Vermont station to relocate, open bureau

WPTZ, Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate in Plattsburgh, New York and Burlington, Vermont, has announced plans to build a new station and open a new bureau.

The station inked a deal to move to a new development in South Burlington, Vermont, known as Technology Park, which lies south of the station’s current location in Colchester, Vermont.

The new building is scheduled for completion in 2019 and is being designed by ReArch Company. The station and architectural team are working collaboratively to create the new space, according to a story posted on WPTZ’s website.

In addition to the new building, WPTZ, which is also carried by satellite channel WNNE, will open a bureau in Lebanon, New Hampshire, located east of the new building. WNNE’s building in White River Junction, Vermont, is referred to on air as the “Upper Valley Bureau” and also has offices across Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, New York.