Jim Hanchett, former news anchor and managing editor for Wilmington TV stations WECT and WSFX, signed off locally on Jan. 16, 2009. He left to take over as news director and lead anchor for WCAV, WCAW and WAHU, a three-station television group in Charlottesville, Va. On Jan. 27, 2012, TV Spy carried a post about Hanchett moving to a communications job at Indiana University: ND Jim Hanchett Leaving Charlottesville Triopoly
Hanchett had joined WECT in 2002. While in Wilmington, he also wrote the “Father Time” column, a mostly light look at parenting, for the Star-News.
A graduate of Boston University, Hanchett worked on newspapers before switching to broadcast news. He spent a decade at Denver TV station KCNC, then joined NBC News, where he became senior political correspondent for the NBC News Channel. More than 3,000 of his live reports appeared on “The Today Show, ” CNBC, MSNBC, and foreign networks. Among other stories, he covered the O.J. Simpson trial, the Oklahoma City bombing and the funerals of Mother Teresa and Richard M. Nixon.
Date posted: June 26, 2009
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