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WPEC buys a boat, meet Marine Watch 12…

West Palm Beach station WPEC has added a new toy to its collection. The station debuted “Marine Watch 12.”

The new “news boat” will be used to cover anything aqua-related and will be used in tandem with WPEC’s news drone fleet.

Check out the new promo below….

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05 2017

More WFLA news on WTTA…

In a press release to Florida News Center, Tampa’s WFLA announced that it will expand it’s morning news programmin0g offerings.

The new extended version of News Channel 8 today will now air from 7am to 9am on sister station WTTA.

Currently, WFLA broadcasts AM news from 4:30-7am, with occasional local cut-ins during NBC’s national morning show, Today. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2017

Bob Kealing to depart WESH….

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – After nearly 25 years at Orlando’s WESH, reporter Bob Kealing is departing to focus on other projects. His final day at the station will be Friday.

His 25th anniversary at WESH would be in July. He revealed his news via Facebook Monday night. He wrote:

“Friday will be my last day at WESH-TV. After 25 years of unforgettable stories and working with a fantastic group of people, I’d like to take a step back and refocus my career.Short term, I’m excited about some opportunities tied to my work as a published author. I also plan to further my historic preservation pursuits through two  nonprofits I’ve been close to for years: the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando and Gram Parsons’ Derry Down in Winter Haven. I’m so thankful to all my friends at WESH and I know those friendships will continue. Now, it’s on to new adventures!”….Cont….

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05 2017

Niurma Sanchez departs WSCV…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – WSCV meteorologist, Niurma Sánchez, is leaving Miami Telemundo station and heading to Denver.

KDEN-TV announced today that she will be the stations new Noticiero Telemundo Denver weather anchor.

Sánchez worked as a freelance meteorologist at Telemundo 51-WSCV since 2016.  Prior to that, she worked at the Cuban Institute of Meteorology….Cont….

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05 2017

Raycom closes on WWSB/WTXL…

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Raycom Media’s $68.5 million purchase of Sarasota’s WWSB and Tallahassee’s WTXL from Calkins Media Group, closed this week.

“Raycom Media’s Florida portfolio is significantly enhanced by our expansion into the vibrant Suncoast communities and the important State Capital news center of Tallahassee,” said Don Richards, Raycom Media Group VVP.

The acquisition expands Raycom Media’s reach and presence in Florida. It also owns Fox affiliates WFLX in West Palm Beach and WPGX in Panama City…..Cont….

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