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WTNH Names New Morning, Evening Anchors

ali reed wtnhHartford ABC affiliate WTNH is formally naming two new anchors: Anne Craig is the new evening co-anchor and Ali Reed (pictured) is the new morning co-anchor.

Craig, previously the morning anchor, returned from maternity leave in November. Since her return, she has been filling in on the evening newscast, which was left without a co-anchor when Sonia Baghdady left the station. Reed, previously a reporter at WTNH, filled in on the morning newscast while Craig was on maternity leave.

“We didn’t have to look far to find our two new co-anchors. Their new assignments will allow us to better serve the ever changing needs of our audience,”  WTNH news director Al Carl said in a statement. “Anne’s time on the mornings showed us she would transition nicely to weeknights, and Ali is an excellent journalist who has already made herself a valuable member of the Good Morning Connecticut team.”

More from WTNH after the jump. Read more

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News Director Erik Schrader Out at WTNH

Erik Schrader has left Hartford-New Haven ABC affiliate WTNH, where he has been news director since 2011.

A station source tells TVSpy that Al Carl, who has been managing editor at WTNH since 2012, has been named news director, though it is not clear whether his appointment is temporary. Before joining WTNH, Carl worked as news director at KMTV in Omaha and as executive producer at KSHB in Kansas City.

The Laurel reports Schrader is moving to another LIN Media station as a general manager.

Neither Carl or a spokesperson for LIN Media responded to TVSpy’s request for comment.

KMTV Reporter Erika Summers Suffers Severe Injuries in Car Crash on Her Way to Cover Story

Erika Summers, a reporter with Omaha’s KMTV, is recovering from serious injuries suffered in a car crash that occurred last week as she was traveling to cover a story.

Summers, 27, was the passenger in a Jeep Liberty driven by KMTV’s chief photojournalist, Richard Watson, when the vehicle collided with a tractor on an Iowa highway, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

Summers and Watson were on their way to Essex, IA as part of a story on a local soldier that had recently died in Afghanistan.

Summers, who was wearing a seat-belt according to police reports, suffered a broken wrist and glass in an eye, among other injuries. Watson reportedly escaped without major injuries. Read more