Posts Tagged ‘Trey Radel’

Amy Wegmann goes back to WFTX…

(from TVSpy.com) – Amy Wegmann is coming back to WFTX in Fort Myers, FL.

After ten years with the Journal Broadcasting owned FOX affiliate, Wegmann left in 2012 to help her husband Trey Radel get elected to Congress. Radel later resigned from office after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

“It’s like returning home to family,” Wegmann said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more excited to be back on a newscast that I helped build back in its infancy.”….Cont….

The announcement was made this morning via internal station memo:

I am very excited to announce we have hired a new morning co-anchor for Fox 4 Rising! Amy Wegmann will join Miriam Zamorano, Jamie Kagol, Angela Melvin and Julian Glover on the morning show beginning Monday, July 7th.

Many of you know Amy, and I am sure you will agree her warm and enthusiastic personality will be an excellent addition to our morning team.

A news release about Amy’s addition will go out later this week.  If you receive any questions from outside media or viewers, please direct those to Charlie (WFTX VP/GM).

Amy will be in the building for training on Wednesday and Thursday, so be sure to welcome her to the team!

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07 2014

Rep. Trey Radel resigns House seat…

(edited from Politico.com) – Former WINK-TV anchor and Florida Rep. Trey Radel resigned from Congress on Monday, ending a once promising career that collapsed after the Florida Republican was caught buying cocaine from a federal law enforcement agent.

Radel, 37, spent nearly a month in a rehabilitation facility late last year before returning to Congress after the winter recess.

He sent a letter on Monday to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announcing his resignation, saying it “is my belief that professionally I cannot fully and effectively serve as a United States Representative to the place I love and call home, Southwest Florida.” He said that 2014 has already “been tremendously positive as I focus on my health, family and faith.”…..Cont…..

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01 2014

Rep. Trey Radel talks blow with his former station…

(from TVSpy.com) - Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) met with the media Wednesday for the first time since he completed his substance abuse program following an arrest for cocaine possession in November. Radel gave an emotional one-on-one interview to his former station, Fort Myers CBS affiliate WINK.

“This is embarrassing. I’ve dragged my family through a lot,” he told WINK’s Amanda Hall….Cont….

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01 2014

Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession…

(from Politico.com) – Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012, will be in court Wednesday on charges that he possessed cocaine.

Radel, 37, was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday.

He faces a maximum of 180 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000. Radel has missed all four votes in the House this week.

Radel, in a statement released by his office, made no mention of resigning from the House. He said he struggles “with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them.”….Cont….

Florida TV history…

Radel was formerly an anchor at Fort Myer’s WINK-TV, leaving the station in 2010 to join a public policy organization. A few months later, he was signed to host a morning show on a local right leaning radio station. Radel returned to television (sort-of), as WXCW-TV simalcasted his morning radio show on that TV station. Radel bailed from his radio/TV gigs to run for for Congress in 2012. Radel was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.

Another interesting factoid…former WFTX-TV anchor Amy Weman is married to Trey Radel. She left her anchor gig at WFTX in 2012 to help Radel’s Congressional campaign.

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11 2013

Mr. Radel goes to Washington…

(from TVSpy.com) – Republican Trey Radel, a former anchor at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, has been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Radel will represent the 19th congressional district of Florida, stepping into a seat vacated when Connie Mack announced he would seek a Senate seat. Radel beat Democrat Jim Roach in the election.

Radel stepped away from WINK in 2010, saying at the time that his passion was politics and that he had never “felt more compelled than right now to get involved.” He went on to be a conservative radio host before announcing his candidacy for the House….Cont….

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11 2012