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Tuthill Leaves WCVB - 5/5 - Kelley Tuthill is leaving Hearst-owned Channel 5/WCVB in Boston to work at Regis College as vice president of public relations and communications. She has worked at the station since 1998. Tuthill has also worked at WPBF in West Palm Beach and WTAJ in Altoona PA.....

WBZ's Eck Makes Gender Transition - 5/5 - Scott Eck, the longtime helicopter traffic reporter at CBS-owned Channel 4/WBZ and WBZ radio in Boston, has revealed himself as transgender. "My new name is Kristen Eck," she said, "and my new identity is female." More at boston.cbslocal.com.....

NESN's Ellie Duncan To ESPN - 4/28 - Elle Duncan, who has spent the past two years as an anchor, host, and reporter for the New England Sports Network in Boston, starts May 9 as the new anchor of ESPN's "SportsCenter".....

New Sked For WPRO - 4/28 - Cumulus news talker WPRO, 630/99.7, restructures its schedule following the death of afternoon host Buddy Cianci earlier this year. Cianci served two terms as mayor of Providence as well as five years in prison before joining Providence's WPRO as afternoon host in September 2007. The new shedule has Dan Yorke moving to the 3 PM to 6 PM slot he held prior to Cianci’s arrival at the station. Matt Allen will move to Yorke's noon to 43 PM, while Cianci's former producer Tara Granahan is given the 6 PM to 9 PM slot. More at radioinsight.com.....

Jack Harper Retires From 5 - 4/14 - Jack Harper, a veteran reporter at Hearst's Channel 5/WCVB, is retiring after 35 years with the Boston station. More at bostonglobe.com.....

Bree Sison Leaves 4 - 3/28 - Reporter and anchor Bree Sison is leaving Boston's Channel 4/WBZ. Sison joined the CBS station in 2012. No word on her plans. She worked at WEAR in Pensacola before joining WBZ. She’s also worked at WMBB in Panama City, Florida.....

25 Promotes Kerry Kavanaugh - 3/18 - Kerry Kavanaugh, a former reporter at WSB-TV in Atlanta who joined Cox sister-station Channel 25/WFXT in Boston 14 months ago, has been promoted to weekend news anchor. She replaces Elizabeth Hopkins, who is moving to the station's 4 PM newscast.....

7 Promotes Jeremy Reiner - 3/18 - Jeremy Reiner, a meteorologist for the past 10 years at Boston's Channel 7/WHDH has been promoted to chief meterologist.....

WHDH Sues NBC - 3/10 - Boston's Channel 7/WHDH has filed a federal lawsuit against NBC parent company Comcast, accusing the media conglomerate of illegally breaching its contract with the local affiliate and violating anti-trust laws. The suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, comes a few months after Comcast announced it will drop its affiliation with Sunbeam-owned WHDH. The lawsuit asks for an injunction to keep the status quo and to award unspecified damages. More at boston.com.....

Jessica Moran Resigns From CSN-NE - 3/7 - Jessica Moran, a reporter for Comcast SportsNet New England, has resigned amid rumors she is having an affair with Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. More at bostonglobe.com.....

Jeff Miles Joins WKLB - 2/22 - Jeff Miles joins Boston country outlet WKLB, 102.5, as host of its new morning show. He comes from country KCYY in San Antonio.....

Bob Elliott Dies - 2/4 - From Tom Taylor Now: Bob Elliott has died at 92, after a rich career that began in radio and was always anchored there. He was drawn to radio and dry comedy even in school and he lucked out by clicking with Ray Goulding at then-WHDH Boston after his service in World War II. By 1951, “Bob & Ray” had a show on the NBC Radio Network. Like other radio talents of the era, they added television to their performing lives, and became familiar guests on TV shows hosted by Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Steve Allen and later David Letterman. They even did Broadway, starring in a two-man show in 1970 (“The Two and Only”) that ran five months. Like many of their ventures, it featured Bob’s reticent reporter character “Wally Ballou,” and also him as the president of the Slow Talkers of America. (When the curtain rose following intermission, Elliott was still finishing a sentence from Act 1.) But radio was always key for Bob & Ray. Across their four decades together, they were heard nationally on NBC, CBS and Mutual, and important New York stations like WINS, WOR, and WHN. In 1995, Bob & Ray were inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Until close to Ray’s death in 1990, in the 1980s they regularly popped up on NPR. Bob also appeared in movies, and you may know him through his work with his comedic actor son Chris Elliott. (Bob played Chris’ father on TV’s “Get A Life.”) Bob’s granddaughter Abby Elliott was a cast member of Saturday Night Live (as Chris had been). Granddaughter Bridey Elliott co-starred in last year’s “Fort Tilden” movie.....

Maria Stephanos To 5 - 2/2 - Maria Stephanos, who reported and anchored for nearly 18 years at Channel 25/WFXT in Boston until resigning in September, joins cross-town Channel 5/WCVB. She will anchor the 7 PM and 11 PM. newscasts with Ed Harding.....

Tim Neverett Joins WEEI - 12/30 - Tim Neverett, the radio and TV play-by-play guy for the past seven years for the Pittsburgh Pirates, has been hired to do radio play-by-play next season for the Boston Red Sox on flagship WEEI. He replaces Dave O'Brien, who is moving over to the TV side for the New England Sports Network's Red Sox coverage.....

Jim Armstrong Leaves 4 - 12/28 - Jim Armstrong, a reporter for more than five years at Channel 4/WBZ, is leaving the CBS-owned station in mid-January for a job in the private sector.....

Eric Fisher Leaves WBZ - 12/17 - Eric Fisher, the chief meteorologist at Channel 4/WBZ, heads to NYC to be chief meteorologist at WCBS-TV. Both stations are owned by CBS. He'll also do nightly weather segments on the "CBS Evening News".....

NBC To End WHDH Affiliation? - 12/15 - It looks increasingly likely that NBC will pull its affiliation from its Boston broadcast TV station, Sunbeam's Channel 7/WHDH in Boston. More at newenglandone.com.....

Welch Joins 25 - 12/3 - Vanessa Welch, who anchored newscasts for the past eight years at Cox's WFTV in Orlando, has debuted as the new primary news anchor at Cox sister Channel 25/WFXT in Boston.....

Meehan Joins 5 - 11/10 - Doug Meehan, the anchor who got the boot in January 2011 from Channel 25/WFXT, starts December 19 as a reporter and weekend morning news anchor at Boston's cross-town Channel 5/WCVB. For the past three years, Meehan has been a morning news anchor at KPNX-TV in Phoenix.....

Jim Lokay Leaves 5 - 10/30 - Jim Lokay, a reporter and weekend morning anchor at Boston's Channel 5/WCVB, is leaving the Hearst station after 10 years. No word on his plans. Reports say that he was offered a contract renewal but turned it down last month for "personal reasons".....

Louisa Moller From 61 To 4 - 10/7 - Louisa Moller, a reporter for the past two years at Tribune's Channel 61/WTIC in Hartford, has been hired as a reporter at CBS-owned Channel 4/WBZ in Boston.....

7 To Lose NBC? - 10/1 - Could Comcast-owned NBC move its programs off its Boston affiliate, Sunbeam-owned Channel 7/WHDH, and on to a cable-only channel? That's a possibility, according to bostonglobe.com.....

Righty Talk For WBIX - 9/17 - Salem debuts conservative talk "1260 The Buzz" on WBIX in Boston. The station is featuring many of Salem's national conservative hosts. More at radioinsight.com.....

Fred Campagna To 8 - 9/17 - Fred Campagna, who has most recently been a freelance meteorologist at Channel 25/WFXT in Boston, jumps to Channel 8/WTNH in Hartford/New Haven as a senior meteorologist. Campagna was the chief meteorologist at Channel 6/WLNE in Providence for 14 years until 2012.....

Jacquie Slater To 8 - 9/16 - Jacquie Slater is joining Channel 8/WTNH in Hartford-New Haven as a reporter. She comes from KTVA-TV in Anchorage.....

Maria Stephanos Leaves 25 - 9/11 - Maria Stephanos, who has reported and anchored for nearly 18 years at Cox-owned Channel 25/WFXT in Boston, will anchor her final newscast tonight at 11 PM. More at boston.com.....

Ordway Returns To WEEI - 9/1 - From Tom Taylor Now: “Big O” Glenn Ordway and Entercom’s WEEI-FM, 93.7, Boston make peace. The signature sports-talk host and WEEI spent a total of 27 years together, and then Entercom pushed the exit button, based on a performance clause in Glenn’s contract. Ordway tried his own syndication effort and then last year an online site named SportsTalkBoston. Along the way, he’s worked with SiriusXM, ESPN Radio, NBA Radio, and handled play-by-play for the NBA Celtics and NHL Bruins. He’s also seen on the regional Comcast SportsNet New England. After this rapprochement with WEEI-FM, Ordway will team with former Red Sox player Lou Merloni and former New England Patriot Christian Fauria, for 10 AM to 2 PM duties. He’s back in the fold starting September 8.....

Gil Simmons Upped At 8 - 8/28 - Gil Simmons has been named chief meteorologist for Hartford/New Haven ABC affiliate Channel 8/WTNH. She's been covering weather on the station since 2003.....

WPOP Drops Sports - 8/17 - Hartford sports talker WPOP, 1410 AM, flips to news talk. More at radioinsight.com.....

Mike Beaudet Leaves 25 - 8/14 - Mike Beaudet, an investigative reporter for the past 19 years at Channel 25/WFXT in Boston, is leaving at the end of September to teach journalism full-time at Northeastern University.....

WPOP To Drop Sports For Talk - 6/26 - iHeartMedia is flipping sports “Fox Sports 1410” WPOP Hartford to news/talk. According to Radio Insight, iHeart will likely duplicate the lineup of sister 960 WELI New Haven, which includes the syndicated Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity who do not have clearances in the Hartford market. The big question could be whether WPOP will bring Rush Limbaugh over from WTIC considering what has happened recently in other markets.....

Line-Up Changes For WRKO - 6/26 - From Radio Insight: With Rush Limbaugh moving over to iHeartMedia’s 1430 WKOX following Entercom’s decision to not renew his contract, Talk 680 WRKO Boston has set their new lineup. Current morning host Jeff Kuhner will move to Limbuagh’s former 12-3pm slot. That will make room for a new morning show in partnership with The Boston Globe’s Boston.com. “The Boston.com Morning Show” will be anchored by longtime Boston television anchor Kim Carrigan, former WEEI morning sidekick Jon Meterparel and producer David Cullinane. Carrigan most recently had been co-hosting WRKO’s “Financial Exchange” with Barry Armstrong from 10am-12pm. The Financial Exchange and Howie Carr from 3-7pm will remain in place.....

New GM For 30 - 6/22 - Susan Tully has been named general manager of Channel 30/WVIT, the Hartford NBC-owned station. She had been news director at KXAS-TV in Dallas for 14 years.....

Green Joins 4 - 6/22 - Johnny Green, an executive news producer at NBC-owned Chanbnel 10/WCAU in Philadelphia, joins CBS-owned Channel 4/WBZ in Boston as assistant news director.....

Boston's WKOX To Carry Rush - 6/15 - From Tom Taylor Now: iHeart’s urgent need for a Boston “clear” for Rush Limbaugh may be the reason iHeart just registered a domain for “Talk1430.com.” That’s the logical inference Radio Insight draws from its discovery of the registration, which would certainly fit Boston-market WKOX/1430. With its 5,000 watt daytime/1,000 watt nighttime signal, the Everett-licensed 1430 would be a demotion from Rush’s current affiliate, Entercom-owned talk WRKO/680. It’s 50,000 watts day and night. If iHeart really goes that route and flips 1430, it means completely blowing up the Spanish variety “Mia 1430” WKOX and starting over. But doing that makes more sense than expecting Salem to add Rush to its soon-to-be-acquired WMKI//1260. Salem’s been notably bashful about using Rush Limbaugh - in contrast to his Premiere stablemate, Sean Hannity.....

Michele McPhee Busted For Drunk Driving - 6/11 - Radio talk show host and journalist Michele McPhee was charged with assaulting a Massachusetts State Police trooper and resisting arrest after she was pulled over early Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said. McPhee, who began hosting a show on WMEX, 1510 AM, earlier this month, was pulled over about 1 a.m. on the Southeast Expressway in South Boston after police allegedly saw a Mercedes-Benz SUV drifting between lanes and nearly hit a Jersey barrier on the side of the road, according to a State Police report filed in court. More at bostonglobe.com.....

Anthony Miller Leaves 7 - 6/5 - Anthony Miller, a reporter and weekend anchor at Boton's Channel 7/WHDH, is leaving to work for a non-TV-related private company in Boston.....

Raus Jumps From 30 To 61 - 5/27 - Amanda Raus, a former reporter at NBC-owned Channel 30/WVIT in Hartford, jumps to cross-town Tribune-owned Channel 61/WTIC where she'll be morning news anchor and reporter. Raus is engaged to Todd Piro, the morning anchor at her now former station, WVIT.....

WRKO Drops Rush - 5/20 - Rush Limbaugh's Boston radio affiliate WRKO has announced it is dropping Limbaugh's talk show from its lineup. Limbaugh's syndicator, Premiere, confirmed the news in a statement, which reads in part: "We were unable to reach agreeable terms for The Rush Limbaugh Show to continue on WRKO. A final broadcast date will be announced in the near future." More at mediamatters.org.....

Harris Heads To Philly - 5/6 - Ric Harris, the president and general manager of NBC-owned Channel 30/WVIT in Hartford, has been named president and general manager of NBC's Channel 10/WCAU in Philadelphia. He replaces Eric Lerner, who moved in April to the top job at NBC's Channel 4/WNBC in NYC.....

Sports Team For WTIC Afternoons - 4/27 - Sportscasters Joe D'Ambrosio and Andy Gresh get named co-hosts of the afternoon show at Hartford news talker WTIC, 1080 AM. D'Ambrosio has been covering sports for WTIC radio and Gresh comes from Boston sports talker WBZ-FM, 98.5 The Sports Hub.....

WROR Leads Boston Radio Ratings - 4/15 - WROR tops the Baoston radio ratings for March. Tom Taylor Now has the latest numbers.....

O'Terry To Leave WMJX - 3/30 - Greater Media has decided not to renew the contract of Candy O'Terry, the morning show co-host at hot adult contemporary WMJX, Magic 106.7 in Boston. She's been there 25 years.....

Velardi Leaves 8 For PR Gig - 3/10 - Chris Velardi, the morning news anchor at Media General's Channel 8/WTNHC in New Haven, is leaving the TV business for a job in public relations.....

New GM For 61 & 20 - 3/10 - Jon Hitchcock, the president and general manager for the past six years at CBS-owned KYW-TV and WPSG-TV in Philadelphia, has been named vice president and general manager at Tribune's Channel 61/WTIC and Channel 20/WCCT in Hartford.....

30's Washington To Atlanta - 3/9 - Audrey Washington, a reporter for the past three years at Hartford's NBC-owned Channel 30/WVIT, heads Cox-owned WSB-TV in Atlanta.....

Jonathan Elias To DC - 3/4 - Jonathan Elias will head to DC's WJLA-TV in June to join the evening anchor desk. He comes from Boston, where he anchored at CBS-owned Channel 4/WBZ and its sister station, Channel 38/WSBK. Before that, Elias worked at KNXV-TV in Phoenix and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. He's also worked at TV stations in Minneapolis, Birmingham AL, and Sacramento.....

Kayna Whitworth Leaves 7 - 3/2 - Kayna Whitworth leaves Channel 7/WHDH. She's moving to Los Angeles to marry former WHDH sports anchor Rhett Lewis, who now works for the NFL Network.....

Lorenzo Hall To WTIC - 2/23 - Lorenzo Hall leaves Richmond VA's WTVR-TV to join Hartford's Fox affiliate, Channel 61/WTIC. Hall will be an anchor and reporter on the station's new 4 PM newscast, which starts in April. He'll co-anchor with Jennifer Bernstein.....

Keith Connors Joins WTNH As ND - 2/9 - Keith Connors is the new news director at Media General's Channel 8/WTHN in New Haven. He replaces Al Carl, who is moving to Media General's KSNT in Topeka, Kansas. Connors comes from Houston, where he was a founder of UNews Digital, a software company that makes apps for news organizations. He was previously news director at WTHR in Indianapolis and executive news director at KHOU in Houston.....

Tom Leyden To 25 - 2/9 - Tom Leyden, the top sports anchor for the past 11 years at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, starts in April as the new sports director at Cox's Channel 25/WFXT in Boston. Leyden will replace Brendan Fitzgerald, who now works for ESPN.....

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