Posts Tagged ‘FCN’

Jeannie Blaylock celebrates 30 years at WTLV…

This past Monday was a big milestone for Jacksonville veteran anchor Jeannie Blaylock. She marked 30 years at WTLV (14 years with WJXX after both stations were combined to create the First Coast News duopoly).

She joined WTLV as a reporter in 1985, just three years out of college and from her first job in television at KTAB-TV in Abilene, TX.

Check out the tribute from WTLV/WJXX below. Read the rest of this entry →


03 2015

Independent WJXT sweeps the November books…

Independent Jacksonville station WJXT won big in the 2014 November ratings period.

In the early morning race (5-7 a.m.), WJXT beat the duopolies of WTLV/WJXX and WJAX/WFOX, who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. From 7-9 a.m. local newscasts from WJXT continued to beat the network morning shows on NBC, (WTLV), ABC (WJXX) and CBS (WJAX).

In the evening news race (5-6:30 p.m.), WJXT continued to finish 1st, with WTLV/WJXX and WJAX (WFOX runs syndicated programming) placing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2014

Meagan Harris named as N/D at WTLV/WJXX…

Meagan Harris has been named as the new News Director at Jacksonville’s WTLV/WJXX.

Harris comes from WFAA-TV in Dallas, where she was a dayside executive producer for the past eight years.

Prior to WFAA, Harris worked at KENS-TV in San Antonio and KXII-TV in Sherman, TX.

Harris fills the empty chair that was left by former News Director Kathy Williams.


12 2014

Phil Amato to be back on the air in JAX…

(edited from – Jim Zerwekh, vice president and general manager of Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacksonville Television announced today that Phil Amato will be joining the Action News team Monday November 3rd.

Amato comes to Action News from WTLV/WJXX First Coast News in Jacksonville where he was an anchor for more than 20 years. He will anchor CBS47 Action News from 5-7a.m. and FOX30 Action News from 5-9 a.m.

“We were given the opportunity to bring on a pillar of the Jacksonville journalism community and we couldn’t pass it up,” said Jim Zerwekh, vice president and general manager for WFOX-TV/WJAX-TV. “He is embedded in our community and knows what Jacksonville viewers expect in a newscast. We know he will bring those qualities to the CBS47/FOX30 Action News team.”….Cont….


10 2014

WTLV/WJXX names station manger/dir of sales…

(from – Gannett today named Bill Lancaster VP-station manager and director of sales of its duopoly of WTLV (NBC)-WJXX(ABC) in Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 48). He succeeds Mark Overstreet who left last month.

Lancaster had previously been vice president of sales for WFMY in Greensboro, N.C.

Lancaster has been with Gannett for more than 20 years, starting as account executive at WFMY. He then moved to WUSA Washington, where he continued as account executive for three years before moving back to Greensboro and assuming the role of national sales manager at WFMY. Lancaster also served as local sales manager and general sales manager at WFMY before being named vice president of sales in 2011….Cont….


10 2014