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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.

WTNH Hires Jeff Valin to Anchor Weekend Mornings

Jeff Valin has been hired at WTNH, the ABC-affiliate in Hartford-New Haven, according to the New Haven Register.

The new role is a return to Hartford for Valin, who was a reporter at Fox-affiliate WTIC from 2008-10. He was most recently an anchor-reporter at WGGB, the ABC-affiliate in Springfield, MA.

Valin will be the weekend morning anchor at WTNH. He debuted this weekend.

Jennifer Bosworth Leaving Hartford’s WTIC

Jennifer Bosworth is leaving Hartford Fox-affiliate WTIC to join Back9Network, a golf channel started by her husband, the Hartford Courant reports.

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’s WTIC Partners With Local Newspaper

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.

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