Clemons made his WTIC debut on the 5 p.m. newscast Thursday.
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“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 evacuated due to bomb threat. twitter.com/DennisHouseWFS…
— Dennis House (@DennisHouseWFSB) May 24, 2013
Employees were allowed back into the station shortly before 6pmET; House told TVSpy that the 6 p.m. newscast will go on as scheduled.
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 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.
A photographer at Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB put together a time lapse video of the snowfall from this weekend’s blizzard.
The video illustrates just how much snow fell in Hartford, CT, between 4:00 p.m. Friday until just before 9:00 a.m Saturday. The blizzard dumped as much as three feet of snow on some parts of Connecticut.
Brian Garnett, former reporter for Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. Garnett, who most recently worked as the director of external affairs for the Connecticut Department of Corrections, reported for WSFB for 21 years.
Anchor Dennis House announced the news on the WFSB Sunday newscast, calling Garnett a “top-notch journalist who began his career at WFSB in 1980.” With his voice cracking from emotion, House added, “Brian broke numerous stories around the state. Brian died earlier today after a long battle with cancer.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s family and friends during this sad time,” said Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman in a statement. “He served the State of Connecticut for nearly 12 years—his work in the Department’s communications and legislative units will be missed by his colleagues, and his absence will be felt across the entire agency.” Read more
Fox News, CNN and MSNBC have all been in breaking news coverage of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. since shortly before 11 a.m. Friday morning. The early coverage provided by FNC, CNN and MSNBC relied heavily on affiliates from Hartford and New York City as the cable networks rushed to get their own correspondents to the scene.
Local Hartford stations broke in to regular programming this morning to cover the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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CBS affiliate WFSB reported the news at 10:29 a.m. with anchor Eric Parker. ABC affiliate WTNH reported it at 10:30 a.m., breaking into the “Rachael Ray” show” with a special report anchored by Keith Kountz.
Stations who streamed their live coverage of Hurricane Sandy on their websites and mobile apps are reporting record traffic according to Broadcasting & Cable.
The ABC O&O, WPVI in Philadelphia, hit a single day record of 13.1 million page views across mobile and desktop on Monday October 29th and had over 9 million page views on Sunday, October 28th. Meanwhile, The ABC owned WABC station in New York City also hit a record 7 million page views on mobile and desktop on October 29, when it had 2 million unique visitors.
B&C also said stations who streamed coverage also drove downloads of their mobile apps. As of this writing, Cablevision’s News12 (#2), Philadelphia ABC O&O WPVI (#5), Boston’s ABC affiliate WCVB (#7), WFSB the CBS affiliate for Hartford-New Haven, CT (#8) and New York’s ABC O&O WABC (#10) occupied 5 of the top ten free news apps available on iTunes. CNN holds the top spot.