Reporter’s book will get a Hollywood movie…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WESH-Channel 2 reporter Bob Kealing has hit the jackpot in Hollywood.

His book “Tupperware Unsealed” will become a Sandra Bullock movie, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.com report.

That’s like hitting the Hollywood jackpot twice. Bullock, one of the film industry’s most bankable stars, won the Oscar for “The Blind Side” and helped transform “Gravity” into a blockbuster.

The good news just keeps coming for Kealing: His book will be adapted, directed and produced by Tate Taylor for Sony Pictures. Taylor’s credits include “The Help” and the upcoming James Brown biopic “Get On Up.”

“I’m honored that two artists at the top of their careers like Sandra Bullock and Tate Taylor are embracing this story,” Kealing said Saturday….Cont….

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Blake Brown departs WKRG, heads to WPMI…

Florida News Center has learned that WKRG reporter Blake Brown has left the Mobile station.

Brown went across the street to join WPMI, where he will also serve as reporter.

Brown joined WKRG in 2010 as a one-man-band reporter. Prior to working in television, he worked in radio and in print media.

//hattip to Examiner.com

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John Bachman named lead anchor at WTEV/WAWS…

TVNewsCheck.com reports that John Bachman will join WTEV/WAWS in the fall of 2014 as lead anchor. He has been named as the Jacksonville duopoly’s new lead P.M. anchor, replacing the departing Mark Spain.

Bachman comes from WTEV/WAWS Cox sister station, WSB-TV in Atlanta. He joined WSB in 2011, rising from weekend anchor to 4.pm weekday anchor.

Bachman is the first of five new faces who will fill chairs which are or soon will be empty at WTEV/WAWS. As Florida News Center reported back in May, lead anchors Mark Spain, Paige Kelton, Tera Barz, Mike Barz, and Lynnesy Gardner were informed that their contracts were not being renewed and that the station was “going in a different direction” in the fall.

Sources told Florida News Center at the time, that the search was on through out the Cox television properties to find talent that could fill the soon-to-be voids at WTEV/WAWS. Bachman is number one….who will be 2, 3, 4, & 5? Stay tuned to Florida News Center for the latest.

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UPDATE: Simone Eli departs WALA…

UPDATE (07/16/14) – Florida News Center has learned that former WALA-TV sports director Simone Eli left the Mobile station to join KPRC-TV. She will remain in the sports arena as a reporter and anchor at the Houston station.

//hattip to Examiner.com

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(6/27/14 @ 22:04) – Simone Eli has departed WALA-TV after just one year with the Mobile/Pensacola station.

She joined WALA in May of 2013 as a the station’s lone sports anchor/reporter/director. She replaced Rob Lehocky who  left the station/TV in late 2012 for a public relations job in Mobile.

So far there is no word on why Eli has departed the station. Stay tuned to Florida News Center for any further details.

//hattip Examiner.com

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Carlos Suarez to weekend anchor at WPLG…

(from TVSpy.com) - Carlos Suarez has been promoted to weekend evening anchor at WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami.

Suarez joined the station two years ago as a general assignment reporter. Before WPLG, Suarez worked at WINK, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers….Cont….

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