More news on WKRG…

Our friends at Southwest Alabama TV and Radio report that Mobile’s WKRG will expanding it’s news offerings.

Following trends across Florida and the nation, WKRG will now offer morning news beginning at 4:30 a.m. through until CBS News morning programming at 7 a.m.

WKRG will also expand evening newscasts from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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11 2016

Orlando – November 2016 Ratings…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The Orlando TV ratings for November underscore how competitive the market has become in local news as well as prime time.

Different stations could crow about wins with the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. WFTV-Channel 9 was the clear favorite weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m. as well as 5 to 6:30 p.m., according to Nielsen ratings supplied to the Sentinel.

But WKMG-Channel 6 scored wide leads at noon and 11 p.m. in the ratings period that ended Wednesday.

WESH-Channel 2 eked out a victory over WFTV at 4 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2016

Miami TV goes nuts over Castro muerto…

Saturday night, into Sunday morning proved to be an active time for Miami TV stations. As news came out about Fidel Castro’s death from Cuba, Miami area Cubans took to the streets to celebrate and gather – Miami stations jumped into action. Check out the station websites below. We particularly love the WPLG (10) website, where Castro’s face is pasted into just about every available space. We here at Florida News Center expect the Miami coverage to continue for days, into weeks.

Check out LIVE coverage here:  WPLG  –  WSVN  –  WFOR  –  WTVJ  –  WSCV

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11 2016

WTVJ crew hit by drunk driver…

WTVJ reporter Marissa Bragg and photographer Ross Noble became the story last week, after their station vehicle was hit by a drunk driver. The driver tried to leave the scene of the accident, but people who witnessed the accident jumped into action and stopped the driver from getting away. It was later found that the drunk driver’s vehicle was actually stolen. Neither Bragg nor Noble were severely injured. Watch the video below.

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11 2016

Brendan McLaughlin joins WFLA…

Florida News Center readers noticed a familiar face on WFLA today. Tampa TV veteran Brendan McLaughlin joined the station today as a “political observer.” He was seen commenting on his recent road trip across America, and about the election on the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

WFLA lead anchor Keith Cate mentioned on air that McLaughlin would be at the station today and tomorrow (11/7-11/8), election day. However, we suspect that he will stay on at the station for special projects.

McLaughlin was most recently lead anchor across town at WFTS. Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2016