The Laurel Club was an organization of Connecticut legislative reporters established in 1909. It was formed “To foster cooperation among legislative newspapermen; to promote better government by accurate and fearless reporting; to puncture the overinflated egos of legislators.”
Congratulations to Garett Argianas; he’s been hired as full-time weeknight meteorologist at News12 in Norwalk. Connecticut viewers will recognize Garett from his years at FoxCT and more recently, NBC CT. Check out the story on New England One for more details.
Yesterday we reported that WTNH morning anchor Jim Watkins was abruptly taken off the air; now we’ve learned that his co-host, Ali Reed, will soon be leaving the station as well. We’re told that Ali wants to spend more time with her family. Three options for management: hire from within, bring in new faces, or perhaps turn to a market veteran or two. We’re accepting wagers.
Jim Watkins has been removed as morning anchor at WTNH News 8 in New Haven.
Sources with insider working knowledge of station operations confirm the staff was notified Tuesday morning. By Tuesday evening The Laurel noted Watkins photo had been scrubbed from the News 8 Team page on the station’s website.
Watkins joined News 8 about a year ago after anchoring several local newscasts in New York City.
It is unclear whether this change will lead to others.