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Bob Kealing to depart WESH….

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – After nearly 25 years at Orlando’s WESH, reporter Bob Kealing is departing to focus on other projects. His final day at the station will be Friday.

His 25th anniversary at WESH would be in July. He revealed his news via Facebook Monday night. He wrote:

“Friday will be my last day at WESH-TV. After 25 years of unforgettable stories and working with a fantastic group of people, I’d like to take a step back and refocus my career.Short term, I’m excited about some opportunities tied to my work as a published author. I also plan to further my historic preservation pursuits through two  nonprofits I’ve been close to for years: the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando and Gram Parsons’ Derry Down in Winter Haven. I’m so thankful to all my friends at WESH and I know those friendships will continue. Now, it’s on to new adventures!”….Cont….

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05 2017

Feb 2017 – Orlando ratings…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The Orlando TV ratings race intensified during February, when the Super Bowl, Oscars and Grammys drove viewing.

Without any of those events, NBC affiliate WESH still managed to win at 11 p.m. with the 25-to-54 age group. That demographic is the main focus because news advertisers value those viewers.

With that group, WFTV was the clear favorite at 5 p.m. and won close races at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. over WESH. But WESH was in front at 4 p.m., WKMG was the dominant leader at noon, and WOFL was tops at 10 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2017

Eryka Washington departs WKMG…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WKMG is losing one of its high-profile investigative reporters.

Erkya Washington is leaving the Orlando Station on Friday and will become public information officer for Aramis Ayala, the newly elected state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties. First-time candidate Ayala defeated incumbent Jeff Ashton in August.

Washington was a familiar face before joining WKMG; she had been a reporter and weekend anchor at WESH-Channel 2 before departing the Orlando TV market in 2010….Cont….

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12 2016

Orlando – November 2016 Ratings…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The Orlando TV ratings for November underscore how competitive the market has become in local news as well as prime time.

Different stations could crow about wins with the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. WFTV-Channel 9 was the clear favorite weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m. as well as 5 to 6:30 p.m., according to Nielsen ratings supplied to the Sentinel.

But WKMG-Channel 6 scored wide leads at noon and 11 p.m. in the ratings period that ended Wednesday.

WESH-Channel 2 eked out a victory over WFTV at 4 p.m.  Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2016

VIDEO: Reckless driver shows off for WESH crew…

Watch the video below of a reckless driver showing off for a WESH crew and reporter Gail Paschall-Brown that was covering Hurricane Matthew.

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10 2016