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The Orlando Sentinel calls out WFTV…

Orlando Sentinel TV columnist/critic Hal Boedeker called out WFTV today, for not pointing out a conflict of interest on a report by the recently hired Judge Belvin Perry.

On a Monday afternoon newscast, Perry offered negative commentary on a commercial advertisement against Florida Amendment 2, which pushes for the legalization of medical marijuana.

However, Boedeker points out that WFTV failed to mention that Perry currently works for the Morgan and Morgan law firm, who’s lead partner John Morgan is the lead proponent and the public face of Amendment 2.

Boedeker states in his story that “WFTV needed to note that connection. Otherwise, that’s a smoke screen, too.”

Belvin Perry was hired a month ago by WFTV. Perry was formerly the Chief Judge for Orange & Osceola counties and is famous for his role as judge in the highly-televised Casey Anthony trial.

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09 2014

Jamie Ostroff departs WINK…

After just a year at Fort Myer’s WINK-TV, reporter Jamie Ostroff has departed the station.

She is headed to Birmingham, AL’s WIAT-TV where she will work as a general assignment reporter.

//hattip to TVSpy.com

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09 2014

WPLG weather veteran dies at 90…

(from WPLG.com) – Legendary Local 10 meteorologist Walter Cronise has died at the age of 90.

The man South Florida viewers knew as “Uncle Walt” passed away at his home in Jacksonville on Sept. 20.

Cronise arrived at WPLG in Miami in 1969 after serving 25 years in the Navy where his love of meteorology began while flying with the Hurricane Hunters, a unit that flies directly into storms to study their power.

First hired as a freelance weather forecaster when the station’s call letters were WLBW, Cronise became the chief meteorologist a year later and was on the air until his retirement in December 1992….Cont….

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09 2014

SNN to be broadcast over-the-air…

(edited from HerladTribune.com) - Local television station SNN will add a digital, over-the-air broadcast to its cable offerings on Oct. 15.

Citadel Communications, which has owned SNN since January, decided to merge SNN with an existing digital TV station and create one with the call letters WSNN-LD.

As a result, WSNN will become available to 25,000 more homes that do not have cable or satellite services.

The station will continue to be seen on its current cable channels: Verizon channel 26 and 526, Comcast channel 6 in Sarasota, channel 11 in Charlotte County, and channel 400 in HD in Sarasota and Charlotte counties.

The station’s new presence will be on digital channel 39.1. Negotiations for a 24-hour entertainment broadcast on WSNN-LD 39.2 also are ongoing….Cont….

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09 2014

WFTS reporter finds missing boy…

(from WFTS.com) – In a happy turn of events, a 10-year-old boy missing since 4:00 p.m. Thursday was found Friday morning by ABC Action News reporter Cameron Polom.

Paul Ezekiel Fagan was last seen around 4:00 p.m. Thursday in his yard on Sharon Drive where he lives with his grandmother. After an unsuccessful search, Fagan’s grandmother called the sheriff’s office around 8:00 p.m.

Paul’s grandmother has custody from his biological mother.

ABC Action News reporter Cameron Polom, who was covering the story early Friday morning, was walking through the neighborhood when he spotted the missing Kimball Elementary School student standing alone by a fence….Cont….

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09 2014