Elliott Wiser is out as GM at WTSP…

Sources tell Florida News Center that WTSP VP/GM Elliott Wiser is out at the Tampa station.

The announcement came today via e-Mail from TEGNA Executive Vice President Peter Diaz…

“I have accepted Elliott Wiser’s resignation from the general manager position at WTSP. Elliott has decided to pursue other passions and we wish him well in his next endeavor. Additionally, we thank him for his many contributions to WTSP.”

The e-Mail went on to say that  TEGNA Sr VP Paul Trelstad will be positioned in the market to over see day-to-day operations at WTSP and keep “transformation efforts driving forward.” Trelstad will be introduced to the staff tomorrow morning at 10:30am. Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2016

WKMG anchor injured in car accident…

WKMG anchor Matt Austin was injured in a car accident this week. A man texting at the wheel rear-ended Austin who was stopped at a red light. Austin suffer wounds to the back of his head, from a child car seat that was thrown forward. Austin had several staples to close the wounds, but will recover without and serious issues.

He posted the story and pictures of his smashed car and head injuries on Facebook (below, after the jump…) Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2016

Pregnant WPLG anchor injured in car accident…

(edited from Local10.com) – WPLG morning anchor Jacey Birch, who is nine months’ pregnant, was injured in a crash Tuesday morning in Miami Shores, and the driver who crashed into her is behind bars.

Birch was driving to work early Tuesday when she was struck by another vehicle that ran a red light. She was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Miami Shores police said Ralph Brutus was the driver that struck Birch. He was taken to North Shore Medical Center for injuries and was arrested on an outstanding warrant for marijuana possession. Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2016

Constance Jones to depart WPLG…

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – WAGA-TV in Atlanta has tapped Constance Jones as the station’s new morning co-anchor.

Jones comes as anchor/reporter from Miami’s WPLG.

Previously, she was a reporter and storm chaser for KOCO Oklahoma City. Prior to that, Jones was an anchor and reporter for KETK Tyler, Texas. Before that, she held multiple internship positions at the CBS Evening News New York), KTRK Houston and KXAN Austin, Texas…..Cont….

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09 2016

Dan Matics to WTVT…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Tampa’s WTVT has hired Dan Matics as a weekday reporter. He will be based in the station’s St. Petersburg newsroom and cover Pinellas County.

Matics arrives in the Tampa Bay area from Charleston, West Virginia, where he was morning anchor and reporter at WCHS and WVAH. (full story)

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