Fox News, CNN and MSNBC have all been in breaking news coverage of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. since shortly before 11 a.m. Friday morning. The early coverage provided by FNC, CNN and MSNBC relied heavily on affiliates from Hartford and New York City as the cable networks rushed to get their own correspondents to the scene.
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Colli, a Connecticut native, joined the Hartford Fox affiliate as a general assignment reporter in 2010.
“I had a great experience at Fox CT and I’ll be forever grateful to [News Director] Coleen Marren and [General Manager] Rich Graziano for giving me this opportunity and the same to all the great people who work there and have become friends,” Colli told The Laurel.
WTIC (FOXCT) has added Ben Goldman, a Connecticut high schooler, to their news team. But stifle those cries of reporters getting younger every year, Goldman will only report on charity events around Connecticut.
Goldman, a brain cancer survivor, hosts “Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner” which is listed on the station’s website as raising awareness for various charities around Connecticut.
The Wethersfield High School junior also covers sports for WCTV 14, Wethersfield’s public access channel.
Terzi’s 28-year tenure at CBS-affiliate WFSB came to an end in February after talks to extend his contract failed. “I could retire, of course, but I do want to keep going,” he told viewers during his sign-off from the station.
Terzi’s specific assignment at WTIC has not yet been announced, but he told the Hartford Courant that his responsibilities will include filling in on the anchor desk and working alongside reporter Laurie Perez on “The Real Story,” which airs Sundays. He will also co-anchor the evening news on Fridays. Read more
Jenn Bernstein is joining KYW as a general assignment reporter, the Philadelphia CBS O&O announced today.
Bernstein joins KYW from WTIC, the Fox-affiliate in Hartford, where she has been a reporter since May 2010. Previously, she was a reporter and fill-in anchor at YNN in Buffalo.
Bernstein began her broadcasting career at Albany’s Capital News 9 in 2007 as an associate producer, assignment editor and traffic reporter. She went on to be a video producer for “Capital Tonight,” a statewide political program, before joining YNN.
An industrious Connecticut state worker made a surprise cameo on WTIC‘s morning newscast Thursday. As traffic reporter Rachel Lutzker was set to update viewers on commuting conditions, a worker started to meticulously clean a highway traffic camera (video above).
“In all of the years I have done this, I have never seen this in my entire life,” Lutzker said.
Valin will be the weekend morning anchor at WTNH. He debuted this weekend.
Since September, Bosworth has been the station’s weekend anchor. She joined WTIC as a general assignment reporter in 2007. Her last day will be Friday, she announced yesterday on Twitter.
“Overwhelmed,” Bosworth wrote. “Thank you everyone for all your well wishes!”
Bosworth will continue to work in Hartford on special projects, including writing for Hartford Magazine.
Hartford Fox-affiliate WTIC has announced a partnership with a local newspaper in the region, the Merdian Record-Journal.
The station has built a studio in the Record-Journal newsroom, according to a station statement on the partnership. The WTIC 4 p.m. newscast, which is anchored by Brent Hardin, will feature live reports by the newspaper’s reporters.
“Any opportunity where we can share local content is a win-win for the viewers and readers of these two outstanding news organizations,” WTIC vice president and general manager Rich Graziano said in a statement.
As the AMS holds its annual meeting this week, a group of conservationists has launched a campaign pressuring TV meteorologists “to report the facts about climate change.”
Forecast the Facts is backed by three non-profit organizations and its goal is to hold meteorologists accountable on climate change.
“Scientists have been predicting for years that human-induced climate change would lead to a future of increasingly dangerous extreme weather events,” the campaign states. “But when most Americans tune into their local weather report, they won’t hear a peep about climate change. Why? Because the majority of TV meteorologists don’t believe in it.” Read more