Orlando stations rush to cover terrorist attack…

(from TVSpy.com) – Orlando affiliates WFTV (ABC), WKMG (CBS), WESH (NBC) and WOFL (Fox) rushed crews to the scene of the Pulse nightclub and Orlando Regional Medical Center gathering some of the first images and eyewitness accounts of what has become the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

WFTV, WKMG and WESH began continuing coverage around 5 a.m. while WOFL began at 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

At least 50 people are dead and another 53 wounded when a gunman identified entered the club with an assault weapon and a handgun and opened fire. Read the rest of this entry →

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LIVE COVERAGE – Orlando terrorist attack…

Watch LIVE continuing coverage of the night club shooting in Orlando from local Orlando and Tampa affiliates. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, friends and the people of the Orlando area. Orlando was Florida News Center’s home for two years.

 

WFTV ABC 9                 WESH NBC 2

WKMG CBS 6               WOFL Fox 35

 

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Patty Crosby to depart WTLV/WJXX

(edited from Jacksonville.com) – WTLV/WJXX anchor Patty Crosby announced on “Good Morning Jacksonville” Wednesday she is leaving the duopoly to work for Hospice of Golden Isles in Brunswick.

Crosby joined WTLV in August 1995. “I’m expecting the champagne on Friday, guys,” she told her co-anchor Lewis Turner and meteorologist Mike Prangley.

“It’s a big decision, a big life change, but I’m very excited about it,” she said. Read the rest of this entry →

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WFTV names studio after Bob Opsahl….

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Bob Opsahl may have left the building at WFTV, but he’ll always be a part of the building.

The station has named the studio that houses its new news set after the longest-serving anchor in Orlando TV history.

The honor was revealed at a May 27 retirement dinner for Opsahl at the station. Read the rest of this entry →

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Bryan Bennett departs WFLA…

Florida News Center has learned that WFLA weekend meteorologist Bryan Bennett has departed the Tampa station.

Bennett made the announcement on Facebook, this past Friday, saying only: “I’m no longer working at WFLA, but will keep updating this Facebook page. Stay tuned!”

No reason was given for his departure. Watch this space for further updates.

He joined WFLA in May of 2013, coming from WCBS in New York. He previously worked weather software creator WSI and in television in Atlanta and Columbus, GA.

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