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Man approaches WBBH crew with murder tip…

(edited from NBC-2.com) – Just minutes before the composite photo of the Cape Coral T.J. Maxx shooter was released, a man claiming to have details into the murder approached our WBBH NBC2 crews. After hearing the description of the man claiming to have details on the murder, investigators quick rushed NBC2 reporter Dave Elias and photographer Ben Colwell down the hall to the detectives working the case.

Once inside, Elias’ story quickly became sworn evidence in the case. Detectives recorded his every word as well, and it was the same story for Colwell….Cont….

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11 2014

Changes at WBBH (New set/gfx/logo)…

Fort Myer’s WBBH unveiled its new high-definition home, built right behind the station’s existing studios. The new building houses the station’s new newsroom and new set. The new set includes a walkable LED video wall, color adjustable backgrounds, a huge weather set and several areas for stand-up reporting.

Other changes debuted today, include a new graphics package and a new logo (right). Gone is the red geometric background, carried over from logos of yore (left).

The new changes are only for Waterman Broadcasting owned WBBH and are not carried over to WZVN, whose set was literally right across the hall from WBBH in the same building. WZVN is owned by Montclair Communications, but is ran by Waterman Broadcasting under a local marketing agreement.

Check out video a video tour of the new set and newsroom below, c/o of the WBBH website.

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09 2014

Lindsay Logue to traffic at WFTS….

Lindsay Logue has been named as the new traffic reporter at Tampa’s WFTS. Logue officially signed on at the station today, taking over traffic duties and the Twitter feed @TampaBayTraffic.

Logue replaces Meredyth Censullo, who  left the station back in April. Censullo was the creator of the @TampaBayTraffic feed, which she grew to over 23,000 followers since 2009. Meteorologist Bill Logan has been managing the traffic desk while the station searched for Censullo’s replacement.

Logue joins WFTS from Fort Myer’s WBBH, departing that station just two weeks ago.

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06 2014

Lindsay Logue to leave WBBH…

WBBH-TV 4pm and 11pm anchor Lindsay Logue has announced that she will be leaving the Fort Myers station to spend more time with her new baby daughter. She will sign off from the station this coming Friday.

Logue said on Facebook:  “After almost 5 years at NBC2, I’ve decided to take a break and spend some QT with this sweet girl (posting pictures of her daughter).

This wasn’t an easy decision to make, (in fact it took months) but I know it’s what’s best for our family right now.”

Logue joined WBBH in 2009 from KEVN-TV in Rapid City, SD as a reporter, but was promoted to her current anchor position in 2011.

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06 2014

Jim Reif dies after bicycle accident…

UPDATE: 04/08/14 @ 15:03 – We are sad to report that WBBH’s Jim Reif died at 10:38pm last night. The meteorologist died of brain injuries suffered in a bicycle accident this past Sunday. Read the story below the video.

04/07/14 (edited from NBC-2.com) – WBBH NBC2 Director of Meteorology Jim Reif was involved in a tragic bicycle accident Sunday afternoon and is currently in grave condition.

While riding his bike on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, his bicycle hit a sign, throwing him to the ground. Jim hit his head on the curb and suffered traumatic injuries to the head.

First responders were able to get to the scene in a matter of minutes because the accident happened less than a mile away from the fire station. It’s unclear what caused the accident.

Jim Reif is a household name in Southwest Florida. In 1979, Jim began his television career in Fort Myers and he quickly earned his reputation as a hurricane specialist. He joined Waterman Broadcasting in 1999 as the Chief Meteorologist for ABC7, and more recently he moved to NBC2 and became the Director of Meteorology for the company’s television stations….Cont….

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04 2014