Hegy begin at the WGGB assignment desk and eventually became the station’s main anchor, helming the evening newscasts alongside Dave Madsen. She anchored her last WGGB newscasts Friday night, saying she has taken an anchor position at the Providence CBS affiliate (video above).
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“Eric is a native New Englander who’s very familiar with our area’s dynamic weather, and he has a track record for spot-on forecasting,” WBZ news director John Verrilli said in a statement. “He also has a great deal of experience reporting live, in extreme weather, and his skills will serve the community well when he reports on breaking weather from the WBZ Mobile AccuWeather Lab.”
Fisher will handle the weather forecasts on the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on WBZ and the 10 p.m. newscast on sister station WSBK. Todd Gutner, who is currently the evening meteorologist, will shift to mornings, replacing Melissa Mack, who left WBZ earlier this year. Barry Burbank, who has been filling in on the morning newscast since Mack’s departure, will be the weekend morning meteorologist and Joe Joyce will be the weekend evening meteorologist.
Dunn has anchored WGGB’s morning newscast since 2008. She began her television career in 2006 as a reporter at WAGM, the CBS affiliate in Presque Isle, Maine. In addition to anchoring the morning and noon newscasts, she is WGGB’s medical reporter.
Dunn signs off Wednesday from WGGB. She is rumored to be joining a station in Albany.
“Throughout my broadcast career, I’d always harbored the hope… dream perhaps… of settling back in New England,” Pisano told Bottom Line Communications. “But for whatever reason, my career brought me to the Midwest where I worked, lived, and raised a family for more than 15 years.”
Pisano will be an anchor and reporter for WGGB.
Brushway was sent to the scene to cover the gas leak for the Springfield ABC affiliate. He was one of 20 people injured in the explosion, which happened shortly after he arrived on the scene.
“I called my producer, I said, ‘hey look, it doesn’t really look like anything’s happening, looks like they’re kind of wrapping it up here, can I come back to the station?’ He’s like ‘yeah, we got what we need,’” Brushway recalled. “No less than five seconds later, boom. Next thing I know, I’m just on the ground, lying in glass. There was just debris falling everywhere, and this is the videographer. I’m trying to figure, my camera’s half broken, can I shoot?” Read more
In April, the Springfield, Mass. ABC affiliate brought on Dan Williams and Kim Zachary, a husband-and-wife team team of local radio hosts, to anchor the newscast. On Tuesday, the station announced on Facebook that the pair would no longer be at the helm:
After plenty of internal deliberation and your feedback, we’ve decided to steer 40 in the Morning in a ‘newsier’ direction. As such, Dan and Kim will be moving on to other opportunities. We tried to strike a balance between news and fun, but it was a challenge to get those elements to always mesh well. With all sincerity, we’d like to thank Dan & Kim for trying something new, and being game for anything thrown their way. Everyone at ABC40 wishes them well. Read more
WGGB, the ABC affiliate in Springfield, MA, is launching a weekend morning newscast this Saturday.
The hourlong newscast will air from 7 to 8 a.m. and will be the lead-in program to the weekend edition of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
The station has not yet announced who will anchor the newscast, which will be the only weekend news on WGGB.
In April, WEYI’s owner, Barrington Broadcasting, tapped news director Kathy Reynolds to oversee sister station WNWO in Toledo, in addition to leading the news department at the Flint NBC-affiliate. Giffune will assist Reynolds as she splits time between both stations.
“Neille Giffune is a competitor,” said Becky Butcher, president and CEO of WEYI and WBSF, announcing the hiring. “She understands effective leadership and isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and pitch in to get the job done.” Read more
On Monday, Mueller started a job as a reporter for Bay News 9, the local cable news station in Tampa.
“God has opened a door and I am thoroughly and humbly grateful,” Mueller wrote in a recent post on his Facebook page.
The new job comes just days after Mueller celebrated one year of sobriety. Read more
Valin will be the weekend morning anchor at WTNH. He debuted this weekend.
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