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FAL-WIN 2018

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TELEVISION BY MATT JANIK PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW CUNNINGHAM Jim Breen '86 Looks Back on a Career in TV News HOW DID THIS EVER HAPPEN? O nce Jim Breen '86 came to New Hampshire, he simply never left. A self-described "country bumpkin" from North Adams, Mass., Breen initially looked at Franklin Pierce because he knew a friend of a friend who had come to the school for its anthropology program. When he came to Rindge, Breen not only found exactly what he was looking for in a school, but he fell in love with New Hampshire in general. Nearly 40 years later, Breen has more than three decades of experience at the state's only major network television affiliate. He has spent nearly the last 20 years at WMUR in his current position as director of news operations. FALL / WINTER 2018 PIERCE 35

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