Trevor DeGroot has been named as the new weekend sports anchor/editor at Sarasota’s Suncoast News Network (SNN).
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The urge to merge continues at Tampa’s Bay News 9 and Orlando’s News 13.
Sources tell Florida News Center that the Rudy Murrieta is out as News Director at the Orlando 24 hour cable station.
There was no reason given for his departure from the station. However, sources have been hinting for some time now that the cable stations will eventually merge operations. So, is this the next step?
Earlier this year, we reported that Senior Director of News Tim Geraghty was let go from the station, as his position was being eliminated to “reduce redundancy.” Bay News 9 Senior Director of News, Mike Gautreau took over both Senior positions for Bay News 9 and News 13. At the the beginning of 2013, the VP/General Managers for both Bn9 and News 13 were both let go to merge leadership at BN9 headquarters. Read the rest of this entry →
WTSP has announced that it will launch a half-hour newscast, which will air at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The new newscast debuts on March 1st and will be anchored by Mark Rivera and feature meteorologist Ashley Batey and “On the Road” reporter Bobby Lewis.
WTSP general manager Elliott Wiser told TVSpy.com that the show will take “a more in-depth look at local stories, with less crime and more news befitting Sunday morning.”
Viewers of Tampa 24 hr cable channel Bay News 9 might have noticed meteorologist Brian McClure sporting a fancy new fashion accessory this week. He showed up on the Thursday newscasts, with his right arm in a sling. McClure noted on Twitter that he broke his wrist after falling off of a ladder earlier in the week.
We wish Mr. McClure a speedy recovery! Check out the pics below.