“I’m thrilled to be able to work in an area as challenging, weather wise, as Maine, and excited to work with a weather staff with such vast knowledge and experience. But perhaps the best part for me, personally, is that I get to stay right here in New England – it’s where I grew up and call ‘home,’” Burnett told TVSpy.
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Hearst Television has renewed its partnership with PolitiFact, the fact-checking website of the Tampa Bay Times, for a second year.
“Conventional wisdom may hold that television stations relax political news coverage during non-election years, but the reality is different,” Hearst Television chairman and CEO David Barrett said in a statement. “These latest efforts reflect our own continuing commitment to ensure that legislators and regulators whose decisions impact our communities will get a forum, and that their statements and activities will receive the analysis they warrant.”
Hearst has also announced a series of statewide town hall discussions, “Leaders Listen,” in New Hampshire. WMUR, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Manchester, will live-stream the events.
Walcott announced the move to the Manchester ABC affiliate on her twitter page saying, “Hi all: Wanted to announce I am leaving TMJ4 at the end of next week. Have accepted a main anchor job in New Hampshire. Bittersweet day!”
Steve Wexler, executive vice president of the Journal Broadcast Group told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, “Shelley is a very talented anchor and reporter, we’re going to miss her, but we are also very excited for her. She’ll be the main anchor on her new station and closer to her family.” Read more
Harding’s father, Ed Harding, is the primary anchor at WCVB, a rival Boston station of WHDH. He grew up in the area and graduated from Emerson College in Boston. His first day at NBC-affiliated WHDH is Wednesday.
“Saying a fond farewell to New Hampshire and WMUR,” Harding wrote on Twitter. “I’ve enjoyed my years here immensely.”
Spinetto, a general assignment reporter at the station, is moving to Manchester ABC-affiliate WMUR as a reporter. “Thank you for all the support and sharing your stories with me over the past 6 years,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s been an incredible experience.”
Liepman, the noon anchor, is expected to stay at WINK through mid-September before joining him in New Hampshire, according to the News-Press. The couple have both worked at the station for six years.
President Obama is sitting down for another round of local interviews at the White House today.
Obama will be interviewed by Karen Swensen of WWL in New Orleans; Vicki Dortch of WLKY in Louisville (pictured); Gary Metivier of KWQC in Davenport, IA; Josh McElveen of WMUR in Manchester; Debra Morgan of WRAL in Raleigh; Kent Wainscott of WISN in Milawaukee and Jim Synder of KSNV in Las Vegas.
Obama is calling today for an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families making under $250,000 a year. The interviews will air on the evening newscasts tonight.
WMUR, the ABC-affiliate in Manchester, will launch a 10 p.m. newscast next month.
“Tom and Tiffany launched ‘Chronicle’ 10 years ago and have done a fabulous job!” WMUR said in a statement. “We want to thank them for all their wonderful shows.”
Counting down the hours before the New Hampshire primary, WMUR invited Republican presidential hopefuls into its studios on Monday evening to deliver their final pitches to voters in the state.
Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer all appeared live in front of the WMUR cameras during the ABC-affiliate’s 5 o’clock hour on Monday, asking New Hampshire voters–many of whom are still undecided–for their support. Read more
After providing in-depth coverage of the Iowa caucus last week for the Des Moines CBS-affiliate, Price, along with photojournalist Spencer Vaughn, traveled to New Hampshire over the weekend to cover the state’s upcoming primary election.
“Greetings from Bow, New Hampshire!” Price wrote in a blog post on KCCI’s website on Sunday. “Iowans intently watched the caucus process and so our news director thought it would be a good idea to follow through to New Hampshire. We are working on a whole host of interesting stories for the next few days.” Read more
Showing that his local news allegiances can change as quickly as the fortunes of a GOP candidate, Colbert flipped the channel over to New Hampshire’s WMUR after talking to the WOI team.
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