Charles Billi parts ways with WTSP…

WTSP anchor/reporter Charles Billi has departed the Tampa station. His last day with the station was Sunday Jan 31st.

Billi officially announced on Facebook yesterday that he had departed the station, but sources tell Florida News Center that he has been off of the air at the station for the past few weeks, sitting out the end of his contract.

When contacted by FNC about his departure, Billi could not offer comment on why he was leaving station. However, multiple sources tell Florida News Center that his contract was not renewed due to mutual creative differences with station management over changes at the station. Read the rest of this entry →

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Jan 2016 ratings are close in Orlando…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – In the 25-to-54 age group so dear to news advertisers, WFTV ranked first from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and won a close contest at 11 p.m., even though the station didn’t have a lot of help from ABC, which ranked fourth in prime time.

How close? Only 352 viewers separated WFTV from No. 2 WESH, according to Nielsen ratings supplied to the Sentinel. But WKMG reached the most viewers in all at 11 p.m. with help from CBS.

WFTV was also first in early morning, although the race turned close at 6 a.m. WESH actually reached more viewers by sharing the same news on sister station WKCF.

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A lesson in chroma key…

Check out this video from Tampa’s WTVT – we all finally know how the chroma key wall works now.

We interrupt Paul's forecast for…

Just feel free to walk right through, FOX 13's Lloyd Sowers…NBD

Posted by FOX 13 News – Tampa Bay on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Jessica Taloney is back to WKRG & TV…

WKRG’s new morning anchor is no stranger to WKRG viewers in the Mobile/Pensacola market.

Jessica Taloney returned to the anchor desk on Monday Jan 17th as the new host of News 5 This Morning. She will anchor alongside Bill Riales and meteorologist John Nodar, weekdays from 5-7a.m.

Taloney left WKRG and TV in 2012 to take care of her soon-to-delivered baby.  Taloney would give birth to her first child 12 hours after her last newscast in 2012. Read the rest of this entry →

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WINK Chief Met drops the F-bomb, apologizes…

Last week during breaking weather coverage in the Fort Myers market, WINK-TV chief meteorologist Jim Farrell let the F-bomb fly during a cut-in.

The station was about to go to weather update during morning programming, when the meteorologist, annoyed by staffers talking in the newsroom can be heard whispering “how many times do I have to tell these people, shut the fuck up.”

Unfortunately, viewers could hear the F-bomb as well (check out the video below). Farrell returned to the air an hour later and apologized to viewers for the language, thinking that he was not on the air when it happened.

WINK Chief Met drops the F-bomb during cut-in by flnewscenter

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