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Colbert Checks in with WOI News Team Following Iowa Caucus

Stephen Colbert checked in with his favorite Des Moines local news team, WOI, this week following the Iowa caucus (video above).

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.

Betsy Braun Named Program Director At Hearst Stations in Boston, Manchester

Betsy Braun has been named program director for two Hearst-owned ABC-affiliates: WCVB in Boston and WMUR in Manchester.

Braun is a former vice president of programming at NBC Universal Television. She joins WCVB and WMUR from Braun Media & Marketing, a firm that specializes in digital marketing and PR campaigns for small businesses on the East Coast.

In announcing her hire, WCVB president and general manager Ben Fine said her “extensive experience in television programming will be a tremendous asset to the two stations.”

In addition to her role overseeing programming for both stations, Braun will also manage media relations for WCVB. Her first day is January 12.

SUV Crashes Into WMUR’s Portsmouth Bureau

Two people were hospitalized this weekend after a Chevy Tahoe careened into an office building in New Hampshire that houses WMUR‘s Portsmouth bureau.

Portsmouth police said the two hospitalized — the male driver and a female passenger — did not appear to be wearing seatbelts.

“We’re not quite sure what happened with the driver, but apparently, he lost control and crashed into the building,” Lt. Mark Newport said. Read more

Herman Cain Tears Up for WMUR When Talking About His Wife

Making his first trip to New Hampshire since being accused of sexual harassment, Herman Cain teared up for WMUR‘s cameras when talking about his wife (video above).

The ABC-affiliate was taping Cain for an upcoming special on the Republican president candidates.

After 2 Years of Planning, WMUR Will Launch 10 p.m. Newscast in January

Beginning in January, Manchester’s WMUR will produce a 10 p.m. weekday newscast for the station’s digital subchannel, a Me-TV affiliate.

Plans for the newscast have been in development since 2010, according to the station. In a statement, WMUR president and general manager Jeff Bartlett said the goal is to give viewers a choice between a local newscast on the subchannel and the entertainment programming that airs at 10 p.m. on the main channel, which is the Manchester ABC-affiliate.

Anchors will be Tom Griffith and Tiffany Eddy. They will be joined by chief meteorologist Mike Haddad and sports director Jamie Staton.

WMUR, ABC News To Host New Hampshire Debate

WMUR, the ABC-affiliate in Manchester, is teaming up with ABC News to host a primetime Republican presidential debate in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary.

Although New Hampshire has not set a date for the primary yet, the ABC News-WMUR debate will be held at 9 p.m.ET on the Saturday night before the voters go to the polls. ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will moderate, and the pair will be joined by WMUR anchor Josh McElveen.

In 2008, WMUR and ABC News presented back-to-back Democratic and Republican debates prior to the primary. “We are looking forward to producing another informative debate just days before the ‘First in the Nation’ primary and again providing New Hampshire voters with a critical look at the field of candidates,” WMUR president and general manager Jeff Bartlett said in a statement.

New Hampshire’s WBIN Teams Up With Bloomberg TV For GOP Presidential Debate

WBIN, an independent station serving Boston and New Hampshire, is teaming up with Bloomberg TV and the Washington Post to present a Republican presidential debate focused on the economy.

The debate, slated for October 11, will air on both WBIN and Bloomberg TV. It will be moderated by Charlie Rose, who will ask candidates to detail their job-creation proposals while seated at a round table, surrounded by audience members at Dartmouth College.

WBIN, formerly known as MyNetworkTV affiliate WMYZ, was purchased earlier this year by Carlisle One Media. The station, which has not produced a local newscast since 2009, added a 10 p.m. newscast — anchored by Amanda Decker and Kyle Dennis — to their programming lineup last week. Read more

WPRI Promotes Danielle North to Weekday Newscast

Danielle North has been named co-anchor of WPRI’s weekday morning newscast.

The Providence CBS-affiliate announced today that North, who had previously been anchoring the weekend morning newscast, would join Patrick Little at the “Eyewitness News This Morning” anchor desk.

“Danielle brings a great combination of credibility, experience and enthusiasm to mornings,” said Joe Abouzeid, WPRI’s news director.

North will also host the station’s 8 a.m. lifestyle show, “The Rhode Show,” alongside Little.

North and Little actually go way back.  They both worked at WMUR in Manchester, NH before North left to join WPRI in 1999.

WMUR Partnering with ABC News on Republican ‘Straw Poll’

WMUR is teaming with ABC News to produce a “straw poll” that will determine which potential presidential candidates have the most buzz among members of the New Hampshire Republican party.

WMUR, an ABC-affiliate based in Manchester, NH, announced in December that it would partner with ABC News to cover the state’s Republican presidential primary debate. New Hampshire traditionally has the first presidential primary of the election season.

“We are proud of the First in the Nation tradition in New Hampshire and are happy to be participating in a poll that could likely give us the earliest indication of which candidates Granite State Republicans are watching the closest,” said Alisha McDevitt, WMUR’s News Director.

The poll, which is sanctioned by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, will give members of the state’s Republican party an opportunity this Saturday to anonymously choose their pick to be the 2012 presidential nominee.

In Addition to CNN, WMUR Partnering with ABC News for Debate

On the heels of announcing its partnership with CNN, WMUR is saying that it will team with ABC News to cover the Republican presidential primary debate. The ABC-affiliate will work with both CNN and ABC News to cover the debate, which will be the first big test for Republican presidential hopefuls.

“WMUR is proud of our history of partnering with ABC for presidential debates,” said Jeff Bartlett, WMUR’s president and general manager. “We are looking forward to producing another informative debate.”

WMUR partnered with ABC News in 2008 to produce debates for both the Democratic and Republican primaries. The 2008 debates were some of the highest rated programs in the history of WMUR.
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