Matt Blanchette is making the move from sports to news at WLNE, the ABC affiliate in Providence. Beginning Monday, Blanchette will anchor the station’s morning newscasts alongside Doreen Scanlon.
“Matt and Doreen will be a terrific anchor team. Matt has done an excellent job with station Sports Director Ken Bell in creating a powerful sports department for us,” WLNE news director Nic Moye said in a statement. “His local knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for telling stories about local people will add a lot of value in the morning.”
Blanchette joined WLNE in 2012 as a sports anchor and reporter.