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Analog-to-digital conversion[ edit ] WHDH shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 7, on June 12,the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. Preempted programming[ edit ] As a CBS affiliate, the station preempted programming in moderation, in favor of more locally produced shows.
WHDH then began airing an expanded local morning newscast. By coincidence, it also carries the syndicated version of Dateline NBC twice daily, containing episodes made up of archived true crime stories. On July 4,it will simulcast the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular with Bloomberg Televisionreturning the event to local necn business reporter dies after a one-year absence.
Motivated to cultivate an identity to the station that would indirectly help its last-place news ratings, WNEV acquired the lottery from WBZ-TV, which had announced late in that it would no longer show the games. A contest was held by WNEV in Augustjust under a month before the games moved to the station, to scout for their own lottery host Tom Bergeronwho hosted Lottery Live on WBZ-TV, did not continue in the role because he remained at that station in other capacities.
The winner was Lynn-Andrea Waugh, familiarly known as "Andi", a year-old red-haired model who had no prior on-air experience. Despite being well received by viewers due to her effervescent personality and striking good looks, Ms. Waugh never completely overcame her noticeable nervousness after taking to the air.
Waugh abandoned her hosting spot upon the expiration of her contract in August She was replaced with Dawn Hayes, who had been the runner-up in the lottery host competition. Hayes, who was equally as appealing but with a polished, confident on-air presence, began her long run as host during this era.
Weekend lottery hosts during the channel 7 era included Linda Ward, Linda Frantangela both prior to and Jill Stark —94who all substituted on weekdays as well when Hayes was absent. Lottery rights were subsequently picked up by WCVB, which began airing the nightly drawings on March 7, This section needs additional citations for verification.
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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In addition, the station produces Urban Update, a discussion program focusing on issues affecting the African American community; and Honda Sports Xtra, a weekly half-hour sports highlight program.
Media partnerships[ edit ] The station, in partnership with MetroNetworks, launched the TrafficTracker truck during the Democratic National Conventionwhich was held in Boston. The station continues to use the TrafficTracker during snowstorms, including the December 13, storm that resulted in paralyzing commutes that, in some cases, exceeded seven hours.
News department history[ edit ] —[ edit ] When New England Television began operating the station, a massive attempt to bring channel 7 out of the ratings basement where WNAC-TV had largely resided for most of its history was planned.
David Mugar and company soon announced the infamous "dream team" of newscasters, headed by Tom Ellis and Robin Young. Young, on the other hand, had no hard news experience but was well-known to Boston viewers as former co-host of Evening Magazine. The newsroom facility, built feverishly over the summer ofwas cited by The Boston Globe as being the most technologically advanced out of all three network stations in the market.
The curiosity of Boston viewers only lasted a week in large numbers; the following week, channel 7 returned to ranking as a distant third. Replacing Baker was former WBZ-TV programming head Sy Yanoff, whom Mugar had the utmost confidence in given his track record at channel 4 both Ellis and Young had worked for Yanoff at separate times, years earlier, at WBZ; this was a major factor in him taking the job.
Over the summer, the two fired quite a few of the "dream team" hires, in an effort to strengthen and better utilize the talents that worked. The largest issue they faced was the public perception that Robin Young and Tom Ellis were a mismatched anchor team.
Young, whose informal presence began to contrast severely with the seriousness of Ellis, was offered new avenues at WNEV by Yanoff so that the station could boast a more balanced, serious lead anchor team.
Although she had stated in the spring of that she was at the anchor desk for the long haul, Young made a move with Yanoff and Mugar that July which granted her airtime on WNEV for primetime specials produced through her private production company, Young Visions.
Young decided that leaving the news department would allow her more time to focus on these specials, as well as the availability to be an all-purpose station personality. Willis was selected for the position in early September, and began anchoring with Tom Ellis that same month.
Young, meanwhile, went on to host her primetime specials and events until In the spring ofNETV moved its on-air news look away from the changes made only two years prior, taking away the anchoring desk from the newsroom and utilizing a backdrop allowing chroma keys and CGI graphics to be placed.
However, when Rosser had a meeting with Willis for what was supposed to be her contract renewal, he was told by her that instead, she would be leaving to become a professor of journalism at Northeastern University. Willis and Rosser publicly announced her resignation in July, and Willis assured the staff that her decision to leave WNEV was isolated from her soon-to-be decreased air time.
Yanoff and Rosser attempted to come to agreeable terms with Ellis, with two proposed plans — to either pair him with Kate Sullivan or Dave Wright, or to find him another replacement female anchor.
Ellis was demoted to reporter, a move that ultimately led to his exit from the station altogether in early December In Augustnumerous changes occurred when R. However, there was a unique twist. Wright, who had created the Live at Five format at ATV where he had hosted it from tobrought the concept to WNEV, which had him and Williams walking around a special newsroom set sans an anchor desk as they presented stories.
Featured reporters were seated at assignment desks on the set, as they contributed to the fray and chatted with Wright and Williams.
The format soared in the ratings, a true accomplishment long labored by NETV.Greg Hunter is a highly respected veteran news reporter who has worked for many major news networks in the yunusemremert.com continues to make his voice heard as the producer and creator of yunusemremert.com site's slogan is "analyzing the news to give you a clear picture of what's really going on".
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His rich history with The Weather Channel began in when he worked as a gofer in the newsroom. Nov 16, · Get the latest Boston news, including local and national breaking headlines. Read more on yunusemremert.com NECN, the cable news network in Boston owned by Comcast, has cut business editor Peter Howe from its staff, reports David Harris, associate editor of the Boston Business Journal.
Harris writes, “In a post on Facebook on Monday afternoon, Howe said the move by the station is effective this week.
WHDH, channel 7, is an independent television station located in Boston, yunusemremert.com is owned by Sunbeam Television, and operates as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate WLVI (channel 56). The two stations share studio facilities located at Bulfinch Place, near Government Center in downtown Boston; WHDH's transmitter is located in Newton, Massachusetts.