 4 p.m. newscast, working alongside Rachel Frank, who will continue to do the forecast at 4 and 10. He will then handle weather coverage for the 11 p.m. newscast.

It makes sense that WTIC would create a special position for Fox considering the outpouring of viewer support he received when it was leaked that ABC-affiliate WTNH was dumping him after 26 years. In announcing Fox’s hiring, WTIC emphasized the “social media firestorm” that occurred when WTNH showed him the door. Read more