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Whatever happened to Jim Hanchett?

Ben Steelman
StarNews

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.

Jim Hanchett, center, poses for a portrait with his children Jack, left, 8, Ben, center, 1, Logan, top-right, 6, Kara, 4mos, and wife Sally at Halyburton Park in Wilmington.

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.

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2 Responses to “ Whatever happened to Jim Hanchett?”

  1. On June 30, 2009 at 9:19 pm Jim Smith wrote:

    What happened to Kim Lehmon? I miss her on the news at 10PM.

    Thanks,
    Jim

  2. On October 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm Susan wrote:

    I saw Jim on the air in Charlottesville a couple of weeks ago. I had forgotten he moved there and was startled to hear the familiar voice when I turned on the news. He’s still a good anchor, seems to be as much at home there as he was here, and is certainly still missed here, I think.



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