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WHTM Adds Locally Produced Lifestyle Show

WHTM, the ABC affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa., has announced the premiere of a locally produced lifestyle program, “Good Day PA!,” this Fall.

“Good Day PA! will feature the people, places, food and events that make our community a great place to live,” WHTM general manager Joe Lewin said in a statement. “At abc27 we have always strived to focus on the news, sports and events that are central to our lives.”

“Good Day PA!” will air at 12:30 p.m. beginning September 9. It will be produced and hosted by Amy Kehm (pictured), who worked as a weekend anchor at WHTM from 2006 to 2011. In the interim, Kehm worked at WBFF in Baltimore and WCIV in Charleston, S.C.

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WHTM Sharing Content with Local Paper

WHTM, the ABC affiliate for Harrisburg, PA, has announced a content sharing agreement with Carlisle, PA newspaper The Sentinel beginning today.

WHTM will be the newspaper’s sole weather provider in print and online.  The Sentinel will help the TV station better cover the Harrisburg market.

“The Sentinel has reporters out there covering things we might miss. On the other hand, we cover Dauphin County, York, Franklin County and Lebanon County, so we’ll have things The Sentinel won’t (ordinarily have) and to put those together is pretty potent,” said WHTM president and general manager Joe Lewin. “There isn’t anything negative about this agreement that I can see. It’s hard to quantify how much of a benefit there is because there is no downside.”

After the jump you can watch WHTM’s story on the agreement. Read more

WHTM Names David Jones Acting News Director

David Jones has been named acting news director at WHTM, the ABC-affiliate in Harrisburg, PA.

Jones has been the assistant news director at WHTM since June. Prior to that, he was an assignment editor at WSOC in Charlotte.

“David has shown tremendous ability to drive our news product consistently forward,” WHTM president and general manager Joe Lewin said in a statement. “His strengths are perfect to lead our daily news efforts and serve our viewers at the highest level.”

The previous WHTM news director is Dennis Fisher. WHTM has not responded to TVSpy’s request for comment on Fisher’s employment status.

>Update: Fisher’s last day at WHTM was April 6, Lewin tells TVSpy in an email.

The station also announced the hire of Keith Blaisdell, a former news director for the station, as director of broadcast operations.