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WFSB Quietly Goes Solo at 5:30 p.m.

dascenzo_wfsbWFSB recently went with Denise D’Ascenzo as solo anchor for the Hartford-New Haven CBS station’s 5:30 p.m. newscast.

The show used to be anchored by D’Ascenzo and Dennis House. House assured TVSpy there weren’t any ulterior motives behind the move.

“It’s part of a new long term  contract,” House said. “I already do the 5, 6 and 11 and “Face the State,” so that’s a full plate. During the 5:30 I now get to focus on the 6pm news which is the highest rated newscast in market and it gives the 5:30 a different look.”

A Meredith spokesperson had no comment for TVSpy.

Olessa Stepanova Leaving Hartford for Boston’s WCVB

stepanova_wfsbWFSB‘s Olessa Stepanova is headed to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB.

A station spokesperson confirmed with TVSpy, the morning traffic reporter for the Meredith owned Hartford-New Haven CBS affiliate is leaving in January when her contract expires.

Stepanova started her career at News 12 Long Island and has also worked for NY1.

[The Laurel]

WATCH: Weatherman Learns Lesson Late in Life. Don’t Eat Stuff Off the Floor


This morning Scot Haney, the weatherman for Hartford-New Haven CBS affiliate WFSB, learned a hard lesson many of us learn very early in life.

Haney walked on set and started picking pieces of what he thought were Grape Nuts off the news set floor. “They taste like shoes.” said Haney. “I don’t think those were Grape Nuts.”

He was right. “Ladies and gentleman. Those were not Grape Nuts I ate,” Haney told viewers. “My cat threw up and I must have stepped in it and that’s what I ate. I ate cat vomit.”

He then chose to tweet the event out to more people:

[FTVLive]

Len Besthoff Joins WVIT From Rival WFSB

After 11 years at Hartford-New Haven CBS affiliate WFSB, Len Besthoff is joining rival WVIT.

According to a memo to WVIT staffers obtained by The Laurel, Besthoff will be the NBC owned station’s chief investigative reporter. “This addition to our Troubleshooters Unit assures that we will continue to build on the momentum developed over the past 20 months. We have created the premier investigative team in the state,” the WVIT memo reads.

At WFSB, Besthoff was the Hartford bureau chief and an investigative reporter. Before moving to Hartford, he worked at WRAL in Raleigh-Durham and WDBJ in Lynchburg.

‘He Fired at Me’: WFSB Cameraman Runs From Suspect in Manhunt

With his camera rolling, a WFSB cameraman crossed paths with the armed subject of a police manhunt in a Connecticut neighborhood and lived to talk about it.

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In the video you can hear the cameraman for the Hartford CBS affiliate yell to reporter Kim Lucey, “Kim. He’s right here.” You then see the suspect, Andrew Samuolis, wearing a bullet proof vest and holding a gun in his hand as he appears from behind some trees. Samuolis sees the cameraman and points the gun at his own head. The cameraman yells, “Shit,” and runs away as the gunman fires a shot. Seconds later several shots can be heard. When the cameraman gets to his van he says, “He fired at me.”

Lucey later tweeted, “Just saw the suspect fire shots – my photographer and I hit the ground, called 911. Read more

Sportscaster Eric Clemons Joins WTIC

Sportscaster Eric Clemons has joined WTIC, the Fox affiliate in Hartford.

Clemons is a veteran sportscaster who began his career in 1984 at WALA, the Fox affiliate in Mobile, Ala. He has also worked at ESPN, Fox, WHDH in Boston, WFSB in Hartford and WVUE in New Orleans.

Clemons made his WTIC debut on the 5 p.m. newscast Thursday.

Jeff Jeandheur Joins KPIX as Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering

Jeff Jeandheur has been named director of broadcast operations and engineering for KPIX-KBCW, the CBS duopoly in San Francisco.

“Jeff brings us a solid combination of experience in news production and  digital broadcast operations.  He’s been a successful news photographer, director, operations manager and director of engineering – all in major markets.  We look forward to having him oversee our facilities and operations,” KPIX-KBCW president and general manager Bruno Cohen said in a statement.

Jeandheur comes from KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston, where he was the director of engineering and production. During his 17 years at the station, he also worked as manager of news operations and manager of production and special projects. He has also worked at WFSB in Hartford, WMTW in Portland and WEWS in Cleveland.

WFSB in Hartford Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a bomb threat. Anchor Dennis House tweeted the news:


Employees were allowed back into the station shortly before 6pmET; House told TVSpy that the 6 p.m. newscast will go on as scheduled.

Dan Kain Retiring After 26 Years at WFSB

Reporter Dan Kain is signing off from WFSB after more than 25 years at the Hartford CBS affiliate, according to The Laurel.

Kain joined the station in October 1987. His last day will be June 7.

“In editorial meetings, so often Dan is our ‘tie-breaker’ when we are deciding the merits of a story. He is smart and funny and can see a story for what it is … or (even better) isn’t,” news director Dana Neves told The Laurel. “If you are lucky, really lucky you get to tell people you worked alongside one the “greats”.  We are all so lucky to be able to say that we worked with the great Dan Kain.”

Scott McDonnell Joins KMBC in Kansas City

Scott McDonnell is the newest reporter at KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City.

“Scott is a very strong reporter who wants the big story,” news director Sherrie Brown said in a statement. “I know our viewers will like him personally and respect him professionally. He is laser focused on doing what reporters should do; tell stories that are compelling and relevant to our viewers.”

McDonnell previously worked at Central Florida News 13 in Orlando and Bay News 9 in Tampa. He has worked at WSEE in Erie, Pa., WSHM in Springfield, Mass. and WFSB in Hartford. He begins at KMBC on March 4.

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