Tribune Company will move its two Hartford, Conn. television stations into the building occupied by The Hartford Courant newspaper to form a new combined news-gathering entity. The plan
is that WTIC-TV and WTXX-TV will broadcast news from a new studio located in the Courant's newsroom.
Courant Publisher Steve Carver is also being replaced with Richard Graziano,
general manager of WTIC-TV and WTXX-TV "effective immediately," say Tribune executives. With the new arrangement, WTIC-TV will be able to add two half-hour news broadcasts, one at noon and another
at 6 p.m.
"This is the future of media," says Randy Michaels, Tribune's COO. "Whether in print, over the air, or online-the delivery mechanism isn't as important as the nature of the content provided. Bringing these media properties together will enable us to improve and expand what we can offer readers, viewers and advertisers." Construction on the TV studio is expected to begin later this summer.