Posts Tagged ‘CFN13’

Bryan Karrick named Chief Met at News 13…

Our friends at reports that Bryan Karrick has been named as the new chief meteorologist at Orlando 24-hour cable channel, News 13.

He comes to News 13 from Aeris Weather, in Minneapolis, MN.

Prior to Aeris Weather, he worked at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA.

Karrick replaces former meteorologist Jeff Day, who’s contract was suddenly terminated in November 2014. Day had been with News 13 since it’s inception. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2015

Charter to buy Bright House …

(edited from – On Tuesday, Bright House Networks, the major provider for Internet and cable television in Orlando and Tampa Bay, became the latest acquisition target when Stamford, Conn.-based Charter Communications announced its intent to buy the company.

It comes as the industry tries to face down challenges from tech-savvy consumers who are turning more to companies such as Netflix and Hulu for their television programming.

Atlanta-based analyst Jeff Kagan said the industry has been slow to compete with those new technologies.

“Am I worried about cable television?” he said. “I am. Read the rest of this entry →


03 2015

Rudy Murrieta out as N/D at News 13….

The urge to merge continues at Tampa’s Bay News 9 and Orlando’s News 13.

Sources tell Florida News Center that the Rudy Murrieta is out as News Director at the Orlando 24 hour cable station.

There was no reason given for his departure from the station. However, sources have been hinting for some time now that the cable stations will eventually merge operations. So, is this the next step?

Earlier this year, we reported that Senior Director of News Tim Geraghty was let go from the station, as his position was being eliminated to “reduce redundancy.” Bay News 9 Senior Director of News, Mike Gautreau took over both Senior positions for Bay News 9 and News 13. At the the beginning of 2013, the VP/General Managers for both Bn9 and News 13 were both let go to merge leadership at BN9 headquarters. Read the rest of this entry →


02 2015

Dave Cocchiarella departs News 13….

News 13 meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella has departed the Orlando cable-only station on Wednesday.

He did not respond to repeated requests for comment, when asked by the Orlando Sentinel. However, on Thursday Bright House Networks released the a statement saying that “Dave Cocchiarella chose to no longer be with News 13.”

He announced the news on Twitter yesterday after noon and thanked his viewers, in the following tweet: “It has been my sincere honor to serve the Central Florida community for 16 years. I am looking forward to many more…”

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02 2015

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