Posts Tagged ‘CFN13’

The urge to merge at BN9 & News 13….

Sources tell Florida News Center that changes are brewing at the Bright House Networks cable properties in the Tampa and Orlando markets. We have learned that News 13 Senior Director of News Tim Geraghty is out at the Orlando cable station.

As Florida News Center reported, Geraghty joined News 13 in 2012 as the station’s news director. In a move to further join the Tampa and Orlando outlets, Bay News 9 (BN9) Senior Director of News Mike Gautreau will assume responsibility of news management for both BN9 and News 13 from Geraghty. The current news directors Ally Berger (BN9) and Rudy Murrieta (News 13) will now report directly to Gautreau. Read the rest of this entry →


01 2015

Drew Fellios departs BHSN….

Florida News Center has learned that Bright House Sports Network (BHSN) and play-by-play announcer/host and anchor Drew Fellios has left the 24 hour cable sports channel.

Fellios, who has been working part-time for the past two years with ESPN up the street at Disney’s Wide World of Sports (WWoS), has joined the Mouse full time. He has been named as the main sportscaster at ESPN Orlando at WWoS and as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN U and ESPN 3. Read the rest of this entry →


01 2015

Burn, Baby, Burn…..2014!

For the first time in thirteen years, Tampa’s Bright House Cable news channel Bay News 9 and Orlando’s News 13 is breaking tradition and will not be airing the burning “Yule Log” LIVE on Christmas Eve. The tradition, started in 2002 had featured a burning fireplace, along with traditional Christmas music played (varying hours each year) from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight.

Bright House Cable customers can still enjoy the scenes and music by going to OnDemand channel 999 in the Tampa and Orlando markets. For 2014, Bright House has expanded the different versions of the fireplace, up to eleven different options with and with-out music. The new highlight for this year, is a fireplace that is inspired by the Disney movie Frozen.

Tampa’s WTSP will air its verison of the burning “Yule Log” from 7-10:00 a.m. on Christmas morning. This is the second year that WTSP has aired its burning fire place, beginning last year for Christmas 2013. Watch the 2013 promo below:

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12 2014

WFTV leads the November 2014 books…

(from – WFTV-Channel 9 scored the most victories in the November ratings period, but the competition claimed a few big wins.

In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WESH-Channel 2 surpassed WFTV at 4 p.m. and ran a strong second in other time slots. WOFL-Channel 35 was the leader for the 10 p.m. hour and its “Good Day Orlando” topped nationally syndicated programs at 9 a.m. CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 offered the most-watched prime time overall, although ABC affiliate WFTV reached more 25-to-54 viewers. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2014

Danny Treanor praises former boss Jeff Day…

(edited from РJeff Day may be out at News 13, but former fellow meteorologist Danny Treanor  says that his contributions to the cable news channel should not be forgotten.

Day said that he learned Friday that his contract had been terminated after more than 17 years at News 13. Treanor underscored just how important Day was to the operation.

“The success of News 13 is around the ‘Weather on the Ones’ concept,” Treanor said. “People could get weather every 10 minutes, and Jeff was the face of that information. The staff has grown to have five weather people, and the leader of the team was Jeff Day. He deserves a statue in the hallway. For 10 years he got up in the middle of the night to go to work to make sure Central Florida had the weather information they needed to face the day.”….Cont….


11 2014