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Angela Taylor to join WESH…

Angela Taylor has been named as a new anchor at the Orlando duopoly of WESH and WKCF.

She will co-anchor the the 5-6 p.m. newscasts on WESH (simulcasted on WKCF) and the 10-11 p.m. newscasts with anchor Brett Connolly.

Taylor comes from Hearst Television (the owners of WESH) sister station, KHBS-TV in Fort Smith, AR. Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2014

Tampa stations honored with duPont-Columbia Awards…

(edited from TVSpy.com) - Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism today announced 14 winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, including four for investigative reporting by local stations–and two were in the same market, Tampa-St. Petersburg.

ABC affiliate WFTS was honored for “Incapacitated: Florida’s Guardianship Program”, an investigation that exposed “rampant abuse and fraud” by court appointed guardians. The investigation resulted in a new guardianship reform bill.

Tampa CBS affiliate WTSP received a duPont for “Short Yellows and the Red Light Fight”, an investigation that exposed how local governments “abused technology to cheat drivers.”….Continue for full story….

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12 2014

Meredith McDonough to 11p.m. at WESH…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com)Meredith McDonough has been promoted to evening anchor at WESH-Channel 2, the station announced Monday.

She takes the job formerly held by Martha Sugalski. McDonough will anchor the early evening and 11 p.m. newscasts.

McDonough started at WESH in October 2011 as weekend evening anchor. In August 2012, she was promoted to morning anchor. Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2014

Kevin Fries named as News Director at WCJB…

TVSpy.com reports that Kevin Fries has been named as the new news director at Gainesville’s WCJB.

Fries replaces Andrea Clenney who left he station to be the news director at WLTZ in Columbus, GA.

Fries starts as news director Monday December 22nd. Merry Christmas to Mr. Fries!

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12 2014

The FCC approves Scripps-Journal merger…

On Friday the FCC approved the applications of Journal Communications and The E.W. Scripps Co., authoring a merger of the two media companies.

           

The merger deal will move all of Journal’s television and radio station licenses over to Scripps, giving Scripps control over all of the broadcast properties. In Florida, Scripps stations WFTS in Tampa and WPTV in West Palm Beach will gain another sister station, Journal’s WFTX in Fort Myers. Read the rest of this entry →

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