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Matt Blanchette Moves From Sports to News at WLNE

matt blanchetteMatt Blanchette is making the move from sports to news at WLNE, the ABC affiliate in Providence. Beginning Monday, Blanchette will anchor the station’s morning newscasts alongside Doreen Scanlon.

“Matt and Doreen will be a terrific anchor team. Matt has done an excellent job with station Sports Director Ken Bell in creating a powerful sports department for us,” WLNE news director Nic Moye said in a statement. “His local knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for telling stories about local people will add a lot of value in the morning.”

Blanchette joined WLNE in 2012 as a sports anchor and reporter.

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WLNE’s Doreen Scanlon Explains Five-Week Absence

WLNE‘s Doreen Scanlon has been absent from the morning anchor desk at the Providence ABC-affiliate for five weeks.

“I am on a short medical leave but hope to be back with you all in the mornings soon,” Scanlon wrote on Facebook earlier this month.

On the evening newscast last night, WLNE revealed that Scanlon has been absent because she is suffering from hyperemesis, a condition of pregnancy that causes near-constant nausea. She has been on bed rest since last month.

WLNE reporter Shannon O’Brien, who interviewed Scanlon, said the station has been flooded with calls and emails from viewers inquiring about the morning anchor. Watch video of the interview inside… Read more