WFTV wins Janurary 2015…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV were victorious in the January ratings released Thursday. Evidently, a little Salt goes a long way.

In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WFTV was the leader in news time slots, WESH-Channel 2 was often a formidable second, and WOFL-Channel 35 was tops at 10 p.m. (WOFL has a content-sharing agreement with the Sentinel.)

WFTV’s most impressive showing with the 25-to-54 demographic was at 6 p.m., when the station averaged 34,476 viewers to WESH’s 27,342, WKMG’s 9,570 and WOFL’s 8,302. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2015

Orlando TV personalities make Jimmy Kimmel…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has saluted local newscasters with interesting names, and Central Florida placed three representatives. Read the rest of this entry →

29

01 2015

WFTV does the anchor shuffle…

(edited from WFTV.com) - Changes are underway at WFTV Channel 9.

After waking up Central Florida news viewers for 17 years, Vanessa Echols (right #1) is leaving Eyewitness News Daybreak for later newscasts.

In addition to anchoring Eyewitness News at Noon, Echols will co-anchor the 4 p.m. news with Greg Warmoth.

Investigative reporter and anchor Nancy Alvarez (right #2) will assume Echols’ place at the Daybreak desk, alongside co-anchor Jamie Holmes. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2015

WKMG helicopter crew finds missing boy…

(from WKMG.com) – Deputies on Monday rescued a missing student who vanished from a Brevard County elementary school after the boy was spotted by Local 6 helicopter Sky 6.

The 10-year-old student, who attends Saturn Elementary School in Cocoa, disappeared around lunch time, Brevard school officials said.

Several deputies and a sheriff’s helicopter were canvassing nearby wooded areas when Sky 6 photojournalist David Sprung located the boy from the air, reporting his location to authorities. Read the rest of this entry →

27

01 2015

Wendy Ryan has bugs….

WFTS anchor Wendy Ryan, who is known for her “Dirty Dining” segments on the station, has been fighting some bugs of her very own. Fruit flies have invaded her desk at the Tampa station.

If you cannot find humor in this, there has to be something wrong with you. Every Chinese food restaurant in the Tampa Bay area has to be laughing….. check out the videos below.

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01 2015