Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn presented retiring WTVT anchor Denise White with an official proclamation declaring that November 24, 2015 was officially “Denise White Day” in the City of Tampa. White’s last newscast will be tomorrow 11/25. Stay tuned for that video.
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WFLA announced today (via press release) that the station has received FAA approval to fly drones for news coverage, in the Tampa media market. This approval makes WFLA the first station in the market to have the ability to fly news drones.
WFLA’s new toy, dubbed “Drone 8″ will be piloted/operated by reporter Peter Bernard (right). He is a certified pilot and is one of several Media General employees who attended a 4 day workshop on drone flight and safety, to comply with FAA regulations. Read the rest of this entry →
(edited from ActionNewsJax.com) – WJAX/WFOX are the only local stations in the Jacksonville media market to be granted Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly a drone as part of their news coverage.
So what does this mean for the viewer? The Action News Jax “Skyvision” drone will help expand their news and weather coverage, and go in-depth on stories. With government approval, they can now give viewers a bird’s-eye view of the are above. Read the rest of this entry →
Orlando market 24hr cable channel, News 13 unveiled a new set today. The new set, built by Park Place, completely replaces the previous main anchor set. The old weather set, replaced just two years ago, remains unchanged for now. The graphics, news music, slogans and logo’s also remain unchanged.
News 13’s set is not as large as the one unveiled a few weeks ago by Tampa market sister channel, Bay News 9, but it shares the same look, dynamic backgrounds and technology. The News 13 set/studios will serve as a back-up for BN9 and InfoMas in the event of a hurricane or other event.
Check out screen caps of the set and old weather set below.
WFTV anchor Vanessa Welch is leaving the station to take a job within the Cox family (the owners of WFTV), at Boston Fox affiliate, WFXT. Her final day at the station will be on Friday. She starts at WFXT on Dec. 1.
Jason Brewer who is a meteorologist up the interstate at WESH, will be leaving that station to follow his wife to Boston. He will stay on at WESH until after the holidays and will look for work in Boston.