WTAE-TV's Jim Parsons has been named assistant news director for Channel 4 Action News. Mr. Parsons has been the station's investigative reporter since 1998. WTAE recently announced the hiring of weekend anchor Matt Belanger, who will also serve as an investigative reporter.
Mr. Belanger, who won two regional Emmy Awards at WGAL, a Hearst station in Lancaster, Pa., will co-anchor with Shannon Perrine at 6:30 and 11 p.m. weekends.
"Matt is dedicated and very hard working, and he will be a great fit for our team" said Justin Antoniotti, WTAE news director. He begins April 24.