Posts Tagged ‘Greg Warmoth’

WFTV/WRDQ do the anchor shuffle…

(from – In major anchor changes, WFTV will pair Jorge Estevez (right #1) and Nancy Alvarez (right #2)and bring back market veteran Ken Tyndall, the station announced Friday.

Estevez and Alvarez will be teamed at 6 and 11 p.m. Sundays on WFTV. They also will anchor at 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. (Martie Salt and Greg Warmoth will anchor at 10 p.m. Fridays on WRDQ.)

Tyndall will anchor on Saturdays, doing the 6 and 11 p.m. telecasts on WFTV and the 10 p.m. newscast on WRDQ.

The changes will happen in early February, news director Matt Parcell said….Cont….


01 2014

WKMG hires the son of the competition…

(from – When WKMG-Channel 6 says journalism runs in the genes of its latest hire, the station is not exaggerating. Justin Warmoth (right #1) is the son of WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth (right #2).

Starting Monday, Justin will be the newest reporter/mobile journalist at WKMG.

“I have great respect for Greg Warmoth,” WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said. “Clearly Justin has grown up with a solid broadcaster as a role model. Justin’s intelligence, energy and ability earned him this opportunity.”

Greg Warmoth said he has trained and coached Justin, 22, about the TV business. “I’ve worked at WFTV 27 years,” Greg said. “He’s grown up in the business. He was a sports intern at WFTV.”….Cont….


02 2013

Warmoth heads to the PM shift…

(from – After updates Wednesday on the traffic and “Dancing With the Stars,” WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Vanessa Echols told viewers it was “a bittersweet day” for the morning team.

“After 15 years, I am losing my co-anchor,” Echols said as the 6 a.m. hour ended. Greg Warmoth will anchor the 5:30 and 11 p.m. newscasts at the ABC affiliate.

“It has been a pleasure, and we’ve been through a lot together,” Echols said….Cont….

Warmoth agreed, citing their time on the air, their friendship and her battle against breast cancer.


05 2012

Warmoth/Echols to break up, Warmoth to evenings…

(from Warmoth’s days of getting up before dawn to anchor are almost over. WFTV-Channel 9 will soon shift Warmoth to evenings and give anchor Vanessa Echols a new partner in the morning.

The ABC affiliate has settled on Warmoth, 48,  as the heir to Bob Opsahl, who has been the face of the station for three decades.

“Greg must feel a little bit like Prince Charles,” news director Bob Jordan said today. “How long is Mom going to be around?”

Opsahl, 64, will be around for “an extended period,” the station said. He will continue to anchor at 11 p.m. through May. “Bob Opsahl is not going anywhere,” Jordan said. “He’s in no hurry to retire, and we are in no hurry to have him retire.”….Cont….


03 2012

Warmoth/Echols bag $26k on “Millionaire”….

(from – WFTV-Channel 9 anchors Vanessa Echols and Greg Warmoth earned a whole lotta money on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

But a question about “Whole Lotta Love” stopped their run on the game show at eight questions over two days.

In an episode that aired Wednesday, the morning anchor team took home $26,250 to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. They were playing for two  programs that feed hungry children: Kid’s Café and High Five Kids Pack.

Echols and Warmoth accumulated $52,500 during the taping in October, but decided not to take a guess and left with half that money. “For the children, we walk,” Echols told host Meredith Vieira. “I think we should,” Warmoth agreed….Cont….


11 2011

After 24 years, WEST signs off..

In a twenty six second farewell, Barbara West signed off at WFTV at the end of today’s noon newscast. A tease for ABC’s All My Children, ended a twenty four year career at the Orlando station. Watch West sign off below c/o our friend Mike at OTownNews on YouTube.

(from – Past and present co-workers, remember Barbara West…

Greg Warmoth – anchor at WFTV: “I consider her a very close friend. We started here months apart. The thing I’ll never forget about her is her passion for others. She did at least a decade of blood drives twice a year at the station. She spearheaded that, she was the face of that. They took weeks to plan. She’d set up all the interviews. She’d be here all day and all night. She made sure the anchors had all their talking points. She wasn’t fronting it. She was living it.”

Pat Clarke – WESH-Channel 2 sportscaster and former WFTV colleague: “I love Barb. She’s just a class act. I enjoyed working with her. She was always doing things. She was emceeing some different function every day. I’m wondering if she ever said no to anyone. And I say that with great respect. That’s a great personality trait. I had my charity golf tournament all those years. She never missed my event. She was there for me even though she played golf once a year. I remember co-hosting functions with her. Affable and approachable — you can’t teach that.”….Cont….


12 2010