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(edited from News-Press.com) – As WFTX Fox4 expands its morning “Fox4 Rising” newscast, the station has added a traffic reporter to its team. His name is Greg Tanner and he has many years under his belt in the broadcast business.
Tanner has worked in radio for more than 20 years and also was a traffic reporter with Jacksonville duopoly, WTEV CBS 47/WAWS FOX 30.
“Fox4 Rising” expands to three hours starting Jan. 17.
Viewers on the First Coast tell Florida News Center that Tera Williams (right) has found a job at Jacksonville’s WTEV/WAWS. She made her debut on the duopoly today, filling in on the morning show for anchor Dawn Lopez.
Sources tell Florida News Center that Lopez (left) is off the air, to “recover from a medical procedure.” Specifics were not given, only that Lopez will be off the air and Williams will cover her morning anchoring duties for the next few weeks.
Williams (now known as Tera Barz in her new gig at WTEV/WAWS) is sharing the anchor desk with morning co-anchor, and her husband, Mike Barz.
As Florida News Center reported several weeks ago, Tera Williams (Tera Barz) left Chicago’s WFLD-TV, “headed for a Jacksonville area station”. Her husband, Mike Barz (right), left Chicago’s WFLD-TV in 2009 and joined WTEV/WAWS in June 2010.
What will happen to Tera Williams (Tera Barz) after Dawn Lopez returns from her recovery? Will the husband and wife team continue to anchor together? Stay tuned….
UPDATE: Our friends at FTVLive.com report that Williams IS in fact headed to Florida to join her husband in Jacksonville. According to FTV, Williams is returning to Jacksonville to anchor full time “Monday-Friday.” Who is Williams replacing? At what station? Stay tuned…
(from ChicagoTribune.com) – Tera Williams (left), whose maternity leave from WFLD-Ch. 32 is scheduled to end Nov. 9, is not expected to return to the Fox-owned Chicago station where she has been a general assignment reporter for nearly four years, sources say.
Williams is the wife of Mike Barz (right), a former WFLD anchor who in August lost his arbitration case against the station related to his 2009 exit. Barz earlier this year landed in Jacksonville, Fla., as an anchor for WTEV-TV and WAWS-TV.
Williams, who grew up in Florida and has family there, declined comment on Sunday. Efforts to reach a station spokesman have been unsuccessful.
Sources tell Florida News Center that WTEV/WAWS consumer reporter/lawyer, Cathi Carson is leaving the station and returing to practicing law. She is joing the Jacksonville area law firm of Barnes & Cohen, P.A.
Carson joined the Jacksonville duopoly five years ago as the station’s consumer reporter/lawyer. She has recently been off the air, while on maternity leave.
Sources tell Florida News Center that Russell Motley has been named as the new evening anchor at Tallahassee’s WTXL. Motley fills the anchor chair, recently opened after the firing of anchor Michael Dupre (as reported by FNC back in August). Unlike Dupre, Motley will co-anchor the entire evening newscast line-up, from 5-6:30pm with Anne Imanuel, but will solo the 11pm newscast.
Motley has over twenty years in television news and just recently earned a Masters Degree from Florida A&M University. He most recently worked at Jacksonville’s WTEV/WAWS, before being let go in 2007 during reorganization at the duopoly.
Viewers on the First Coast will notice a change in the look at Jacksonville’s WAWS. The station unveiled a new “Fox O&O” logo, a new duopoly WTEV/WAWS logo, music and graphics package. The station appears to be breaking away with the standardized “Action News” look that it has shared with sister station WTEV. Stay tuned for more information.
Barz earlier this year moved on, joining Jacksonville’s CBS and Fox affilliates, WTEV-TV and WAWS-TV. Efforts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful. The station would only confirm the ruling.
At the time of his WFLD exit in July 2009, Barz had about eight months left on his contract with the Fox-owned Chicago station….Cont….