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VIDEO: WFSB Time Lapse Shows How Much Snow Dumped by Blizzard

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 WFSB Reporter, Dies of Cancer

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

Cable Networks Rely on Affiliate Coverage of Connecticut School Shooting

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.

Fox News used aerial coverage from WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City, as well as images from WFSB, the CBS affiliate in Hartford, while WNYW’s chopper was en route.

MSNBC used aerial pictures provided by NBC O&O WVIT, which was the first station in Hartford to report the shooting this morning.

CNN is affiliated with three Hartford stations — WFSB, WTIC and WTNH, as well as New York City ABC O&O WABC (pictured). The network has used coverage from all of them today.

Hartford Stations Cover Shooting at Elementary School

Local Hartford stations broke in to regular programming this morning to cover the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

NBC-owned WVIT reported the news at 10:26 a.m. with a quick update at  from morning anchor Brad Drazen who asked viewers to stay tuned for more information before going to break.

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.

News 12 Connecticut arrived  on the scene at 10:53 a.m., cutting in to reporter Frank Recchia‘s piece and quickly going to live footage from its Chopper 12.

Streaming Sandy Coverage Drives Record Traffic for Local TV Websites

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.

East Coast Stations Deliver Extended Hurricane Coverage as Sandy Marches On

Stations in major markets across the East Coast chose to preempt, or partially preempt, network morning shows Monday to remain in extended local coverage of Hurricane Sandy.

In New York City, where the subways and buses have been shut down since Sunday night, the local stations all began live storm coverage at 4amET. NBC O&O WNBC went to “Today” at 7 a.m. and returned to local programming at 7:30 a.m. WCBS aired only the first hour of “CBS This Morning,” and WABC aired “Good Morning America” in its entirety.

In Philadelphia, KYW joined “CBS This Morning” a few minutes after 7 a.m. and continued its local newscast on CW affiliate WPSG. WCAU aired the first half hour of “Today” and returned to local coverage at 7:30 a.m., and WPVI aired “Good Morning America.” Read more

Anchor Changes at WFSB

WFSB, the CBS-affiliate in Hartford/New Haven, has made some changes to its anchor line up.

Hena Daniels moves over from the weekend desk to join Dennis House at 11pm weekdays. House, who has been anchoring solo for four years, eagerly tweeted the move, saying “I am pleased to tell you Hena Daniels will be my new co-anchor on Ch. 3 Eyewitness News at 11!”

New London Bureau Chief Kevin Hogan will take the slot vacated by Daniels on weekend nights while reporter Tina Martin will anchor weekend mornings.

Months After Saying Goodbye to WFSB, Hartford Anchor Al Terzi to Join Rival WTIC

Veteran Hartford anchor Al Terzi is joining WTIC, the Fox-affiliate announced this weekend.

Terzi’s 28-year tenure at CBS-affiliate WFSB came to an end in February after talks to extend his contract failed. “I could retire, of course, but I do want to keep going,” he told viewers during his sign-off from the station.

Terzi’s specific assignment at WTIC has not yet been announced, but he told the Hartford Courant that his responsibilities will include filling in on the anchor desk and working alongside reporter Laurie Perez on “The Real Story,” which airs Sundays. He will also co-anchor the evening news on Fridays. Read more

VIDEO: WFSB Meteorologist Cuts Sleeves Off to Deliver Hot Forecast

With temperatures well into the 90s in Connecticut, WFSB meteorologist Mark Dixon cut the sleeves off his dress shirt and delivered the forecast with naked arms Thursday.

Station management had apparently relaxed the dress code to include sleeveless tops during the heat wave, which Dixon took as an opportunity to keep cool on-air (or show off his guns). Video inside… Read more

Dennis House Marks 20 Years at Hartford’s WFSB

Dennis House is celebrating 20 years on the air at WFSB, the CBS-affiliate in Hartford.

House co-anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and moderates “Face the State,” WFSB’s weekly political affairs program. The station saluted him with a tribute piece assembled by his co-anchor, Denise D’Ascenzo.

“I feel really blessed, I really do,” House said after the tribute. “To be any place for 20 years is certainly an accomplishment. And I’ve loved it, I’ve made some great friends.” Video inside… Read more

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