(from TVNewsCheck.com) – Beginning this Saturday, WPBF, the Hearst-owned West Palm Beach, Fla., ABC affiliate will debut an additional hour of news, WPBF 25 News at 5:00, expanding the news block to 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Sanika Dange will anchor the newscast, along with meteorologist Taylor Grenda.
WPBF produces nearly 40 hours of news per week….Cont….
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 →
(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.
Check out this video from Tampa’s WTVT – we all finally know how the chroma key wall works now.