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Corey Dobridnia departs WMBB…

WMBB weekend anchor Corey Dobridnia has departed the Panama City station.

She left to become the public affairs coordinator for the Walton County Sheriff’s Officer.

She started at WMBB as a production assistant in 2011, moving up to general assignment reporter in 2012 and finally up to weekend anchor in March of 2014.

//hattip to anonymous


05 2015

Lori Brown to depart WFTV…

(from - Lori Brown, who has delivered serious, substantive reporting for WFTV, is departing Central Florida for the Fox-owned station in Dallas-Fort Worth.

She starts as a general assignment reporter at KDFW on June 15. Her final day in Orlando is June 5.

“I’m looking forward to going back to my home state, and doing my part to provide a check on government in Dallas,” Brown said in an email. She also looks forward to working with a cousin, who is a photojournalist at KDFW. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2015

WOFL gets a new set…

Orlando’s WOFL unveiled their new set this afternoon. The new set (in “Studio A”) features a curved video wall that frames the main news desk and serves as a visual and story background for the anchors. The new also features a new weather set, morning show/interview set, and an on set video/story production area that mimics those used on the mother ship at the Fox News Channel.

The new set was designed and built by Central Florida based Fx Design Group. Insiders tell Florida News Center to expect a similar new set coming to Tampa’s WTVT, just in time for fall sweeps – Stay tuned!

While the previous WOFL set is now history, the station retains its FOX O&O corporate graphics and music package.

Check out the video tour below and more c/o

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04 2015

UPDATE: WMOR GM Ken Lucas to retire…

UPDATE: 04/29/2015 – (from – Pamela Barber, a 30-year broadcast television executive, has been promoted from general sales manager at WMOR to president and general manager of WMOR


(from – 04/27/2015 – Kenneth A. Lucas, president and general manager since 1998 of WMORV, Hearst Television’s independent station in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (DMA 13), market, will retire in June, capping 17 years at the helm of the market’s No. 1 independent TV station and four decades in television. His successor will be announced at a future date.

Under Lucas’ leadership, WMOR became America’s top independent, or non-network-affiliated, TV station in the top 25 local people meter markets in the station’s key demographics, according to Hearst. It also became the market’s home of the Estrella Spanish-language network and the This TV movie network multicast channels….Cont….

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04 2015

Good news for Wendy Chioji…

(edited from – Wendy Chioji taped another WKMG health speacial several weeks ago, just before receiving encouraging news about her own health. Chioji, a breast-cancer survivor, has been battling thymic carcinoma, a cancer of the thymus gland. Last fall, she was accepted in a clinical trials program at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.

“I do have good news,” Chioji said in an email Thursday. “After a big delay because my white blood cells didn’t rebound, I started (and finished) round 2 of Sutent, my clinical trial drug. I had my first CT scan for the trial, and it shows dramatic and significant tumor shrinkage. It’s a better initial result than anyone, including my whole trials team, could imagine. It’s great news.”….Cont….


04 2015