Posts Tagged ‘Bob Frier’

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

Frier signs on Dec 14th…

(from – Where will Bob Frier fit in at WOLF-Channel 35? Frier, the former anchor at WKMG-Channel 6, will start at the station Dec. 14. He will anchor the 5 and 10 p.m. newscast with Amy Kaufeldt. Both telecasts are an hour. Cale Ramaker will anchor at 6 p.m. with Sonni Abatta and solo at 11 p.m. Those newscasts are each a half-hour.

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11 2009

Frier to main chair at WOFL…

Our friends at report that former WKMG main anchor Bob Frier, who was let go from the station back in February, will be taking main anchor position from Cale Ramaker over at WOFL. The official announcement is due as early as today. So far, there’s no word on what position Ramaker will take at the station. However, sources say that he’s slowly on his way out. Stay tuned for further developements.


10 2009