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Matt Belanger Joins WTAE as Weekend Anchor

Matt Belanger is joining Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE as a weekend anchor later this month.

Belanger, who begins April 24, will anchor the weekend evening newscasts alongside Shannon Perrine, meteorologist Ray Petelin and sports anchor Guy Junker.

“Matt is dedicated and very hard working and he will be a great fit for our team,” WTAE news director Justin Antoniotti said in a statement. “He understands what needs to be done to meet the high standards on WTAE Channel 4 Action News.”

Belanger comes to WTAE from WGAL in Lancaster, Pa., where he was a government and investigative reporter.

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WTAE Gears Up For Fall Sports With Expanded Sunday Night Newscast

WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, will debut a new full-hour, sports-focused 11 p.m. Sunday newscast beginning this weekend.

Shannon Perrine (pictured, right), who has helmed the weekend evening newscasts since 2009, will continue as anchor. She will be joined by meteorologist Ray Petelin, who is a recent hire at the station, and sports anchor Guy Junker.

The program will deliver “expanded weekend sports coverage with the latest on the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia, as well as national, regional and more local sports news and highlights,” according to the station announcement. Read more

Meteorologist Ray Petelin Joins Pittsburgh’s WTAE

WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, has hired Ray Petelin to be the station’s weekend meteorologist.

Petelin has been a meteorologist for the morning show at WSEE, the CBS affiliate in Erie, since 2003. For the past several weeks, he has also been filling in on WTAE, sparking rumors of his departure to the bigger market.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Saturday Petelin had been hired at WTAE. He will contribute to the weekend evening newscasts.

With the addition of Petelin, WTAE is back up to four staff meteorologists following the departure of Stephen Cropper, who left WTAE in April and joined up with rival station WPXI in July.