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News items related to the Utica TV market. Counties: Herkimer, Oneida-East, Otsego.


WKTV being sold to former head of Gray Television for $16 million

Updated 10/22 with GM comment -- UTICA -- According to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission, NBC affiliate NewsChannel 2 (WKTV) will very likely have a new owner in the near future.  Pending FCC approval, Utica's oldest television station will be sold to a company headed by Robert S. Prather, Jr., who resigned from […]

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WUTR taps Don Dudley to run newsroom

UTICA -- The WUTR/WFXV Eyewitness News HD newsroom has a new leader. Veteran journalist Don Dudley will fill the position that's been vacant since Joe Parker exited the operation a few months ago.

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Broadcasters unite to aid CNY flood victims

UTICA-ROME and SYRACUSE -- Radio and television broadcasters in both of these Central New York markets are asking viewers to help neighbors who've been devastated by unprecedented flooding over the last several days.  A joint effort between multiple Utica-area stations is planned for tomorrow, and some Syracuse TV stations have been running a telethon all […]

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WKTV's Donovan moving to NewsChannel 9

SYRACUSE -- NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) didn't have to look too far away to find a replacement for Leigh Isaacson, who recently departed for a new job in New Orleans. The ABC affiliate has hired Andrew Donovan, who has been working at another "NewsChannel" -- specifically, NewsChannel 2 (WKTV), the NBC affiliate in Utica.

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Several area stations win NYS Broadcasters Association Awards

BOLTON LANDING -- Several radio and television stations from the Syracuse, Utica-Rome and Ithaca/Cortland markets were recognized for their efforts at the New York State Broadcasters Association's 47th "Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting" on Monday evening.  As has been the tradition for as long as your editor can remember, winners were announced and awards were […]

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Joe Parker exits ND post at WUTR/WFXV

Updated 11:50pm -- UTICA-ROME -- Management confirms Joe Parker has exited his post as news director and anchor at the Eyewitness News operation at ABC affiliate WUTR and Fox affiliate WFXV.  Parker's bio has disappeared from the stations' website and co-anchor Elsa Gillis reportedly anchored tonight's early newscast alone.

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Local broadcast journalists shine at Associated Press awards

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Many local broadcast journalists were honored by their peers at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual news awards competition last week.  From the "better late than never" file, we've got the full list of local winners.  Thanks to a guest contributor, we've also got some "bonus coverage" from the college […]

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CNY Central to air full hour of "Face the Nation" -- but with a catch

SYRACUSE -- CBS News extended the long-running Sunday morning interview show Face the Nation from 30 minutes to a full hour last July, but local affiliate WTVH-5 pre-empts the second half-hour in favor of an infomercial.  Although that in itself won't be changing, it will soon be possible for local viewers to watch the full hour, live on […]

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YNN seeking Executive Producer

SYRACUSE -- Time Warner Cable's 24/7 local news channel, YNN, is looking for a new Executive Producer.  The vacancy comes after an anonymous CNYTVNews.com reader shares word that Nathan Holst has accepted a similar position at ABC affiliate WMTW in Portland, Maine.

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WUTR reporter leaves for new job in Virginia

Updated 2:10pm -- UTICA -- One of the original reporters from the 2011 launch of Eyewitness News on WUTR (ABC-20) and WFXV (Fox-33) is moving on.  Chelsea Rarrick announced yesterday was her last day on the job in Utica.  She's got a new job lined up at the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia.

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