Back to the Future…

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…and all those other time travel cliches seem apt for this story…

Everything old is new again.

There is nothing new under the sun.

It seems like we’ve been here before…and so on and so forth.

As we first hinted last month, Fox CT has switched back to Fox 61.

The new old logo is appearing on the station’s website and on the set of the television station with the highest number of locally produced hours of news on the schedule.

We assume this is not a random decision and appears to be an effort to stress the local nature of the programming.

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Make all previous copy conform.

Speaking of Returns

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Wallingford native and University of New Haven graduate Sean Pragano is returning to Connecticut to be a general assignment reporter for Fox CT.

Pragano has been working for the last 15 years in Charlotte, North Carolina for Fox Sports Net and Hendricks Motorsports.

Honored

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Congratulations to Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on being inducted into the 2016 class of the Cable Hall of Fame.

Brzezinski is an alum of WFSB and Fox CT. Scarborough lives in Connecticut and some think he may have a political future in the state. Together – they co-host Morning Joe on MSNBC.

Moves in the News

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Louisa Moller is leaving Fox CT for WBZ in Boston. The move from Hartford to Boston is a well worn career path in New England.

Crystal Hall is leaving Fox CT in search of new challenges.

The Laurel is also hearing rumors of some possible marketing changes coming to Fox CT, formerly known as Fox 61. We do not pretend to know what those changes are, but sources with internal working knowledge of the plans have told us to pay close attention in the coming weeks.

Forecaster Rick Sluben, a Connecticut native, has left Western Mass News. New England One has the details on Moller, Hall and Sluben.

WPRX radio, which began life as WBIS in Bristol, is moving to New Britain.

Birth Announcement!

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Former Fox CT anchor Sarah French is welcoming a new baby girl to her family. French works in Boston now for WHDH.

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MSNBC-ICYMI

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The change continues at MSNBC with word on new schedule changes during the daytime.

One big change will give Connecticut resident Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski(formerly of WFSB and Fox CT) an extra hour of air time. It looks like Morning Joe is expanding to 10a.m. each day – which makes sense given the political year ahead.

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Kate Snow.

Another unexpected change is the use of NBC News reporter Kate Snow to anchor the 3p.m. to 5p.m. block. Earlier reports had suggested Brian Williams would be a heavy presence during afternoons but it now appears he is being reserved as a strictly breaking news anchor.

There are hints other changes may be coming to evenings at MSNBC. You may remember that Williams anchored a 9p.m. national newscast on the network before taking over the Nightly News anchor desk. Proponents of a national mid-evening newscast might like to see Williams return to that role at 8, 9 or 10. The National!

Field Day

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Night Baseball by Majorie Phillips

TV reporters from stations across Connecticut “laced up their sneakers for a good cause” this weekend.

Fox CT, NBC CT, WFSB and WTNH(News 8) all took part in a softball tournament to raise money for Camp Courant.

In the end, Fox CT won the tourney by beating the News 8 team 16-12 in the final game.

….but remember folks….as always – charity was the real winner here!

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