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Larry Elliston of “Down Home Florida” dies at 66….

(edited from TampaBay.com) – Larry Elliston’s first job in TV news was like a dream come true: Words, pictures and storytelling were passions that traced to his childhood.

A Tampa Bay-area native, Mr. Elliston died Thursday. He was 66.

Straight out of the University of South Florida in the 1970s, he landed a job working at WFLA, before moving to WTVT five years later.

Mr. Elliston, a fifth-generation Floridian, had a passion for the Sunshine State, so he started doing TV specials about all things Florida. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2016

Les Vann named VP/GM at WFTX…

In a press release, the E.W. Scripps Company has named Les Vann as the new vice president and general manager at Fort Myers station, WFTX.

He comes from the same position at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, IN. Before that he he severed as GM at WKRC-TV/DT-2 in Cincinnatti and WJCL/WTGS in Savannah. As per a Scripps press release, he started his career at WICS-TV in Springfield, IL working his way up the ladder, from intern to news director.

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08 2016

Destiny McKeiver to WJXT…

(edited from TVSpy.com)Destiny McKeiver is joining Jacknsonville’s WJXT. She starts in September, as the station’s new multimedia journalist.

She joins WJXT after a two year stint at KYTX-TV in Tyler, TX. She worked at KTVO-TV in Kirksville, MO before that.

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08 2016

Adrienne Pedersen departs WFLA…

Weekend anchor and weekday morning reporter Adrienne Pedersen has departed Tampa’s WFLA.

She is headed to Milwaukee, WI to join WISN-TV as an anchor/reporter.

Pedersen joined WFLA in 2010, coming from KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO.

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08 2016

Former WPBF director found naked, dies…

(edited from PalmBeachPost.com)

died at a hospital on Saturday while in custody with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Officers found him incoherent and naked in the water at the park, along State Road A1A at the border of Indian River and Brevard counties.

A spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office said Robinson seemed to be under the influence of an undetermined substance. His death is still under investigation. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2016