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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Apr 11, 2007 by     Comments Off on Wednesday, April 11, 2007    Posted under: Uncategorized

Massachusetts might be cold, but RUSS NELLIGAN, the CSD at Hearst’s ABC affil in Beantown, is always full of warm insight. He did such a great job of letting me know about the new folks at his Needham station, I thought I’d turn this over to him. So, Russ….take it away:

GRANT HORNE joined WCVB-TV as Promotion Manager. Grant spent the last six years at WTFX, the FOX O&O in Philadelphia. He helped shape the station’s on-air promotion with special focus on special projects promotion, pre-show and in-show teases. Grant started in Boston February 21st.

CHRISTINE BURNS is joining WCVB-TV as full-time Promotion Producer. She spent the last two years working at New England Cable News in the same role. This is something of a homecoming for Christine. She started her career at WCVB-TV first as an intern, then moved up to a part-time position, producing topicals and handling logs. Christine starts April 9th.

Thanks to Russ for being this week’s guest writer. I’ll add some more about GRANT, since I was lucky enough to spend some time with him on the phone. He’s a native Philadelphian, having been born and raised there until he turned 8. Then he took off and spent the next years in New Orleans, where he grew to be a seafood aficionado and where he worked at the Tribune ABC affil. Eventually, his work caught the eye of FOX in Philly, and he went back to his hometown. Now, he finds himself in Boston. Good thing he loves reading maps, because Boston is not the most easy place to navigate. But he will get to enjoy quality fresh seafood once again. Have a great weekend exploring New Hampshire, Grant. He and the wife will be on the prowl for antique jewelry, which Mrs. Horne will fix up for her online store. Well Dunne!

So, who’s going to take Grant’s slot in Philly? Funny you should ask…seems that MICHAEL FLOYD, who’s been freelancing at WCVB, is heading down to Philly. Yes, Grant brought him to CSD AUDREY FISH’s attention, and the rest is history. Michael begins in the City of Brotherly Love next Monday. I’ll have more on him then.

Think about this: “The work of creating is an act of love. The God who flung from His fingertips this universe filled with galaxies and stars, penguins and puffins, gulls and gannets…peaches and pears, and a world full of children made in His own image, is the God who loves with magnificent
monotony”. ~ Brennan Manning

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