Hurricane Duty, Plus More News…

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It what appears to be part of a continuing strategic trend, Fox 61’s Carmen Chau is traveling to New Orleans to report on the aftermath of Hurricane Ida for a sister station. A few weeks back, a team from a sister station in Maine was in Connecticut helping Fox 61 report on storm Henri. An interesting approach and use of person-power.

Former WFSBer Hallie Jackson is moving her MSNBC program from 10a.m. to 3p.m. where she will serve as the lead-in for two hours of Deadline:White House with Nicolle Wallace. Wallace is being mentioned as a possible replacement for Rachel Maddow, if Maddow leaves her full-time hosting duties next year, as has been heavily rumored. As we reported last month, Jackson has also been picked to anchor an evening newscast on NBC’s streaming news channel when it expands. Moving to afternoons on MSNBC will shorten her days once the evening show starts.

Yes, Tuesday marked the first day of the new anchor line-up and new Times Square set for CBS Mornings, featuring former WFSBer Gayle King. Here’s a post show pic:

And for those interested in Connecticut history, the replica of the Amistad has docked in Hartford and will offer educational programming throughout the month of September.