Students Confront Schroeder

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In a Facebook post dated January 26, former Bristol Press reporter Steve Majerus-Collins has an account of the resignation of Michael Schroeder as an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University.

Schroeder, the owner the Bristol paper, the New Britain Herald and now the Block Island Times, was the subject of national controversy last month because of his ties to casino owner Sheldon Adelson and Adelson’s purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

According to Majerus-Collins and a related article in the Central Recorder, Schroeder handed in his resignation as a journalism adjunct after a long, closed door meeting with journalism students shortly after the Las Vegas story broke.

Sports Moves at 8

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More personnel moves at News 8.

With the departure of Sports anchor Noah Finz, weekend sports anchor John Pierson is moving to weeknights at WTNH. Erik Dobratz , a longtime news, special events and sports producer has been named weekend sports anchor.

Bruce Barber GM

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Bruce Barber, a regular voice on WNPR in Connecticut, is taking over as general manager of WNHU, the radio station of the University of New Haven.

Our sources tell us the new role will include some teaching for Barber at UNH in the fall.

Many readers will remember Barber from his time as co-host of WPLR’s morning show.

Desk Duty at WTNH

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Bristol native Brian Spyros has been reporting for WTNH for almost two years. Over the weekend he posted his new gig on Facebook:

Getting ready to anchor #News8 at 6pm. I’ll see you at 10 &11pm too. And while I’m at it … this is a good time to let my family and friends know I’m officially the new weekend evening anchor.

Brian replaces Erin Logan as weekend evening anchor; Erin is now at Fox61. Brian started his career at WFSB. Congratulations!

 

Oh My!

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From Twitterworld today:

Good luck Teresa!

Doba Daniels

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Former Malloy spokesman Andrew Doba and former WFSB reporter/anchor Hena Daniels were married in Hartford this weekend with Governor Malloy officiating while keeping one eye on the weather.

Sunday Talk

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Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre Daly

GE Fallout:
Lori Spielman(R) – First Selectman, Ellington
Mayor Claudia Baio(D) – Rocky Hill

Flashback:
Oksana Baiul Investigation, January 16, 1997

 

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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin(D)

William Dunlap, Quinnipiac Law Professor on presidential executive orders

Deputy CT Secretary of the State James Spallone on civic engagement

 

 

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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

Joe Gresko(D)
Candidate for State Representative

Susan Barksdale(R)
Candidate for State Representative

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)

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