NYC Radio Veterans Share Ties to Cheshire

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Fun article in the New Haven Register featuring WCBS’ Paul Murnane, WINS’ Kathleen Marple, and longtime CT broadcaster Steve Kalb.

(Knock knock) “Hello, I’m with NBC CT …”

NBC CT is introducing a new 10-person consumer and investigative unit. According to a press release, the new team will serve as the largest of its kind in the Connecticut market (and given the fact that most investigative journalism has been severely cut, we would concur with this claim):

Sharon Butterworth, the station’s former Managing Editor, will lead the new consumer and investigative team.  Butterworth has been with NBC Connecticut for three-and-a-half years and previously worked for ten years at the ABC station in Miami, with her last position as Executive Producer. Monica Buchanan, a “go-to” general assignment reporter with WVIT since 2007 has transitioned into the investigative role along with reporter Jeff Stoecker who has been a solid and versatile member of the news team since 2009. NBC Connecticut newcomers Christopher Coffey and Sabina Kuriakose join the unit as well.  Coffey, most recently with the Fox affiliate in Austin, Texas, brings more than a decade of consumer and investigative experience and Kuriakose comes to NBC Connecticut from YNN in upstate New York where she reported throughout New York’s capital region. Station veterans and Emmy award-winning photojournalists Darryl Vallez and David Michnowicz will provide energetic images and perspective to the investigations along with Dan Lee, the station’s world-traveled photojournalist who has shot video for NBC in China and other locations around the world. The team’s News Associate, Denny Alfonso, recently joined NBC Connecticut with previous experience on the TODAY Show and also as the CNN en Espanol Radio correspondent in NYC.   As a Colombian reporter he brings additional language skills and international perspective. Another member of the unit will be announced soon.

 The investigative unit addition is part of NBCUniversal’s massive investment into its 10 owned stations, which includes hiring more than 130 new people, adding more local news, establishing new consumer and investigative units and purchasing new equipment, including trucks, in an effort to boost the news gathering capabilities at the stations. 

East Haven: Big Stinky Media Mess

Colin McEnroe

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In his Sunday column in the Hartford Courant, Colin McEnroe calls out WPLR’s Chaz and A.J. for their “interview” with East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. And the key issue, he writes, is less the “taco” comment than federal findings about the city’s police force.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

East Haven Racial Profiling

Mayor Joseph Maturo, R – East Haven

Malloy Development Changes

Oz Griebel, Metro Hartford Alliance


Dodd Endorses Lieberman, Reported by John Daly on January 26, 1988


The Real StoryFoxCT 6:30 am

Host: Laurie Perez

Mandatory Reporting Laws in CT

State Rep. Diana Urban, D – Stonington

Budget Crunching

Sue Haigh, AP

Secretary Ben Barnes, Office of Policy and Management

State Rep. Jason Perillo, R – Shelton

Maturo Comments

Isai’as Diaz, CT Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission

Marilyn Alverio, Diversity Consultant


The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at

Host: Stan Simpson

State of the Union Reaction

Attorney Corey Brinson, Republican Analyst

Brandon McGee Jr., Democratic Analyst

Maturo Comments

Isai’as Diaz, CT Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission

Marilyn Alverio, Diversity Consultant

Pet Adoption

Michelle Stratton, Petco

Amanda Collins, Petco

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

State Sen. Kevin Kelly, R – Seymour

State Rep. Paul Davis, D – Milford

State Rep. Gail Lavielle, R – Wilton

State Rep. John Shaban, R – Easton

State Rep. Themis Klarides, R – Woodbridge

State Rep. Tony Hwang, R – Fairfield

State Rep. Fred Camillo, R – Greenwich


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)

Geoff Fox: Skeptical

Fox CT ‘s Geoff Fox has been called out by the group “Forecast the Facts” which aims to get on-air meteorologists to talk about climate change/global warming. Its post cites a number of meteorologists whom it considers “climate deniers” and refers to this quote from Geoff:

“My life would be easier if I was a believer! All my non-meteorologist friends are global warming adherents. Faith doesn’t come to you just because it’s a desirable trait.” [, 06/22/11]

Geoff tells the New Haven Register’s Joe Amarante, “I’m not a denier, I’m a skeptic. The people who are advocating for global warming treat it like it’s a religion. So it’s like blasphemy (to question it).”

Making the Most of a Giants v. Patriots Showdown

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NBC is televising the Super Bowl this year and local affiliate WVIT (NBC CT) has announced plans to send Sports anchor Kevin Nathan, anchor Keisha Grant and meteorologist Bob Maxon to Indianapolis, along with three photogs and a field producer.

Is the CT Post Reviving Bridgeport Coverage?

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Lennie Grimaldi ponders that question and has some hopeful observations about Bridgeport’s daily in this “Only in Bridgeport” post.

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