Francis Claims Bias

204x204-melissa-francisFormer WFSB reporter Melissa Francis, now an anchor at Fox Business, told viewers on her program Friday afternoon that she “was silenced” by management when she worked at CNBC over her reporting on the Affordable Care Act – known by many as “Obamacare.”

Francis charged the “liberal media” is refusing to cover the story of a former Obama administration healthcare consultant who was caught on video tape referring to the American people as “stupid” for believing in the ACA.

Francis made the claim that when she worked for CNBC she was “called in” by management and told she was “disrespecting the Office of the President” by telling her viewers the math of Obamacare simply didn’t work. On Fox, Francis added, every criticism she made against the ACA turned out to be true.

Kristafer to CT Style

 Event Emcee & Game Show Host: Ryan Kristafer
Ryan Kristafer on Facebook:
Just signed 2-year contract with WTNH News 8 to host Connecticut Style with Teresa Dufour, Monday thru Friday, following Good Morning America. Very excited for this new journey Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me to achieve my dreams – I won’t let you down .
Yes, son of Jerry, who’s well-known in the Connecticut radio market and currently hosts mornings on WJMJ-FM.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am






Host: Dennis House

Hartford Voting Fiasco: Mayor Pedro Segarra

Governor’s Race: Heather Somers(R). Candidate for Lt. Governor.

Improving City Schools: Hartford Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez

Flashback: Vintage winter storm coverage from December of 1969.


CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30am






Host: Tom Dudchik


The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am






Host: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

Mitchell Etess – CEO of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

Rob Hebert – CT Stride Program

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

Election Recap:

Dr. Gary Rose

Sacred Heart University


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)

Gibson At QU








Former ABC World News Anchor Charlie Gibson was at Quinnipiac University’s North Haven campus this week to moderate a panel on how information overload impacts our health in the digital age.

He was joined on stage by ABC’s Dr. Timothy Johnson, Jocelyn Maminta of News 8 and Dr. David Hill, a professor at Quinnipiac.

WSHU Changes


Craig LeMoult, the senior reporter at WSHU-FM, is leaving for a job in Boston at WGBH.

He has been with the station for seven years filing stories for the local versions of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. During that time several of his stories have run on the national editions of both programs produced out of NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.

LeMoult emailed the news to colleagues and sources:


I wanted to let you all know that after 7 years, today is my last day at WSHU. I’ve accepted a position at WGBH Public Radio in Boston. I’m very excited about the move and the new position, but will miss my time here at WSHU and all the remarkable people at this station.

WGBH is one of the top public radio stations in the country.


Morales Rumors

Unknown-13One thing we have learned about rumors at NBC News in recent years is they have a habit of coming true.

Ann Curry and David Gregory are just two high profile examples.

This morning the NBC rumor mill is generating news about former NBC CT anchor Natalie Morales. The word is she is in a standoff over future opportunities at The Today Show with the equally “ambitious” Tamron Hall and Hall appears to be winning the battle.

The New York Post’sPage Six has the details.

Update: Late Monday NBC News told TV Newser the reports of a Morales vs. Hall power struggle at The Today Show are “total nonsense.”



imagesAn interesting new launch this week from CBS News: A live streaming Internet news channel “broadcasting live” 15 hours a day.

It’s a combination of an all news radio station on a one hour rotation that breaks in to carry live events. It’s called CBSN.

TV Newser did an analysis of launch day. The programming seems to have a slow overnight pace, but it’s an interesting re-use of CBS resources including the network’s deep archives.



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