O-Town Station Hires New Anchor


WESH has hired a new 5PM Anchor and he starts in a week.

Brett Connolly has joined Orlando's NBC affiliate from WFXT, the Fox-owned station in Boston where he was a morning anchor and reporter.

So what happens to current 5PM Anchor Jim Payne? The station says that Payne will continue to anchor at 4, 6 and 11 p.m.

"Given our commitment to news, we're adding to the team," WESH General Manager Jim Carter told the Orlando Sentinel "We wanted to let Jim cover more news in the field."

Connolly will be reporting in addition to anchoring at 5 p.m., and the station brought him on air last week.

"It's a positive thing," Carter said. "We've been wanting to add to the team. When we're in vacations, we're in a jam." He called Connolly "a great addition."