The Fox O&O station in New York, WNYW, has officially announced that Alison Morris (recently of FOX CT) has been hired as a business reporter for the station’s 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts.
With the latest poll showing a very close race for governor the 2014 debates are taking on a new level of importance.
Governor Dannel Malloy and Tom Foley have agreed to more than a half dozen debates and candidate forums between now and Election Day.
The Hartford Courant, FOX CT and UCONN have announced their partnership for the live broadcast of a debate from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on October 2.
Monday there is a forum on transportation issues in North Haven to be attended by both candidates and on September 23rd a debate in Hamden sponsored by the CT Mirror.
Long time Connecticut news people may remember Willie Blacklow as a press secretary to former congressman and gubernatorial candidate Toby Moffett(D).
Blacklow worked as a press secretary on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon. He died last month of cancer, his family has announced.
From the Washington Post:
Mr. Blacklow was a native Washingtonian. Early in his career, he was a news writer for then-ABC anchorman Howard K. Smith. From 1976 to 1993, he was a press secretary for politicians including Rep. Toby Moffett (D-Conn.), Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.). Afterward, he was a trainer for the National Democratic Institute and an adjunct professor at George Washington University.
Face the State WFSB 11 am
Host: Dennis House
The race for CT-5 and the Rowland Trial
Guest: Mark Greenberg (R) for congress
Guest: Matt DeRienzo , Connecticut Magazine
The Rowland Trial
Guest: Ryan McGuigan, former prosecutor
The race for governor
Guest: Matt DeRienzo, Connecticut Magazine
Flashback: President Clinton campaigns for Bill Curry
Report from Duby McDowell Oct. 15, 1994
Decision 2014 NBC Connecticut 10:00 am
The 5th Congressional District race.
Max Reiss brings us through the week that was in Connecticut politics.
CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30am
Host: Tom Dudchik
The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am
The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30am, online at
Focus on Connecticut News 12 Saturday: 7:30am, 11am, 2:30pm, 7:30 pm Sunday: 2:30am, 7:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm
Host: Tom Appleby
CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8pm replays of: The Real Story (8:30pm), Face the State (9:00pm), The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)
The New Haven Register has won the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership.
The award was granted by the AP Media Editors and the American Society of Newspaper Editors for the Register’s work to diversify its newsroom over the last three years and the improvements in the paper’s journalism that have resulted from those efforts.
The editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, Michael Days, also won this year.
WDRC-FM is getting some old fashioned publicity as it prepares to begin simulcasting the Chaz and AJ show.
Over the weekend it was revealed Chaz and AJ were behind a character known as Dr. Cash (DRC) who handed out hundreds of dollars and gained about 2,000 Twitter followers for the station.
It’s been done before and apparently it works.