Posts Tagged ‘wesh’

Wendy Chioji in clinical trials for cancer treatment…

(from – Former WESH anchor Wendy Chioji has let friends know, via Facebook, that she has made it into clinical trials at the National Cancer Institute.

“I met with the whole team for more than an hour discussing options (so surprised I have some!) and procedure and timing,” she wrote Wednesday. “For someone with recurrence of a really rare cancer, it was a day of exceptionally good news.”

Chioji, a breast-cancer survivor, in September 2013 disclosed that she was battling thymic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the thymus gland. This past August, she revealed that the cancer was back and said she hoped to make it into a clinical trial.

She wrote hopefully about the latest developments….Cont….


10 2014

WRDQ challenges WOFL at 10…

(from – In the August ratings, WFTV-Channel 9 put distance between itself and its rivals during the day and in early evening. WFTV may have benefited from the exit last month of WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski.

In late night, the ratings races were tighter, although WFTV continued to lead at 11.

The biggest change: The 10 p.m. time period has turned into a horse race between longtime leader WOFL-Channel 35 and the WFTV news on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2014

It is round two for Wendy Chioji…

Former WESH anchor, and most currently WKMG health special reporter, Wendy Chioji announced yesterday that she is once again facing a battle with cancer.

Chioji, originally faced a battle with breast cancer. In the fall and winter of 2013-14, she underwent chemo and radiation therapies, eliminating the cancer at that time. However, a recent follow-up MRI showed that something has returned.

Chioji stated the following on her blog“There are 4-5 small tumors in my chest wall (could be worse… could be in my lungs. How ironic would that be, for me, ME, to get lung cancer?) that weren’t there in April. I only half-heard him say it then, but now, I vividly remember my Huntsman oncology quarterback, Dr Akerley telling me in October that if the radiation/chemo didn’t kill this cancer, that’s all he had up his sleeve. We were hoping the ghastly treatment would buy me more time, but it didn’t.”

The popular anchor left WESH and TV in 2008, after 20 years at the Orlando station. She came back to local TV in 2013, with special health reports for WKMG.



08 2014

VIDEO: “We’ve gotta go!”

Check out the video below as WESH’s Dave McDaniel responds to a lightning strike during a live shot.


08 2014

Aixa Diaz departs WESH, headed to the mother ship…

The Orlando Sentinel reports that WESH anchor-reporter Aixa Diaz is leaving the Orlando station. However, not for good.

She is leaving the station and Orlando to become a correspondent for the Hearst Washington Bureau. Hearst Television Inc. owns WESH and 28 other TV stations, scattered across the country. So Diaz will indeed be back on the airwaves at WESH, as she is needed.

Diaz joined WESH in 2007 from WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, NC.


08 2014