Posts Tagged ‘Mark Collins’

Mark Collins back to WJXT…

(edited from WJXT Press Release) – Meteorologist Mark Collins returns to WJXT, in time for Hurricane Hermine coverage.  He was a fill-in meteorologist and a weather producer at WJXT from 2010-2011 and across town at the duopoly of WTLV/WJXX before that.

He left WJXT in 2011 to anchor weekend weather at WTSP in Tampa.  Recently he worked at the Florida Institute of Oceanography aboard research vessels studying Florida’s marine ecosystems. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2016

Collins to WTSP…

(from – WTSP-Ch. 10 has hired St. Petersburg native Mark Collins as its latest weather forecaster, pairing a hometown guy with a new chief meteorologist touting 10 years’ experience covering storms in Orlando.

The hire also nearly completes WTSP’s overhaul of its weather department — made necessary by the departures of forecasters Chris Suchan and Sherry Ray Hughes next month. Suchan accepted a chief meteorologists job at another station after learning he would not get the top job at WTSP — he won’t reveal the new station until officials there give approval — while Hughes is moving to Ohio to join her husband….Cont….


08 2011

Collins to WJXT…

Sources tell Florida News Center that former WTLV/WJXX meteorologist Mark Collins, has found work just up the road at indy station, WJXT. He is working in the weather production office and will fill in on air as needed. As Florida News Center reported in July, Collins and WTLV/WJXX parted ways this past July.


10 2010

A change in the Weather at WTLV/WJXX…

Sources on the First Coast tell Florida News Center that Jacksonville duopoly WTLV/WJXX and meteorologist Mark Collins have parted ways. He joined WTLV/WJXX in 2003 from Miami’s WTVJ and has work history at other Florida stations WFOR, WTSP, WTWC and the now defunct Florida’s News Channel. WTLV/WJXX had recently posted the open meteorologist position on their website. If you are looking for a new Met, check out Collins’ resume on his website.

Sources tell Florida News Center Collins’ possible replacement is meteorologist Mike Prangley, who debuted on WTLV/WJXX this weekend. However, officials at WTLV/WJXX tell us that no official decision has been made on Collins’ replacement. Prangley returns to television over a year after leaving as chief meteorologist at Lafayette, IN’s WLFI NBC 18. He left WLFI to follow his wife to Florida for career advancement and settled in the Jacksonville area. Stay tuned for further information.


07 2010