Wright joins WRC from WTVT, the Fox owned station in Tampa, where she has been a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor since 2008. She has previously worked at WHTM in Harrisburg, Penn. and at WIVT-WBGH in Binghamton, N.Y. She began her television career at WDIV in Detroit.
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Schmidt started at the Harrisburg, PA, ABC station as a weekend producer in 2005. She moved her way up to producing the station’s 7:00 p.m. news, then to assignment editor. She was producer of the 5:00 p.m. news before being named EP.
She started her career as a producer at WCTI in New Bern, NC.
Both Sinclair Broadcasting and Allbritton Communications have been asked for more information in Sinclair’s proposed buy of Allbritton’s Harrisburg, PA, and Charleston, SC, stations.
In a release, Sinclair said the two station groups intend to “respond promptly” to the move otherwise known as a “Second Request.” Sinclair added, “Although there can be no assurances, the parties expect the transaction to close in the first or second quarter of 2014.”
WHTM, the ABC affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa., has announced the premiere of a locally produced lifestyle program, “Good Day PA!,” this Fall.
“Good Day PA! will feature the people, places, food and events that make our community a great place to live,” WHTM general manager Joe Lewin said in a statement. “At abc27 we have always strived to focus on the news, sports and events that are central to our lives.”
“Good Day PA!” will air at 12:30 p.m. beginning September 9. It will be produced and hosted by Amy Kehm (pictured), who worked as a weekend anchor at WHTM from 2006 to 2011. In the interim, Kehm worked at WBFF in Baltimore and WCIV in Charleston, S.C.
Allbritton Communications Company, the parent company of Politico and several ABC affiliates around the country, is considering a sale of its television stations, Politico’s Dylan Byers reports. In a memo to Politico staffers, chairman and CEO Robert Allbritton said the potential sale comes with the desire to “stay on the leading edge” of the rapidly changing media business:
As excited as I am about my future and the company’s, it is not an easy decision to contemplate a break from something that is such an important part of our history. I love the television business, and am deeply appreciative of the success I have had in it. I have treasured working with the media professionals at all of our stations, and in recent years, I have especially enjoyed watching the collaboration here in Washington between POLITICO and WJLA / NewsChannel 8. I have always respected the deep connections with communities that our stations have, and am always humbled by the responsibilities—to citizens, to our employees, and to the next generation—that come with ownership. Those responsibilities are what led me to consider a sale now. This industry is in the midst of rapid consolidation and there are some clear advantages that come with increased scale. I want to ensure that our stations are well-positioned to continue their extraordinary success and participate in all of the new prospects for broadcasting going forward.
Allbritton writes he will look to “invest in or launch media companies that follow the POLITICO model of dominating targeted coverage.” Read his full memo here.
Allbritton owns seven stations: WJLA in Washington, D.C.; WHTM in Harrisburg, Pa.; WBMA in Birmingham, Ala.; KATV in Little Rock, Ark.; KTUL in Tulsa; WSET in Roanoke, Va.; and WCIV in Charleston, S.C. The company also owns NewsChannel8, a 24-hour local cable channel in Washington, D.C.
WHTM will be the newspaper’s sole weather provider in print and online. The Sentinel will help the TV station better cover the Harrisburg market.
“The Sentinel has reporters out there covering things we might miss. On the other hand, we cover Dauphin County, York, Franklin County and Lebanon County, so we’ll have things The Sentinel won’t (ordinarily have) and to put those together is pretty potent,” said WHTM president and general manager Joe Lewin. “There isn’t anything negative about this agreement that I can see. It’s hard to quantify how much of a benefit there is because there is no downside.”
Dennis Buterbaugh returns to Harrisburg ABC-affiliate WHTM, this time as a co-anchor for the morning news.
Buterbaugh was a reporter at WHTM (ABC27) when he left in 2011 to become the press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
“I’m looking forward to joining what I feel is the best morning news team in the market,” Buterbaugh said. “Ali (Lanyon, co-anchor) and Brett (Thackara, meteorologist) are real pros and I think we’ll have a great time waking up with the mid-state each morning at 4:30 a.m.”
In addition to his previous sixteen years at WHTM, Buterbaugh also reported for KPNX in Phoenix, WTAJ in Altoona, PA and WGAL in Lancaster, PA.
In an interview with WHTM, an attorney who recently joined Jerry Sandusky‘s defense team explained that the disgraced football coach was likely showering with young boys in order to teach them personal hygiene.
“People who work with troubled youth will tell you that there are a lot of juvenile delinquents, or people that are dependent, who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body,” attorney Karl Rominger, who was present at Sandusky’s hearing earlier this week, told WHTM. Video inside… Read more
Starting January 9, WPMT will add a 6 p.m. newscast to the programming lineup, the Harrisburg Fox-affiliate announced today.
“At Fox43 News, we are all about choice,” WPMT news director Chris Holden said in a statement. “We want to give viewers the choice to get the news when it fits their schedule.”
Police were called to the Fairview Township, PA home Cekot shares with his girlfriend at 9:30 p.m. last night, according to The Patriot-News. When the police arrived, they found Cekot’s girlfriend had injuries on her lip and ear.
The station mentioned Cekot’s arrest briefly on the 5 p.m. newscast this evening, reading a short statement from WHTM management. Read more
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