Posts Tagged ‘Linda Carson’

“The View,” Sarasota style…

“Suncoast View” premiered last week for viewers of Sarasota’s WWSB. The local talk show, based on ABC’s “The View,” features morning anchor Stephanie Roberts, veteran reporter Linda Carson, reporter Bobeth Yates and political commentator Regina Hopper.

A WWSB press release says about “Suncoast View”:  “The afternoon chatfest will feature the co-hosts discussing local hot topics in the news, sharing their opinions and engaging in lively conversations on every day issues and subjects such as parenting, relationships, cooking, fashion, entertainment, home & garden and even politics. The program will also include interviews with newsmakers and stories trending on social media.”

The show, which was announced back in July, premiered on September 8th. It airs week days at 4pm.

Check out the show’s second episode, 9/9/14, below…


09 2014

Linda Carson celebrates 50 years on TV…

(from WWSB.TV) – Tonight, there is only one Amazing Woman, and her name is Linda Carson. We are celebrating a remarkable milestone in her life Monday, which is Linda’s 50th anniversary in television news.

After graduating from Mercer University and doing Coke commercials for the Bear Bryant Show, Linda’s first job in television news was in her hometown of Atlanta in 1964.

Channel 11 hired Linda to do the weather. She was among the first women to break into what was then a male-dominated business. Little did she know she was blazing a trail into TV news that other women would follow….Cont….



09 2014

A goat takes on WWSB’s Linda Carson…

WWSB’s Linda Carson received some time in the national spot light over the past few days, as the video below made its way around the Internet and shows like “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE” and ABC’s “GMA.” Carson was rammed by a goat, while preparing a video report from the Manatee County Fair. As you can see from the video below, Carson nor the goat were injured. Check it out below….

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01 2013

WWSB/WTXL use Craigslist to find employees….

Sources tell Florida News Center that Sarasota’s WWSB and Tallahassee sister station WTXL have been using the website craigslist to find new talent for the stations. WTXL started the trend in early March posting ads for a technical producer and weekend news anchor/reporter. WWSB continued the trend, posting ads for photogs, producers, multimedia journalists, reporter and the ad for a new main anchor below.

WWSB, ABC 7 is seeking an experienced anchor and dedicated journalist for a main newscast. Position requires excellent news judgment, strong passion for news, ability to enterprise unique and compelling stories. ENPS, non-linear editing and ability to one-person band is a plus….Cont for full ad….

Why is this important? The use of craigslist to find technical or on air talent for your station is not the usual way to go in television. Also, the recent posting by WWSB further bolster rumors (that first started on threads posted in the Florida News Center Forum and later continued by other sources via email) that include veteran anchor Heidi Godman (right) and AM/noon anchor Monica Yadav (left). Sources on these say that Godman has been notified that she is being replaced and will be off the air by the end of April and that Yadav is being demoted to reporter and being replaced by anchor/reporter Linda Carson.

The craigslist postings only help to further fuel these speculations about Godman and Yadav and other rumors swirling about changes at WWSB & WTXL. Sources tell Florida News Center that WWSB has been in limbo, since the firing of GM Manny Calvo (as we reported in December 2009). The GM at WTXL has been working overtime, managing WTXL and WWSB while a new GM is found. Stay tuned for further imformation.


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