Ramsay Alert, NBC Ct’s New Prez, Dyson Shout-Out

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 It didn’t take long to find someone to take over for David Doebler at NBC Connecticut. There’s a new guy in town.

Ric Harris HeadshotRic Harris has been named the new president and general manager.

Harris has 25 years of media industry experience in the field including general management and advertising sales leadership roles.

“Ric Harris loves the local TV business and is committed to becoming a strong part of the communities in Connecticut we serve. He already knows what a great group of people we have at our station in Hartford, and as Vice President of Sales, has become an important addition to that team,” said Valari Staab, President of the NBC Owned Television Stations.

“I am honored to be part of the fantastic team at NBC Connecticut and look forward to serving our audience, our community and our marketing partners,” said Harris.

Speaking of NBC CT, another one of its former on-air personalities is moving up the ladder again. NBC’s Brian Shactman is moving to MSNBC. Beginning this week, you will find him hosting “Way Too Early” the network’s 5:30 a.m. show. As part of his duties he will also be contributing to its “Morning Joe” show with former Connecticut tv personality Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. Shactman also worked at Bristol-based ESPN at one time.

Mother’s Day was a bit special for Loretta Dyson, best known for her volunteer work at the Tabor House Giant Tag Sale each summer. She was honored on air by Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy at Sunday’s game. Remy was reading texts and emails he received about mothers who had influenced their children’s love of baseball and a message from Dyson’s son, David, who coordinates the fundraising tag sale each year, was one that included the fact that his mother “is the only mother who has a Red Sox jersey with her name on the back,” referring to retired major league infielder player Mark “Loretta.”

This year’s tag sale by the way is July 18 to 20!

curtisAnd finally, if you are a Gordon Ramsay fan and a fan of his reality show “Hotel Hell” you might want to head to Woodbury Tuesday where an episode is being filmed at its historic “The Curtis House.”

In case you are not familiar, the show features Ramsay, also known for his other reality show “Hell’s Kitchen,” visiting some of “America’s most horrendous hotels, troubled inns and struggling resorts, many of which are on the brink of closure.”

The show is in its second season on Fox network and Woodbury house will be the first to be featured this year.

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