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Welch to depart WFTV/Brewer to depart WESH….

Married TV couple Jason Brewer and Vanessa Welch are leaving the Orlando market.

WFTV anchor Vanessa Welch is leaving the station to take a job within the Cox family (the owners of WFTV), at Boston Fox affiliate, WFXT. Her final day at the station will be on Friday. She starts at WFXT on Dec. 1.

Jason Brewer who is a meteorologist up the interstate at WESH, will be leaving that station to follow his wife to Boston. He will stay on at WESH until after the holidays and will look for work in Boston.

“This is huge opportunity to anchor the 5, 6 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts in a Top 10 market,” Welch told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2015

Amy Sweezey pens a children’s book…

(edited from – WESH meteorologist Amy Sweezey has written a book for children, but the title — “It Never, Ever Snows in Florida” — has generated some barbs.

“A few critics have questioned the title of the book, reminding me that it has snowed in Florida. Of course, I tell them to read the book,” Sweezey said in an email. “Once you read the story, you’ll understand the title, and you’ll see how my main character, AJ, discovers the same thing!” The book ultimately becomes a lesson about Florida weather. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2015

Orlando Oct 2015 ratings…

(from – With the 25-to-54 age group as the main measure, WFTV-Channel 9 continued to win in early morning, at noon and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for the ratings period that ended Wednesday.

The race at 11 p.m. was most intriguing, and WFTV was the winner there with the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. But the late newscasts on WKMG-Channel 6 and WESH-Channel 2 were reaching more total viewers.

Other stations pointed to other victories: WESH said it was first with the 18-to-49 age group at 6 a.m., and WKMG said it was first with 18-to-49 viewers at 6 and 11 p.m….Cont….


10 2015

Larry Ridley to depart WESH….

(edited from – Larry Ridley, sports anchor at  Orlando’s WESH, is moving on. His last day will be Oct. 4.

Ridley joined the NBC affiliate in 2012. In the memo, Carter wished him the best in future endeavors.

The sportscaster may be best remembered during his time in Orlando for appearing in a TV commercial for Bud Light.….Cont….


09 2015

WFTV takes September 2015…

(from – WFTV-Channel 9 added former WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski shortly before the September ratings period started, but it’s way too early to discuss any Sugalski effect. The latest ratings read almost like a repeat of the August results.

That’s good news for WFTV, which continued to win the 25-to-54 audience in early morning, at noon and from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The ratings period ended Wednesday, the Nielsen numbers were released Thursday, and the 25-to-54 viewers are most important to news advertisers. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015