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Anne Craig Joins New Haven’s WTNH As Reporter, Weekend Anchor

Anne Craig, who left New York City’s WNYW in April after her contract was not renewed, has joined WTNH as a reporter and weekend anchor.

Craig left WNYW, the Fox owned-and-operated station in New York City, after eight years as a general assignment reporter with a focus on entertainment.

“Anne is a proven journalist and anchor who will complement the strongest and most experienced team of reporters, anchors and photographers in Connecticut broadcasting,” managing editor John Bell said in a statement. “Anne is a terrific addition to the News 8 team.”

Before joining WNYW, Craig also worked at WOFL, the Fox O&O in Orlando. Her first day at the Hartford-New Haven ABC affiliate is today.

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As Geoff Fox Joined Rival Station, WTNH Added Meteorologist Erica Grow

In the same week that longtime WTNH meteorologist Geoff Fox joined rival station WTIC, the ABC-affiliate added Erica Grow to its weather team.

WTNH announced on Friday that Grow would be working the 6, 10, and 11 p.m. weekend evening newscasts alongside anchors Sara Welch and Don Lark.

“Erica is an experienced, respected and dynamic meteorologist and we’re excited to have her join Storm Team 8,” said John Bell, WTNH’s managing editor. In a possible allusion to Fox’s joining WTIC, Bell emphasized that, with the addition of Grow, the station has “the most talented collection of weather professionals in Connecticut broadcasting.”

Grow previously worked as a weekend meteorologist for Philadelphia’s WPVI. She left the ABC-affiliate at end of 2009 as her contract expired. Read more

Trying to Compete with New York Stations, WTNH Opens Bureau in Connecticut Post Newsroom

WTNH announced today that is has struck a partnership with the Connecticut Post. As part of the new arrangement, WTNH, an ABC-affiliate based in New Haven, will operate a Fairfield County bureau in the newsroom of the Connecticut Post and regularly broadcast segments from inside.

“Our new partnership with the Connecticut Post will give News 8 shared access to their resources and viewers will see increased news coverage immediately,” John Bell, WTNH’s managing editor, said in announcing the move. “We’re very excited about the opportunities this partnership will provide now and in the future.”

The Connecticut Post is based in Fairfield County, the most populous county in the state and an area currently considered part of the New York DMA. By moving into the Post newsroom, WTNH hopes to compete with New York stations and increase its standing with Connecticut viewers. Read more