Posts Tagged ‘Martha Sugalski’

Some viewers don’t like Martha Sugalski….

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Martha Sugalski stirs strong feelings. Viewers either love her or want to avoid her, according Hal Boedeker They can do either when Sugalski, a former anchor at WESH-Channel 2, debuts opposite Bob Opsahl at 6 p.m. Monday on WFTV-Channel 9.

WFTV has to hope there are a lot of viewers like the Facebook reader who gushed about Sugalski: “She alone will be enough for our family to change the channel and move to WFTV-Channel 9. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2015

Martie Salt demoted, but ok with it…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV’s Martie Salt (right #1) says she is fine with her new assignment as the station makes room for Martha Sugalski (right #2), former WESH anchor.

“I’m fortunate to be in a career I thoroughly enjoy and in a top role for decades,” Salt, 58, said Friday. “Change is inevitable. I have a new contract. Channel 9 is treating me royally, and I have no complaints.”

In changes that start Aug. 24, Sugalski will anchor at 6 and 11 p.m. on WFTV as well as at 10 p.m. on WRDQ-Channel 27. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2015

Martha Sugalski’s home damaged in explosion…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com)Martha Sugalski’s Christmas miracle came early.

Her family and guests were uninjured in an explosion that shook her house Sunday afternoon during a party. A gas leak sent fire coming out of a gas fireplace in the living room and devastated her triplets’ nursery.

The three babies, now 18 months old, were playing upstairs with their nanny and away from the blast.

“All that matters is the babies,” Sugalski said Tuesday afternoon. “We had guardian angels, thank God. What a way to start a party.” Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2014

Meredith McDonough to 11p.m. at WESH…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com)Meredith McDonough has been promoted to evening anchor at WESH-Channel 2, the station announced Monday.

She takes the job formerly held by Martha Sugalski. McDonough will anchor the early evening and 11 p.m. newscasts.

McDonough started at WESH in October 2011 as weekend evening anchor. In August 2012, she was promoted to morning anchor. Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2014

Carole Nelson talks Orlando TV history & gossip…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Listen up, fans of Orlando TV history.

Martha Sugalski’s decision to leave WESH-Channel 2 — and evidently head to another station in town — prompted Hal Boedeker to look for context from Carole Nelson, Orlando’s trailblazing anchorwoman. Nelson started at WFTV-Channel 9, moved to Channel 6, then returned to WFTV in a local career that ran from 1976 to 1990.

Nelson did not disappoint. She fired off an email with names and details from the past. Here’s how Carole Nelson tells it:

“When I made the move [from 9 to 6] it made the top story on the local page along with a picture. It was a nerve-wracking time in my career. Other newsroom reporters and anchors were very unhappy with Elden Hale, the news director, who had replaced Bob Jordan in one of his many moves. We all thought that Elden was taking the station in the wrong direction.

“[WFTV General Manager] Walter Windsor and the Magid consultants wanted me to talk to him. Then the station made a big mistake and forgot to send me a registered letter stating that the station wanted to pick up my option for another year. (The station had the option each year on my contract; I did not)….Cont….

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08 2014