Broughton to traffic/Giannas to weather at WKMG…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez departed WKMG last week, and you’ll see the station using people in new ways on the morning news.

Julie Broughton (right #1) is our new Monday-through-Friday traffic anchor,” WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said Thursday. “We will still use her to forecast the weather from time to time.

“Reporter Kristin Giannas  (right#2) studied climatology and meteorology in college, and she has been continuing her weather education. For now, Kristin will be handling some of our weather shifts.”….Cont….

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WTLV/WJXX names station manger/dir of sales…

(from TVNewsCheck.com) – Gannett today named Bill Lancaster VP-station manager and director of sales of its duopoly of WTLV (NBC)-WJXX(ABC) in Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 48). He succeeds Mark Overstreet who left last month.

Lancaster had previously been vice president of sales for WFMY in Greensboro, N.C.

Lancaster has been with Gannett for more than 20 years, starting as account executive at WFMY. He then moved to WUSA Washington, where he continued as account executive for three years before moving back to Greensboro and assuming the role of national sales manager at WFMY. Lancaster also served as local sales manager and general sales manager at WFMY before being named vice president of sales in 2011….Cont….

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Dire situation for Amanda Evans’ husband…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Former News 13 reporter Amanda Evans has let friends know that the situation has turned dire for her husband, Joe Clark.

In the couple’s Cocktails and Chemo blog, posted Wednesday, she writes:

“I’m sitting at his bedside in the hospital as he hallucinates and over and over again forgets where he is. Joe’s kidneys are failing and won’t be able to keep his body working for long.”

In April, Evans left News 13 to care for her husband. In February, she revealed that his cancer had returned after major surgery in October. He had been diagnosed with colon cancer, which spread to his peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity….Cont….

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Haley Hinds departs WINK, joins WTVT…

WINK-TV anchor/reporter Haley Hinds has departed the Fort Myers station. She is headed up I-75 to WTVT in Tampa. She will be the station’s new weekend evening anchor.

Hinds joined WINK in October of 2009, coming from the duopoly of WTVH/WSTM in Syracuse, NY.

Check out the video below as WINK said goodbye to Hinds.

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Jessica Sanchez departs WKMG….

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Jessica Sanchez is stepping down as WKMG-TV Local 6’s Morning News traffic reporter.

Many Central Floridians may remember that Sanchez was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March of last year and won her battle, becoming cancer-free this past January.

“I have struggled with this decision for months because I love what I do, and I love the people at Local 6,” Jessica said.  “But after my long battle with cancer, my doctors are telling me to scale back on work and concentrate on my recovery, so I’m going to take time off to heal my body.”….Cont….

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