Posts Tagged ‘John O’Connor’

John O’Connor finds work in Alabama…

(from WFSA.com) - WSFA 12 News is pleased to announce that John O’Connor is joining the WSFA 12 News Team in January. John comes to WSFA 12 News with over 25 years experience in broadcast journalism working in Orlando, Jacksonville and Louisville. He is excited about returning to live in Alabama. O’Connor lived in Mobile for several years as a teenager.

“I am very much looking forward to becoming a part of the WSFA 12 News team. They demonstrate day in and day out why they are a News leader in Montgomery,” O’Connor said….Cont….

O’Connor was slowly pushed out of Jacksonville’s WTEV/WAWS in 2010, after a DUI arrest. He joined the duopoly several years before to serve as lead anchor, when WTEV changed affiliation to CBS. Prior to WTEV/WAWS, O’Connor anchored at WESH in Orlando.

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O’Connor out at WTEV/WAWS…

Sources tell Florida News Center that WTEV/WAWS anchor John O’Connor has been let go from the Jacksonville duopoly. O’Connor found out this past weekend that his contract would not be renewed. He has had less and less air time since this summer eventually ending up on the weekend shift. He started at duopoly in 2002 after leaving Orlando’s WESH.

Rumors floating around the First Coast say that Karen Adams, who started at WTEV/WAWS this week, will take over for the recently axed O’Connor on weekend duty. Florida News Center first brought you the story that Adams was returning to Jax TV this past December.

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01 2010