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Anchor changes at WOFL…

Orlando’s WOFL has unveiled a new anchor lineup for all newscasts.

Current lead anchor Bob Frier (left) will move to the morning shift, to co-anchor with Amy Kaufeldt. LuAnne Sorrell will stay evening co-anchor along side the newly signed lead anchor Charles Billi (right #1). They will anchor evening newscasts at 5, 10 and 11 p.m.

Danielle Knox (right 2) joins the station to anchor the early morning shift 7-10a.m., along side Ryan Elijah.

Billi joins WOFL from Tampa, where he was most recently working as VP for a PR firm. He was anchor/reporter at WTSP and anchor at WSVN in Miami before that. Knox comes to WOFL from anchor/reporter at Miami’s WSVN. She worked on Lifetime Television and in Atlanta and other station’s in Miami before that.


09 2016

More news on WOFL…

(from – Orlando’s WOFL is revamping its 6 p.m. newscast and calling it NewsEdge@6PM.

Starting Monday, July 11 Stephen Hauck will anchor the hour long “fast-paced newscast informing viewers on the evening’s developing and trending stories, with a discussion of the major stories of the day.”

After the expansion, WOFL will produce 55.5 hours of local news each week….Cont….


07 2016

UPDATE: Bob Frier to take time off the air…

UDPATE: 09/15/15  – (from – Anchor Bob Frier has let fans know he will be back on WOFL-Channel 35 newscasts Tuesday (today).

Frier wrote Tuesday afternoon on Facebook: “Karen’s recovery going great. Dr appt yesterday.. everything on track… heading back to work today! See you all at 5pm!”

WOFL anchor Bob Frier shared some sad news today. He announced that his taking time off to be with his wife who is starting a battle with breast cancer.

Friar wrote on Facebook: “I need to share something with all of you… something I’ve been reticent to tell you about, mainly because it’s personal and affects the woman I love more than anyone in the world. Earlier this summer my wife, Karen, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Of course it came as a shock, but she’s been very brave about it and together we’ve tried to prepare for what’s coming,”

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09 2015

WOFL adds new staff, from other stations…

(from – WOFL has become the new home to a string of TV journalists who worked at other stations in Central Florida.

The station has added reporters Tiffany Tift (formerly of WKMG-Channel 6) and Derrol Nail (formerly of WFTV-Channel 9).  Meteorologist Rob Eicher worked at WKMG and Central Florida News 13.

WOFL’s most high-profile hires were anchor Bob Frier (formerly of WKMG) and chief meteorologist Glenn Richards (of WFTV). Other familiar faces hired by WOFL include morning anchor Jacqui Sosa (of WKMG), reporter Shannon Butler (of Central Florida News 13) and Patrick Pegues (also of Central Florida News 13)….Cont….


03 2010

Frier loves new job at WOFL…

(from – Bob Frier says he knows how fortunate he is: The former anchor at WKMG-Channel 6 landed a job at WOFL-Channel 35 and was able to stay in Central Florida.  “Finding a job in the same market is not unprecedented, but it’s difficult,” Frier says.  “To have it happen and at a station that’s very vocal in its support of me, I’m thankful for how it worked out.” Frier, who is 44, also had to look for a job during a recession and an uncertain time for broadcasting. And he had to tell prospective employers why he lost his job at WKMG. “The way it was explained to me, they had to cut money wherever they could,” Frier says. “I was one of the top salaries there. That’s a lot of money they can move off the books. I’m not the only person that happened to. I discovered that when I went out looking for a job.” He last day on WKMG was Feb. 13, and the CBS affiliate continued to pay him through June. He started a job search by sending out various resumes, hoping for work in television, voiceover or  public relations. “It’s hard to find a TV job when you’re not on TV,” Frier says. …Cont…

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12 2009