Channel 3 Owner Meredith Corp Buys Springfield Station

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According to industry sources, Meredith Corp, which owns Channel 3 will buy the Springfield ABC and Fox affiliate station WGGB. Meredith Corp already owns  the CBS affiliate station in Springfield, WSHM. The sale is expected to close by the end of the year. The station, currently owned by local company Gormally Broadcasting, is supposed to sell for 53.8 million.

WGGB Launches Weekend Morning Newscast

WGGB, the ABC affiliate out of Springfield, Massachusetts is launching a weekend morning newscast beginning this Saturday from 7-8 a.m.  No news on who will anchor the show but it is designed to lead into the weekend version of ABC’s “Good Morning America”.

ABC’s Gibson to Speak at QU

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Charles Gibson, the former “ABC World News” anchor, will deliver the lecture, “The (Im)Balance of Power in Washington: How Things Went Off the Rails and How They Can Be Fixed,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Burt Kahn Court on Quinnipiac University’s Mount Carmel Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Former News Executive From Quinnipiac is Published in Columbia Journalism Review

Paul Friedman, a former news executive who is currently a professional in residence at the Quinnipiac University School of Communications was honored for his article “Weighing Anchors: The Nightly Newscasts are Retooling to Suit Their Stars, And It’s Working–For Now” which was recently published in the Columbia Journalism Review. The above photo, taken at Quinnipiac’s Fred Friendly First Amendment Award Luncheon in New York City features Friedman (far left); Bob Woodruff of ABC News; Charlie Gibson, former anchor of  “ABC World News;” Lee Kamlet, dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, and Robin Sproul, Vice President and Washington bureau chief for ABC news.


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