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WFSB Remembers Famous Alum Gayle King

WFSB took a look back at Gayle King‘s tenure at the station this weekend, honoring the former Connecticut anchor as she prepares to take over CBS’s revamped morning show.

“Even though it has been a dozen years since Gayle left the big 3, she remains in the hearts of many of us here, and definitely in the hearts of viewers across our state,” WFSB’s Dennis House, who anchored alongside King in the 90s, wrote on his blog.

King worked at WFSB, a CBS-affiliate, from 1981 to 1999. The station dug through the archives for a segment that aired during House’s Sunday morning show, “Face the State.” Video inside… Read more

Longtime WFSB Weathercaster Charlie Bagley Dies

Longtime WFSB weathercaster Charlie Bagley passed away at his home this weekend.  He was 82.

“It is a sad day here at Channel 3 as we’ve learned of the passing of a member of our family,” WFSB anchor Dennis House wrote on his blog today.  “The viewers loved Charlie, and he loved his job.”

Bagley spent over two decades forecasting the weather for the Hartford CBS-affiliate, dating back to a time when the station’s call letters were WTIC.  Known as “Fair Weather Charlie,” Bagley retired from WFSB in the mid-90s.

WFSB Anchor Dennis House Admits His Involvement in News Story that Aired a Week Ago

WFSB anchor Dennis House, who was recently named one of the most influential people in Hartford, became part of the news last week when he called the cops after finding a child left unattended in a car.  The father of the child was eventually arrested upon returning to the vehicle.

Touting it as “a story you saw first on channel 3,” WFSB reported on the incident last week, without mentioning House’s involvement.  A reporter from Patch, though, discovered House’s name on the police report and now the veteran anchor is speaking out about what happened. Read more

WFSB’s ‘Face the State’ beats national Sunday shows in Hartford/New Haven

WFSB‘s locally produced “Face the State” public affairs show was the most-watched Sunday morning show in Connecticut during May sweeps, beating out the national shows including NBC’s “Meet the Press” and ABC’s “This Week.”

Anchor Dennis House said the show’s success is a result of Connecticut’s closely-watched races over the past year. “We had such an exciting senate race last year (Blumenthal/McMahon) and a governor’s race that went beyond election night (Malloy/Foley),” House tells TVSpy. As a result, “first-time viewers were attracted to ‘Face the State,’” he says.

“Face the State,” which airs at 11 a.m. has the lead-in of “Face the Nation” and goes head-to-head with “The Chris Matthews Show” on WVIT and paid programming on WTNH. ABC’s “This Week” airs at 9 a.m on WTNH, going head-to-head with “FOX News Sunday” on WTIC while “Meet the Press” airs at 10 a.m on WVIT.

When the audiences are added up, “Face the State” came out on top in May.

“I think when it comes down to it, people are preferring to watch local politicians who have an impact on their daily lives,” House says.

WFSB Meteorologist Moonlights as Lady Gaga

Meteorologist Scot Haney currently appears on WFSB‘s weekday morning newscasts but he may have a future as a Lady Gaga impersonator.

Haney made a bombastic appearance at a recent Hartford charity event dressed as Ms. Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah Roma-roma-mamaa Ga-ga-ooh-la-la.

“Scot raised the bar for charity performances by appearing as Lady Gaga,” writes WFSB anchor Dennis House. “Hilarious.”

Another photo of Haney as Gaga inside… Read more

WFSB Digs Up Vintage Footage of Anchor Bill O’Reilly

“Bottom line: it was not a great experience… and he moved on,” said host Dennis House during a segment on WFSB‘s “Face the State” this past Sunday, profiling Bill O’Reilly‘s short stint as an anchor and reporter with the Hartford CBS-affiliate.

House dug up some vintage footage of O’Reilly from his time at WFSB, from 1979 to 1980. While his tenure in Hartford was short, O’Reilly got to report on several big news stories of the time, including the visit of Pope John Paul II to New York and the 1980 presidential primary.

“At least from the archives, it appears O’Reilly never phoned it in,” House said, even when he had to cover, for instance, the hysteria surrounding then-teen idol Rex Smith. (Watch the full segment HERE). Read more

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