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WTIC Adds Crystal Hall as Reporter

Crystal Hall will be joining Hartford-New Haven, CT, FOX affiliate WTIC as a multimedia journalist.

“Crystal adds strength to our team,” said WTIC news director Coleen Marren. “Her previous reporting experience will be put to good use here in Connecticut with all the economic and security issues facing our communities.”

Hall comes to WTIC from KAUZ in Wichita Falls, TX, where she was the weekend anchor and reporter.

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Hartford’s WTIC Partners With NESN For Red Sox, Bruins Coverage

NESN and WTIC, the Fox affiliate in Hartford, have announced a content-sharing partnership for coverage of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins.

As part of the partnership, NESN’s analysts and announcers will do pre-grame reports for the Hartford station. WTIC sports director Rich Coppola will appear on NESN’s Red Sox pre-game shows, and the WTIC weather team — Joe Furey, Rachel Frank and Dan Amarante — will deliver the forecast for NESN’s pre- and post-game shows.

“This unique partnership allows two powerhouse organizations to come together to provide a unique experience for its audience,” WTIC general manager  Richard J. Graziano said in a statement. “Delivering FOX CT award-winning sports and weather coverage to the strong and loyal Red Sox and Bruins fans in Connecticut is a win-win situation for everyone.”

WTIC Apologizes for Footage Used in Coverage of ‘Women’s Day’

WTIC, the FOX affiliate for Hartford-New Haven, CT, has apologized for airing footage showing close-ups of women’s breasts in a story about an event at the Connecticut Capitol highlighting women’s rights.

On its facebook page, the station posted the following:

FOX CT apologizes for mistakenly airing inappropriate file footage in conjunction with this morning’s report on Women’s Day at the Connecticut State Capitol. The video should never have aired. FOX CT will publicly apologize on today’s newscasts, as well as through our social media platforms. We are also implementing procedures to keep this from happening in the future. FOX CT is committed to recognizing and applauding the significant contributions of women, both in Connecticut and throughout the country.

After the footage aired, the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women called for an apology and asked that all employees undergo sexual harassment training, “The airing of the footage is repugnant and is not of the level of a credible news organization,” Jacqueline Kozin, co-president of CT NOW said in a press release. “Fox CT News, whether they intended to or not, has just inserted their organization into a culture war and sent the message that women should not be taken seriously. It is an insult to the female employees at Fox and to women throughout Connecticut.” Read more

WTIC To Debut 5PM News Next Week

WTIC, the FOX affiliate for Hartford, CT, will debut a one hour 5:00 p.m. news starting next Monday, January 28.

Currently WTIC’s weekday evening news lineup includes a 4:00, 10:00, and an 11:00 p.m. show.

The new 5:00 p.m. show will be anchored by Alison Morris, Al Terzi, Rich Coppola and Rachel Frank.

The station has a snazzy promo for the added newscast you can watch after the jump. Read more

Cable Networks Rely on Affiliate Coverage of Connecticut School Shooting

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.

Fox News used aerial coverage from WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City, as well as images from WFSB, the CBS affiliate in Hartford, while WNYW’s chopper was en route.

MSNBC used aerial pictures provided by NBC O&O WVIT, which was the first station in Hartford to report the shooting this morning.

CNN is affiliated with three Hartford stations — WFSB, WTIC and WTNH, as well as New York City ABC O&O WABC (pictured). The network has used coverage from all of them today.

Reporter George Colli Leaving Hartford’s WTIC

After being unable to agree on the terms of a new contract, George Colli is parting ways with WTIC, The Laurel reports.

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.

High Schooler to Report for FOX Connecticut

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.

Coleen Marren, news director for the Hartford-New Haven Fox affiliate told the Hartford Courant, “We are thrilled to have Ben join the team.”

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.

Months After Saying Goodbye to WFSB, Hartford Anchor Al Terzi to Join Rival WTIC

Veteran Hartford anchor Al Terzi is joining WTIC, the Fox-affiliate announced this weekend.

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

Reporter Jenn Bernstein Joins KYW in Philadelphia

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.

VIDEO: Worker Invades WTIC’s Traffic Camera

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.

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