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WHTM Sharing Content with Local Paper

WHTM, the ABC affiliate for Harrisburg, PA, has announced a content sharing agreement with Carlisle, PA newspaper The Sentinel beginning today.

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.”

After the jump you can watch WHTM’s story on the agreement. Read more

Dennis Buterbaugh Back at WHTM

Dennis ButerbaughDennis 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 WHTM Interview, Defense Attorney Says Sandusky Showered with Boys to Teach Them Hygiene

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

In Harrisburg, WPMT Expands Evening News

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.”

The station currently has a 6:30 p.m. newscast anchored by Evan Forrester and Heather Warner. The pair will also anchor the 6 p.m. newscast when it debuts next year.

The new newscast will compete in the 6 p.m. hour with NBC-affiliate WGAL, CBS-affiliate WHP and ABC-affiliate WHTM, each of which broadcasts news in that timeslot.

WHTM Reporter Chris Cekot Arrested For Assault

Chris Cekot, a reporter at Harrisburg ABC-affiliate WHTM, was arrested Sunday night on charges of domestic assault and terroristic threats, according to the station.

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

WTVT Promotes Kristin Wright to Weekend Anchor

Kristin Wright, a general assignment reporter at Fox owned-and-operated WTVT in Tampa, has been promoted to weekend anchor.

Wright has been filling in as the station’s weekend anchor for the past two weeks, according to The Tampa Tribune. She replaces Nerissa Prest, who parted ways with WTVT in August.

Before joining WTVT in 2008, Wright was a general assignment reporter at WHTM in Harrisburg, PA. She has also worked as an anchor in WIVT-WBGH in Binghamton and WDIV in her native Detroit.

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