Pauley Debut


Part time Connecticut resident Jane Pauley will take over officially this weekend as the host of CBS News Sunday Morning.

She will be the first host in the show’s history not to be named Charles.

Pauley will be inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame on November 2.

Steve Came Home

Steve Savino

You might say Steve Savino took an extended vacation on Nantucket and is now back to the real world.

Earlier this year, Steve was named Operations Manager of Nantucket Radio, making us all jealous. But he was lured back to the mainland by Dick Robinson’s to become its General Sales Manager. Much of the talent that was at WCCC is on iRock.

Glad to have you back, Steve.




Debate History


Twenty years ago today Hartford was the center of the news media universe as Bill Clinton and Bob Dole met for their first debate at the Bushnell.

Jim Lehrer of PBS was the moderator.

WTNH GM Moving On

Sources tell us that after 7 years at WTNH, President and General Manager Mark Higgins is leaving to run Media General’s station in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


Tronc Deal Near


Several reports suggest a deal between Gannett and Tronc(formerly Tribune Publishing) could happen as soon as today.

Gannett has been negotiating to buy Tronc, which owns the Hartford Courant, for several months. The original offer was harshly rejected by Tronc which has continued to implement its own growth plan in the meantime.

There was a time when many Courant journalists would scoff at Gannett as being on the low end of the news food chain, but now some see a Gannett buyout of their parent as a positive move in the right direction. In either case, both companies have been putting heavy emphasis on the use of video as a way to grow their audiences.

Developing…When news breaks out, we’ll break in.

Trump Firsts


When it comes to newspaper endorsements, the candidacy of Donald Trump has led to many firsts this year.

The first time in more than 100 years the New Hampshire Union-Leader has not endorsed a Republican. The first time the Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat. The first time the Detroit News has not endorsed a major party candidate. And so on.

Friday, for the first time in its history, USA Today took sides. They are urging readers to reject Trump:

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.

Healthy Hancock


Congratulations to former Fox 61 political reporter Rick Hancock who has taken charge of his health and lost more than 50 lbs. in the process.

The slimmer version is featured in a Facebook post marking his one year commitment to living healthier.


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