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NESN has come to another content-sharing agreement, this time with NBC10 in Providence. Similar to the deal inked with CBS-affil WBZ, NESN staffers will appear in cut-ins on the station’s noon and 6 p.m. broadcasts, and WJAR will provide weather reports for the Providence feed of the regional sports net. In addition, WJAR sports guy Frank Carpano will appear on NESN’s pregame show.
In a press release, NESN president Sean McGrail remarks, “WJAR has been a leader in providing the Providence market with the best news and sports coverage for decades,” adding, “We are proud to partner with WJAR and excited to provide Rhode Island sports fans with more localized coverage through this exceptional affiliation.”
The content-share agreement will begin on Tuesday May 29th. Via nesn.com
NBC Connecticut has added two new reporters to their growing roster. Audrey Washington and Todd Piro will be joining the station at the end of the month as reporters.
Washington comes from Providence NBC-affil WJAR, while Piro joins from KPSP in Palm Springs.
When asked by TVSpy, GM David Doebler remarked that he was “thrilled to add Todd and Audrey to our award-winning news team,” adding, “Their sharp journalism skills will add depth to our already strong news team in Connecticut, and will benefit viewers with enhanced coverage of important stories to our state,
Longtime Providence anchor Gene Valicenti has been removed from his usual spot on the 11 p.m. broadcast on NBC 10.
According to GoLocalProv, former Fox25er Dan Jaehnig has been promoted from 7p.m. anchor to co-anchor of the station’s flagship broadcast at 11.
Valicenti told TVSpy today that, “WJAR remains my home, and I want the best for the station I’ve been with for 20 years, We’ve had anchor combos switched before. I don’t know if it rises to a ‘shake-up’ since I still have a full plate, and a lot of work to do.”
The veteran anchor will still continue to solo anchor the station’s 5:30 broadcast, as well as co-anchor at 6. He also told TVSpy that he may be developing a franchise piece, similar to what Jonathan Hall had planned after being pulled from Today in New England.
NewsCenter5 is adding a new face to the weekend morning anchor team. Jim Lokay, now ex-transportation reporter at Pittsburgh CBS-affil/’BZ sister station KDKA, finished up at the Pennsylvania station on the 14th and is arriving at 5 TV Place in the very near future.
The Post-Gazette is reporting that the six-year veteran of KDKA and its CW sister station left the duopoly to become a morning co-anchor, but barring any changes on the weekday team, he most likely will be filling Steve Lacy’s old spot, who left the station to become morning anchor at New York’s WNYW.
Also making news this October is WJAR, Rhode Island’s channel 10/ex-NBC O&O, has become embroiled in a plagiarism scandal. Earlier in the month, a story was posted on their website regarding a Meals on Wheels program in Providence. That story, however, was discovered to be suspiciously similar to a ProJo story of the same subject. An inquiry was launched and the story removed.
“The Team You Trust” issued an apology on Friday, bringing to light a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism as well as an apology to the viewers and to the Providence Journal.