Kristyn Caddell out at WFTV….

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – You’ve seen the last of reporter Kristyn Caddell at WFTV-Channel 9.

“Kristyn does not work here any longer,” news director Matt Parcell said Thursday. “That’s all I’m going to say.”

He wouldn’t say when her last day was, but he acknowledged that her bio has been removed from the station’s website.

Caddell had worked at stations in West Palm Beach, Seattle and Las Vegas. Her personal life made headlines when the National Enquirer in 2011 revealed that she was having an affair with the married Chris Hansen of “Dateline NBC” and “To Catch a Predator” fame. Read the rest of this entry →

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Kevin Ozebek to depart WSVN…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) – WSVN reporter Kevin Ozebek is spending his last days in quiet Miami.

He’s quitting the Fox affiliate June 19 to move to Beirut to start a new gig as Lebanon correspondent for an Arab news network.

Ozebek joined WSVN in 2010, from Fort Myer’s WBBH.

Folks at the station will miss him. Said VP Alice Jacobs: “Kevin Ozebek is leaving the Plex. Kevin has decided to live the adventure of his dreams and move to Beirut, Lebanon to pursue journalism there.”….Cont….

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04 2015

UPDATE: Mark Spain finds work outside of JAX…

UPDATE: 04/15/2015 – Former WTEV/WAWS anchor Mark Spain announced on Twitter today that he has landed at WSET-TV, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA.

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(edited from Jacksonville.com) - 03/25/15 – Former WJAX/WFOX anchor Mark Spain is leaving the Jacksonville market for another broadcasting job.

Spain was one of five anchors, who were jettisoned from the news operations there last summer. Spain, who had remained in Jacksonville, has not been on the air in local TV news since leaving the duopoly, but Wednesday he confirmed he’s agreed to a broadcast news job outside of North Florida.

Spain said he would not be more specific on his relocation due to a pre-employment agreement that limits disclosure of the job prior to taking to the air. Read the rest of this entry →

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04 2015

WPTV camera operator takes station vehicle…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) – WPTV studio cameraman Tracy Matthews was arrested and charged with stealing the WPTV-owned SUV he was driving when police responded to a disturbance at a drug-rehab facility Sunday in West Palm Beach.

A second man, Rafael Novas, who allegedly carried drug paraphernalia and heroin, and rode shotgun in the TV truck, was also arrested.

Cops called News Director Dan Wilson to check on Matthews. Wilson told them Matthews’ job was inside the newsroom, and he was not allowed to drive company vehicles. Read the rest of this entry →

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04 2015

Bryan Karrick named Chief Met at News 13…

Our friends at TVSpy.com reports that Bryan Karrick has been named as the new chief meteorologist at Orlando 24-hour cable channel, News 13.

He comes to News 13 from Aeris Weather, in Minneapolis, MN.

Prior to Aeris Weather, he worked at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA.

Karrick replaces former meteorologist Jeff Day, who’s contract was suddenly terminated in November 2014. Day had been with News 13 since it’s inception. Read the rest of this entry →

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