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Mark Spain finds work outside of JAX…

(edited from Jacksonville.com) - Former WJAX/WFOX anchor Mark Spain is leaving the Jacksonville market for another broadcasting job.

Spain was one of five anchors, who were jettisoned from the news operations there last summer. Spain, who had remained in Jacksonville, has not been on the air in local TV news since leaving the duopoly, but Wednesday he confirmed he’s agreed to a broadcast news job outside of North Florida.

Spain said he would not be more specific on his relocation due to a pre-employment agreement that limits disclosure of the job prior to taking to the air. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2015

VIDEO: Owl startles WINK reporter….

Check out the video below as an albino owl startles WINK morning reporter John Trierweiler. Anchors Rob Spicker and Jennifer Stacey proceed to crack up and further make light of Trierweiler’s reaction. The fun happens at 1:55 on the clock. Check it out below!

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03 2015

Ambrosio Hernadez departs WSCV/joins WLTV…

(edited from MediaMoves.com) – Longtime WSCV Telemundo 51 anchor Ambrosio Hernández, who resigned from the Miami station on Friday, is now officially an employee of competitor WLTV Univision 23.

He will sit out a non-compete clause in his contract and will sign-on at WLTV in the fall.

Telemundo 51 was unable to reach an agreement to renew his contract, which expired March 1. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2015

WJAX/WFOX photog attacked…

(edited from ActionNewsJax.com) – While our news team was out covering that shooting in Jacksonville Beach, our veteran photographer Robert Jackson was attacked from behind.

“I was completely blindsided. Apparently a kid jumped on me and punched me in the back of the neck,” Jackson said.

He and our newest reporter, Katie McKee, were on 1st Street in Jacksonville Beach getting video of St. Patrick’s Day crowds when it happened. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2015

Rob Lopicola expected to plead guilty to fraud…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) - Former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola was scheduled to plead guilty to federal fraud charges today in a federal court.

Lopicola, who was facing 20 years in a prison if he went to trial, is still expected to tell a judge that he conspired with others to defraud hundreds of owners of vacation timeshares to the tune of $14.5 million!

The former hurricane specialist is accused of making calls to timeshare owners for a telemarketing scam based in West Palm Beach and Illinois. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2015