Posts Tagged ‘Greg Warmoth’

WFTV starts using news drones…

(edited from – WFTV became the first Orlando market station to use drones in news coverage on Friday.

“Drones give us a unique opportunity to take you to places and show you new vantage points that would be impossible to see from the ground or even from our regular helicopter,” anchor Greg Warmoth said in the segment.

The Federal Aviation Administration this week approved a petition by WFTV and other stations in the Cox Media Group to fly the drones. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

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