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Scott Perkins Named VP, Creative Services Director at WTTG-WDCA

wttg logoFox has named Scott Perkins vice president and creative services director at WTTG-WDCA in Washington, D.C. Perkins will begin in his new role July 14.

“Scott’s background in design and art across a variety of sectors, gives him a unique perspective. A D.C. native with a wealth of creative experience, he was the ideal choice to lead this department,” WTTG-WDCA general manager Patrick Paolini said in a statement.

Perkins comes from Bowie State University, where he was an executive creative director and consultant.

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WTTG Expands in the Morning, Adds Saturday Show

wttg logoWashington, D.C. FOX owned station WTTG is expanding its morning shows by adding eight hours of local news a week.

Weekdays, Good Day D.C. will air from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. beginning June 16.

On July 12, WTTG will add a Saturday show called FOX 5 News Morning airing from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.. FOX 5 News Morning Sunday will add an hour and also begin airing from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

“The appetite for more local news has increased; we listened and decided to expand,” Patrick Paolini, WTTG VP and GM, said in a statement. “This is an exciting time for our industry, when local viewers demand relevant and accurate news with more immediacy than ever before, expecting us to report beyond the headlines everyone else is reporting.”

WTTG Adds Investigative Reporter Emily Miller

Emily MillerEmily Miller has been named chief investigative reporter for WTTG, the Fox-owned station in Washington, D.C. Miller begins April 28 and will contribute primarily to the station’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

“Emily’s tenacity and experience as a print reporter covering a wide range of issues makes her a fierce competitor and an asset for FOX 5. We will count on her to ask the tough questions and are thrilled to welcome her to our news team,” WTTG general manager Patrick Paolini said in a statement.

Miller was most recently the senior editor of The Washington Times’ Opinion Pages. She has previously worked in ABC News’ D.C. bureau as an associate producer for “This Week” and “Good Morning America.”

“FOX 5 is giving me the opportunity to uncover corruption, investigate criminals and challenge the power structure in Washington,” Miller said. “I’m looking forward to working with such a talented team that brings D.C. the facts and insight into the stories that everyone is talking about, or should be talking about.”

‘It Was Scary’: Wife of WTTG GM in Maryland Mall During Shooting

Kristin Paolini, the wife of WTTG general manager Patrick Paolini, told the Washington, D.C. FOX owned station what it was like being inside the mall during Saturday morning’s Maryland mall shooting.

Paolini said she was inside a Macy’s dressing room when the shooting started. “As soon as we exited the dressing room,” Paolini told WTTG anchor Laura Evans. “We knew that something horrible was happening.”

Darion Marcus Aguilar used a 12-gauge shotgun to kill two employees of a skateboard shop inside The Mall in Columbia, MD, before turning the gun on himself.

Paolini said she was in contact with her brother who is a Sergeant in the Connecticut State Police. She said he let her know what was happening and was telling her what to do, as she said, “just in case.”

As Steve Chenevey Returns to WTTG, Tony Perkins Moves to Evenings

chenevey perkinsWith Steve Chenevey (left) set to rejoin Fox-owned WTTG in Washington, D.C., next month, changes are afoot for the station’s morning and evening anchor lineups. Chenevey will co-anchor the morning newscast beginning November 4 and Tony Perkins (right) will move to evenings beginning October 28.

“I am thrilled to announce Steve’s return to the FOX 5 family and Tony’s move to evenings. This new talent lineup will enhance our incredible bench of reliable and engaging news anchors, who continue to keep our commitment to bringing viewers relevant and compelling local news,” WTTG vice president and general manager Patrick Paolini said in a statement.

Chenevey, who was most recently the morning anchor at rival WJLA, will co-anchor “Fox 5 Morning News” alongside Allison Seymour. Perkins, who has been WTTG’s morning anchor since 2012, will co-anchor the 5 p.m. newscast with Laura Evans and the 10 p.m. newscast with Shawn Yancy.

“I’ve always been a believer that you actually can go home again and I’m incredibly fortunate to get the chance to return to my FOX 5 News family. I’m ready to jump back in without skipping a beat,” Chenevey said. “I can’t wait to see so many familiar faces and reunite with our loyal viewers.”

More from Fox after the jump. Read more

Dana Hahn Joins WTTG as News Director

Dana Hahn will join WTTG-WDCA, Fox’s duopoly in Washington, D.C., as vice president and news director.

Hahn moves to D.C. from Detroit, where she has been vice president and news director at Fox-owned WJBK for 12 years. She began her career at Fox as WJBK’s broadcast operations coordinator in 1996.

“Dana led WJBK to the #1 position and under her leadership, maintained its role as the market leader for many years. Her creativity, signature style and news acumen is unmatched and I look forward to seeing her influence on our newscasts,” WTTG VP-GM Patrick Paolini said in a statement.

Hahn replaces Phil Metlin, who retired last month. More from WTTG after the jump. Read more

Evening Anchor Brian Bolter Leaving WTTG

After 14 years at WTTG, Brian Bolter is saying goodbye to the Fox owned station in Washington, D.C.

“We want to thank Brian for his 14 years of service to WTTG. We wish him much success in the future,” WTTG vice president and general manager Patrick Paolini told TVSpy in a statement.

Bolter anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts solo and the 10 p.m. newscast alongside Shawn Yancy. His last day at WTTG will be Thursday.

>Update: Bolter, who owns two restaurants in the DC area, writes on his blog:

After nearly 14 years at WTTG-TV FOX 5, I recently approached the station and asked to pursue other interests. On the verge of opening DRY 85, our second restaurant in two years and with no plans to stop anytime soon, I realized it was time to finally follow my head and heart in writing this new chapter in life. The station agreed and we’re amicably parting ways.

After 21 Years with Fox, WTTG News Director Phil Metlin Announces Retirement

WTTG vice president and news director Phil Metlin has announced his retirement from the Fox O&O in Washington, D.C.

“I feel blessed to have had the chance to associate with so many great journalists over the past two decades here at FOX. Looking back, I am in awe of the things we witnessed together,” Metlin told TVSpy in a statement. “Great work was produced and I’m proud of what we accomplished. I wish nothing but the best for all my colleagues throughout the company.”

Before joining WTTG in 2010, Metlin was news director at two other Fox owned stations, WTXF in Philadelphia and WTVT in Tampa.

“I would like to thank Phil for his 21 years of outstanding service and dedication to FTS,” WTTG vice president and general manager Patrick Paolini said. “He has been a valued member of our team and I’d like to wish him well in the next chapter of his life.”

Joe Oulvey Named EVP of Fox Station Sales

Joe Oulvey has been named executive vice president of Fox Station Sales, responsible for overseeing the national sales efforts for all 28 Fox O&Os. He replaces Patrick Paolini, who was recently named VP-GM for WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, D.C.

Oulvey was most recently the EVP of Ad Sales for Twentieth Television. Before that, he was SVP of Fox Station Sales.

“I am pleased to welcome Joe back to FSS. I know he will continue his record of success in providing our station group with exceptional national representation,” Fox Television Stations president of sales Jim Burke said in a statement.

Fox Names Patrick Paolini VP-GM of WTTG

Patrick Paolini has been named vice president and general manager of WTTG-WDCA, Fox’s duopoly in Washington, D.C.

It is a return to D.C. for the longtime Fox executive, who worked at WTTG-WDCA as vice president and general sales manager earlier in his career. He has also been VP-GM for WTXF in Philadelphia and VP and director of sales for WNYW-WWOR in New York City. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Fox Station Sales.

“Patrick has done a stellar job in leading our FSS sales team. His past success as a General Manager make him the ideal choice as we look to grow WTTG’s position in the DC market,” Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy said in a statement.

Paolini replaces Duffy Dyer, who announced his retirement yesterday. Dyer will remain with the station through the transition period.

The full press release from Fox is after the jump. Read more

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