Kid, I’m Gonna Make You a Star…

Gary Brown, News Director at WFSB (2005-2006), is now a talent agent with Napoli Management Group.

New Face at the State Capitol

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There’s a new member of the capitol press corps: Johanna Somers. She replaces JC Reindl at the New London Day – JC has moved on to the Detroit Free Press where he’s Business Desk Reporter. Johanna will cover state government and politics in Hartford after interning at The Seattle Times,Thomson Reuters in Brussels, Belgium and the Naples Daily News in Naples, Fla. In all her spare time (!) she’s also working on her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Pondering the Tribune Sale

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The news that Tribune Company, post-bankruptcy, has hired JPMorgan Chase and Evercore Partners to sell its flagship newspapers has the national media speculating about the future of the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times. We here in Connecticut are probably more curious about the fate of the Hartford Courant and FoxCT.

Questions/comments that Laurel readers have sent include:

If Tribune sells the Courant, what does this mean for the Courant/Fox61 relationship? Will Fox 61 have to move out of the building, or will the Courant move out, or will Fox 61 have to lease the space?  What’s in the future for CEO & Publisher Rich Graziano?

Grimaldi Sick of Hearst

Lennie Grimaldi, publisher of “Only in Bridgeport”, takes the Connecticut Hearst newspapers to task for patting themselves on the back. Rated R.

Katie Couric Comes to Newtown

On Monday, February 25 Katie Couric interviewed some of the victims’ families of the Newtown shootings; – the segment is scheduled to air on “Katie” (WTNH at 3pm) on March 4.  The taping took place at Edmond Town Hall on Main Street.

Norwalk Hour Partners with CT Latino News

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The Norwalk Hour announced yesterday that they have partnered with CT Latino News. Through this partnership, CT Latino News will provide some coverage for the Hour to provide “as much relevant, local news to their readers as possible”.

Happy News

Wonderful news for WTNH morning co-anchor Anne Craig; she’s pregnant after 4 years of incredible ups and downs. Our best wishes to her and her husband.

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