Union!

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Fox CT newsroom employees have voted in support of unionization.

It’s the second time in the last two years there’s been an attempt to organize the small staff at channel 61. The first vote failed. The final vote this time was 35 to 17.

 

Speaking of Fox CT…

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…management isn’t saying anything about it, but the Manchester based Journal Inquirer is reporting that the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians – Communications Workers of America, is trying to unionize Fox CT.

The union is petitioning for an employee election.

The move comes less than a year after Tribune Company, which owns both the Hartford Courant and Fox CT, split into two companies. Tribune Publishing for print and Tribune Media for broadcasting and other outlets.

The request for the election has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

ICYMI – Fox CT

Follow up on changes at Fox CT.

The new set has been revealed.

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New Sets

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Work continues on a new set for the Fox CT news team.

The daily news shows are being produced from a temporary set. Laurel readers may have noticed that the Real Story has featured the same guests for the past several weeks. That’s because they’re waiting for the new set to be built out.

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The same is true over at WFSB: new set on the way. In the meantime the news shows are being broadcast from the “Better CT” and “Face the State” sets.

 

Colli On-Air at NBC CT

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We see that George Colli, recently departed from FOX CT, is freelance reporting for NBC 30…

2013 Shaping Up to be a Great Year for Anthony DiLorenzo

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Suffield’s own Anthony DiLorenzo is leaving Fox CT after two years as a reporter and morning fill-in anchor. It’s for lots of good reasons…he’s moving to Orlando to be with his fiance, Kala Rama, who’s an anchor/reporter at WKMG in Orlando. Both are Connecticut natives and met while working at WWLP in Springfield. Anthony has landed a job at Orlando’s ABC affiliate, WFTV. Congratulations to them!

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Conversation with Connecticut’s Kennedy

Guest:  Ted Kennedy, Jr.

The Race for the U.S. Senate

Guest:    Dan Drew (D) Mayor of Middletown

Guest:    Corey Brinson (R) Former Hartford City Councilor

The Real Story FoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

 TBA

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Segments 1 and 2: End of an Era at UConn

Guests: WTIC sportscaster Scott Gray discusses the sudden retirement of Jim Calhoun and what this means for UConn.

Segment 3: Presidential Politics

Guest: Hartford city councilman Shawn Wooden and former CT GOP chairman Chris Healy give their thoughts on the Presidential election

Focus on Connecticut News12 Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Guest: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

 CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8 pm      Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 PM), Face the State (9:00 pm),The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)

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