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Bob Kealing to depart WESH….

(edited from – After nearly 25 years at Orlando’s WESH, reporter Bob Kealing is departing to focus on other projects. His final day at the station will be Friday.

His 25th anniversary at WESH would be in July. He revealed his news via Facebook Monday night. He wrote:

“Friday will be my last day at WESH-TV. After 25 years of unforgettable stories and working with a fantastic group of people, I’d like to take a step back and refocus my career.Short term, I’m excited about some opportunities tied to my work as a published author. I also plan to further my historic preservation pursuits through two  nonprofits I’ve been close to for years: the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando and Gram Parsons’ Derry Down in Winter Haven. I’m so thankful to all my friends at WESH and I know those friendships will continue. Now, it’s on to new adventures!”….Cont….

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05 2017

Reporter’s book will get a Hollywood movie…

(from – WESH-Channel 2 reporter Bob Kealing has hit the jackpot in Hollywood.

His book “Tupperware Unsealed” will become a Sandra Bullock movie, The Hollywood Reporter and report.

That’s like hitting the Hollywood jackpot twice. Bullock, one of the film industry’s most bankable stars, won the Oscar for “The Blind Side” and helped transform “Gravity” into a blockbuster.

The good news just keeps coming for Kealing: His book will be adapted, directed and produced by Tate Taylor for Sony Pictures. Taylor’s credits include “The Help” and the upcoming James Brown biopic “Get On Up.”

“I’m honored that two artists at the top of their careers like Sandra Bullock and Tate Taylor are embracing this story,” Kealing said Saturday….Cont….


07 2014

Charges dropped against driver who hit photogs…

(from – As the beleaguered church leader was whisked away from journalists outside the Lake County Jail, WFTV-Channel 9 reporter Kenneth Moton yanked his cameraman from the rolling wheels of the getaway vehicle and WESH-Channel 2 newsman Bob Kealing shattered the pickup truck’s windshield with his fist.

Documented by shaky video and court depositions, the chaos surrounding Laura Maria Caballero’s release from jail Feb. 18 after she was accused of taking a 2-year-old girl without her parents’ permission helped prosecutors decide they couldn’t prove the nun’s driver broke the law.

“He committed no crime,” said Ron Fox, a Umatilla lawyer defending Andrew Hendrick, 33, who was scheduled for trial this week on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an injury accident. “He had no idea anyone was hurt.”

Louis Bonnell, a photojournalist with WFTV, and Angel “Ray” Cordero, a photojournalist with WOFL-Fox 35, were both struck by the pickup truck and injured. They were treated at the scene by the jail’s medical staff….Cont….


09 2010