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Terrorist gunman calls News 13 during attack…

(edited from – In the midst of the chaos early Sunday morning at Pulse nightclub, the team at cable outlet News 13 was covering the story when a producer took an ominous phone call.

“News 13, this is Matt,” is how Matthew Gentili, a producer at News 13, answered the phone and knew something wasn’t right.  (VIDEO HERE)

“I was receiving phone calls from viewers saying, ‘What’s going on? What’s happening? What’s happening in Orlando?” Gentili recalled Tuesday.

Sharing with viewers the horror taking place just a few blocks down the street became Gentili’s first priority — until a phone call made him pause.

“I will never forget the words he said to me,” Gentili said. Read the rest of this entry →


06 2016

Dave Cocchiarella signs at WESH…

(edited from – Viewers in the Orlando market may have noticed a familiar face on the air at WESH. Meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella has been at WESH on weekend mornings since December.

He worked at 24hr cable station News 13 for 16 years before departing in February 2015. News 13 noted then that it was Cocchiarella’s choice to leave.

“When we began looking for a meteorologist, we were happy that Dave was available,” said  Kirsten Wolff, WESH news director. “He is a great addition to our weather team.”….Cont….


03 2016

News 13 unveils a new set…

Orlando market 24hr cable channel, News 13 unveiled a new set today. The new set, built by Park Place, completely replaces the previous main anchor set. The old weather set, replaced just two years ago, remains unchanged for now. The graphics, news music, slogans and logo’s also remain unchanged.

News 13’s set is not as large as the one unveiled a few weeks ago by Tampa market sister channel, Bay News 9, but it shares the same look, dynamic backgrounds and technology. The News 13 set/studios will serve as a back-up for BN9 and InfoMas in the event of a hurricane or other event.

Check out screen caps of the set and old weather set below.

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11 2015

Departures from News 13…

Anchor Christine Webb (right #1) and reporter Sandra Osborne (right #2) have departed Orlando 24hr cable outlet, News 13.

Webb joined News 13 in 2007, from WHAM in Rochester, NY. There was no word on the reason for her departure.

Osborne via Twitter wrote: “I want to thank everyone for the wonderful support. I recently left News 13 to go with my husband to CA as he accepts the job of his dreams.” Read the rest of this entry →


10 2015

Dave D’Marko to depart News 13…

(from edited from – News 13 reporter Dave D’Marko announced his departure after six years in Orlando. Before News 13, he had worked at stations in Dayton, Ohio; Albany, Ga.; and West Palm Beach.

On Facebook last week, D’Marko wrote that he was “off to new adventures and opportunities at Fox 4 in Kansas City. The family and I are excited about the move, but it’s tough to say goodbye to so many good friends, co-workers, and colleagues I’ve met here….Cont….


08 2015