Vermont Business Magazine WPTZ, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Plattsburgh, New York/Burlington, Vermont, announced plans in a press release Tuesday to relocate from its current space in Colchester to a new location in South Burlington, as well as open a new bureau in Lebanon, New Hampshire. As part of this plan, WPTZ/WNNE will maintain its longstanding presence in Plattsburgh. WPTZ had also considered Williston for the new location.
“We are doing more than we have ever done before to inform and entertain our entire community. The South Burlington and Lebanon facilities allow us the space we need as we continue to serve all parts of the region,” WPTZ/WNNE President and General Manager Justin Antoniotti said.
The South Burlington space in Technology Park will be completed by spring 2019.
Once the facility is complete, NBC5 will move out of its Colchester office on Roosevelt Highway.
“We are thrilled to be able to serve our viewers and advertisers for years to come. With locations in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire we will continue to cover all corners of our market,” added Antoniotti.
ReArch Company, Inc. will be working collaboratively with NBC5 to design, build, as well as maintain the space within 30 Community Drive.
“Technology Park is delighted to welcome NBC5 as its newest tenancy partner and looks forward to a collaborative relationship over many years,” says Stephen Savell, ReArch Company, Inc. Vice President of Development.
NBC5 will be built inside 30 Community Drive, which is the same building that currently houses the Ben & Jerry’s Executive Offices.
NBC5 is Burlington/Plattsburgh’s broadcast and digital media leader, providing news, weather, sports, community service and entertainment on multiple platforms including NBC5, mynbc5.com, MyNBC5 mobile, The Valley CW 5.2 and The Valley’s MeTV 5.3. NBC5 is owned and operated by Hearst Television Inc. NBC5 is an NBC affiliate with a current morning newscast from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., noon, evening newscasts from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., late news at 11 p.m., weekend mornings Saturday 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., and a 10 p.m. newscast on The Valley CW 5.2 and The Valley’s MeTV 5.3. In October of 2015, NBC5 was recognized with the 2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Continuing Coverage” in the Television (small market) category. In June of 2016, NBC5 was recognized with the regional Emmy award for “Best Newscast” in the (small market) category.
About Hearst Television
Hearst Television owns and operates television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst. The Company's Web address is hearsttelevision.com.
Source: SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (June 12, 2018) — WPTZ