Clemons made his WTIC debut on the 5 p.m. newscast Thursday.
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A sharp-eyed viewer caught the gaffe and sent it out on his twitter feed saying, “See the screen behind the anchors on
@WTNH‘s 11 PM newscast tonight? Yeah, that’s @FOXCT‘s newscast. Whoops! #tvnews pic.twitter.com/AfI0JNsXwc.”
When a big blizzard hit the East Coast in February, Hartford, CT, FOX affiliate WTIC let a local production crew follow meteorologist Dan Amarante and his photographer around as they slogged through snowdrifts in the station’s hi-tech weather chaser called the “Storm Tracker.”
The Union Productions director Dustin Schultz told TVSpy the team initially set out to shoot promo footage for WTIC. After the storm, they found enough footage to make a short doc, so they did.
All-in-all it’s a bite-sized look behind the scenes during a major weather event. Plus, there’s a short montage featuring Macklemore’s catchy tune “Thrift Shop.” And what video piece can’t use a montage?
“Stephanie knows how to work a story and get the very best information for the viewers. She will be a great addition providing constant updates on the biggest local stories of the morning,” KMSP vice president and news director Bill Dallman said in a statement.
“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.
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, 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, 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 station has a snazzy promo for the added newscast you can watch after the jump. Read more
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.
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.