As followers of The Laurel’s Twitter feed were alerted this morning, former FOX61 and WPIX general manager Richard Graziano is returning to Connecticut to take over as vice president and GM of WTNH in New Haven.
The news was announced during a station meeting in New Haven Thursday morning. As you know, WTNH is now part of the Nexstar television group, the third largest in the country.
From Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent:
He said he intends to build on WTNH’s historic relationship with New Haven — it started here in 1948, the state’s first TV station — while also focusing on state politics in what promises to be a newsworthy year.
“Politics is a great sport in Connecticut,” he said. “I think it will pay dividends.”
This quote leads to immediate speculation about the possible return to the airwaves of CapitolReportTV, a half hour discussion program hosted by Tom Dudchik that ran previously on FOX61.