Monthly Archives: March 2015

Changes To NH1’s Weather Team, And More May Be Coming

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Change is in the air at the NH1 News Network, after only 6 months of operation. Chief Meteorologist Clayton Stiver has left the station, and is being replaced by former NECN meteorologist Joe Joyce.

Clayton announced the news on his Facebook page, saying, “I ultimately found myself needing to make a change, for myself, and most importantly for my family. This was a very tough decision to make because I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great people up here and have made some wonderful new friends. Also, many of you know how much I love New England, all of the skiing there is to do up here, and the big Nor’Easter snowstorms that happen. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect winter these past several months.”

Clayton Stiver

Clayton Stiver will return to his former station, WVIR-TV NBC 29 in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he was a meteorologist for the weekend newscasts and for the noon broadcasts on Thursday and Friday. No word on what role he will have when he returns. Clayton got his on air start at WEIU-TV PBS 51 in Charleston, Illinois, where he was the evening meteorologist for four months. He also served as a Meteorology Intern at WCAU-TV NBC 10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and as a Sales Representative the Nazareth Music Center in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Joe Joyce

Joe Joyce

Clayton’s replacement, Meteorologist Joe Joyce, is no stranger to the New England area. He comes to NH1 News from NECN, where he has had two stints as a meteorologist. He originally joined the station in August 1997 as a weekend meteorologist before becoming a weekday meteorologist. He left in 2010 to join WBZ-TV CBS 4 as the weekend morning meteorologist and environmental reporter. He also provided daily forecasts for WBZ News Radio 1030AM. Joe got his on air start at WVII-TV ABC 7 in Bangor, Maine, where he was a meteorologist.

The change in Chief Meteorologists may not be the only change to NH1’s weather team. Viewers have spotted former WMUR weekend meteorologist Bill Gile forecasting the weather on NH1’s weekend newscasts. This may mean that current weather anchor Jenna Abate may move into a full time reporter role. Bill Gile told Boston Media Watch that while it is not a permanent position, he is hoping it will be. If Bill’s role were to become permanent, Jenna could still become the morning/noon weather anchor when NH1 News launches those newscasts in the near future.

Stay tuned to BMW as we update you on the changes at New Hampshire One News’ weather team.

Ro Dooley-Webster Named Director of Programming and Communications at WCVB Boston and WMUR Manchester

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Ro Dooley Webster has been named Director of Programming and Communications for WCVB-TV (Boston), and for WMUR-TV (Manchester), and their MeTV digital sub-channels effective April 7, 2015.  In this department head role, Dooley Webster will oversee all aspects of programming, media relations, and internal and external communications for WCVB, WMUR, and the two MeTV channels.

“With more than 25 years of leadership experience in local media, Ro’s expertise and relationships in the community are widely recognized and respected,” said WCVB President and General Manager Bill Fine when making the announcement.  “As part of our talented management team, Ro will be an asset to advancing the stations’ leadership positions.”

Ro Dooley-Webster

An Emmy award-winning media executive, Dooley Webster joins the Hearst stations from CBS Boston where she was Director of Communications and Public Affairs for all eleven of CBS Boston’s broadcast and digital properties including WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV.  Over the course of her decade of leadership at CBS Boston, Dooley Webster managed many of the television stations’ major, local event programs like: The Boston Pops 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, the First Night special, the BLINK Holiday Tree Lighting show, and political debates.

Before joining CBS in 2004, Dooley Webster served as Director of Public Relations for the Sunbeam-owned Boston NBC affiliate WHDH-TV, where she managed communications and many of the station’s special events and live, local programs.  She has also worked as the Public Relations Director for the then Tribune-owned Boston WB affiliate WLVI-TV.  Before that, Dooley Webster was Director of Press and Public Relations at New England Cable News (NECN).  She was critical to the regional network’s successful launch and instrumental in the launch of “The FOX 25 News at 10” which was then produced by NECN.  She began her career as a reporter/producer for news and specials at independent WCVX-TV in Vineyard Haven, MA.

Dooley Webster is President of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Boston/New England and is the first woman president of the chapter in 25 years.  She was nominated for a Rosoff “Mentor” Award presented by the Ad Club of Boston for advancing diversity in the workplace as part of her work with The Emma Bowen Foundation.  She is a member of the Executive Leadership Institute presented by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment.

Dooley Webster received her MA Degree in Marketing Communications from Emerson College graduating at the top of her class.  She graduated from Boston College double majoring to earn a BA Degree in Communications and Marketing.  She is a graduate of Milton Academy.