Sharon Butterworth Named Assistant News Director at FOX61 in Connecticut

Sharon Butterworth Named Assistant News Director at FOX61 in Connecticut


Hartford, CT November 13, 2017 – FOX 61, Tribune Broadcasting’s Hartford & New Haven television station, today announced Sharon Butterworth will join the station as Assistant News Director, reporting to Liz Grey Godbout, VP News/News Director.

Butterworth will help oversee the FOX61 newsroom with more than 9 hours of news programming a day.

Before joining Tribune, Butterworth was the Executive Producer of Special Projects for NBC Connecticut, where she was responsible for the station’s investigative news division. Butterworth also served as Managing Editor for the station. Previously, she was the Executive Producer for WPLG in Miami, overseeing the evening newscasts. Butterworth also served as a producer at CBS in Miami, NECN in Massachusetts and WFSB in Hartford, CT.

She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Connecticut

Sharon is a proven leader with extensive experience in the Connecticut and Miami television markets. A tremendous asset in multimedia and a Connecticut native, Sharon will serve our viewers and our award-winning news team extremely well.” said Grey Godbout

About FOX 61:
FOX 61 (WTIC-TV) is one of the nation’s highest-rated FOX Network affiliates, providing Connecticut viewers with outstanding entertainment, news, sports, and local event programming. FOX 61 News is the market leader in news, producing more than 61 hours of local news and public affairs programming each week, more than any other station. Its award-winning local news team is committed to keeping the public informed through<>, and its social media followings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and mobile apps. Connecticut audiences can “Expect More” from FOX 61 News.
FOX 61 is owned and operated by Tribune Media, one of the country’s leading multimedia companies.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approximately 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit

Jessica Bellucci
VP, Communications
Tribune Broadcasting
office: 212-210-2626