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NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Connecticut has invested in a new investigative team. Among the additions are reporters Chris Coffey and Sabina Kuriakose.
According to TVSpy, the ten-person unit will be helmed by former WVIT managing editor Sharon Butterworth, with support from current NBC Connecticut reporters Monica Buchanan and Jeff Stoecker.
Coffey joins channel 30 from KEYE in Austin, and Kuriakose comes to WVIT from YNN in New York.
In a statement, NBC heralded the creation of the unit as one that will be “focused on tracking down answers to issues and concerns for viewers of the state.” NBC has been investing heavily in their owned-and-operated stations since their acquisition by Comcast. Previously, NBC O&Os were among the first to make cuts and frequently let stations languish.
After making over its morning news, NECN has unveiled a revised anchor lineup for their evening programs. John Daly and Latoyia Edwards will anchor the regional cable network’s 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 newscasts beginning this week. They replace R.D. Sahl and Beth Shelburne, both of whom left the station after Comcast Corp. took over controlling interest in the station from Hearst Corp. in July 2010.
Edwards, who was promoted from a lesser role at the station, came to NECN from WWLP-TV in Springfield, MA. Daly, who has worked at stations throughout southern New England, also hosted several cable television programs in the early 2000s. Most recently, he appeared in advertisements for the HairMax Laser Comb. These ads, appearing in Florida and scheduled to be rolled out to the rest of the nation, were pulled upon his hiring at NECN. Follow the jump for a press release from NECN
Sources: BostonHerald.com, Courant.com
Continue reading ‘NECN Shakes Up Evenings’
COMCAST HAS TAKEN SOLE OWNERSHIP OF NECN, UPPED FROM A 50% SHARE WITH HEARST-ARGYLE.
NO MAJOR ON-SCREEN CHANGES ARE EXPECTED AND NON-COMCAST CUSTOMERS WHO CURRENTLY RECEIVE NECN WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.
LONG-TIME BOSS CHARLIE KRAVETZ IS ALSO CONFIRMED TO BE LEAVING THE ORGANIZATION.