CCMC Hires Videographer


After almost 17 years Daryl Vallez, one of the best known news videographers in Connecticut, is leaving NBC CT to join the communications department at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Vallez has been NBC CT’s chief photographer and has covered some of the biggest stories in Connecticut over the last two decades. He has also worked with the station’s Troubleshooters Team.

Despite all the talk of the decline of journalism, and jobs associated with news gathering, the idea that a hospital would find it necessary to hire its own videographer shows journalism skills are transferable to other industries and that the need for Internet content is creating new opportunities.

Audrey Washington

ICYMI – Audrey Washington is leaving NBC CT.

Her final newscast was Friday. She doesn’t say where she’s going but in her most recent Facebook post hinted at “exciting” things to come.

We’ll keep an eye out.

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Stoecker Leaving


After more than five years, Jeff Stoecker, a news anchor and member of NBC CT’s Troubleshooters team, is leaving the station. His last day is Wednesday.

The word went out to staff Sunday afternoon. No word on where he’s headed next, but management gave him a warm send off, thanked him for his work and wished him “nothing but the best” as he “pursues new opportunities.” We’ll keep you posted.

Before coming to Hartford, Jeff worked in Albany where his work included covering the prostitution scandal that forced the resignation of former Governor Eliot Spitzer.

Lemon Leaves



NBC CT has confirmed reporter Seth Lemon has left the station. The word was sent in an email to staff without explanation.

Lemon’s previous experience includes reporting for News 4 in Washington, D.C. where he worked as a reporter trainee. He attended Howard University and interned at NBC News and CNN where he worked in “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer (italics added for urgency).

We’ll keep an eye out for where Seth lands next.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

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Host: Dennis House 

The race for lieutenant governor

Guest: Heather Somers (R) for LG

Cap Chat:  talking about the capital city and the state

Guests: Anthony Price, HEDCO, Thea Montanez, PR consultant, Paul Marte, The Bushnell

Flashback: Death of JFK Jr, report by Dennis House,  July 1999


Decision 2014, NBC Connecticut 10:00 am

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Hosts: Gerry Brooks,  Todd Piro, and George Colli

“The Challengers”

State Senator John McKinney talks with George Colli about his run for Governor, the differences between himself and Tom Foley, his families influence on his politics and more.

Democracy and Education candidate for Governor, Jonathon Pelto, speaks with Gerry Brooks about his run for the state’s top job.

Christine Stuart of CT News Junkie discusess the McKinney and Pelto interviews with Todd Piro.

CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30 am

Host: Tom Dudchik
The Real Story FoxCT Sunday 10 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Eric Chatman, President of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

Jim Kerr, Author “The Executive Checklist”

Adrienne Cochrane, Pres. and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford


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

Host: Stan Simpson

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


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)

NBC CT adding to the Sunday Political Talk

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The political season is upon us (wait, you hadn’t noticed?) so the timing is good for NBC CT to launch a Sunday morning political interview program. “Decision 2014” will air at 10 am as a lead-in to “Meet the Press”. Hosts will include Gerry Brooks, Todd Piro and George Coli. The show will run from now until Election Day. Kudos to the management of NBC CT, whose predecessors relegated Tom Monahan’s “Newsmakers” to 6 am and eventually put it to sleep. It’s great to see more on-air political discourse.

Domestic Dispute Involving Married News Anchors

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Former NBC 30 anchor Rob Morrison had a serious brush with the law this weekend. Morrison was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 17, on charges of second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct following a domestic violence incident with his wife, Ashley. Ashley also worked at NBC30 – she did a brief reporting stint at the station. The couple lives in Darien. Here’s a scene from happier times.

After working as a morning anchor at NBC 30, Rob went on to anchor/reporter duties at WNBC-TV.  He appeared regularly on NBC’s Weekend Today and MSNBC. He then moved on to WCBS-TV where he anchors the morning and noon newscasts.

His wife, Ashley Morrison, served as an air anchor/reporter with Bloomberg television (BTV) from 2007-2009. She is currently an anchor for CBS Moneywatch.

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