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Martha Sugalski departs WESH…

(from – Anchor Martha Sugalski and WESH-Channel 2 have parted ways after eight years, the station announced Thursday.

In a memo to the staff, WESH General Manager Jim Carter said he believed Sugalski, 44, had accepted an offer from another station in town, based on a discussion with Sugalski and her agent.

But she can’t appear on another station immediately. In a standard practice for the industry, a noncompete clause would keep her off the air for a year.

One rumor sweeping the local media has Sugalski going to WFTV-Channel 9.

“I really can’t comment on that,” said WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt. “We don’t comment on competitors’ talent, contracts. We just don’t. She’s very talented. We wish her the very best. We know she’s going to have a great future.”….Cont…..


07 2014

Reporter’s book will get a Hollywood movie…

(from – WESH-Channel 2 reporter Bob Kealing has hit the jackpot in Hollywood.

His book “Tupperware Unsealed” will become a Sandra Bullock movie, The Hollywood Reporter and report.

That’s like hitting the Hollywood jackpot twice. Bullock, one of the film industry’s most bankable stars, won the Oscar for “The Blind Side” and helped transform “Gravity” into a blockbuster.

The good news just keeps coming for Kealing: His book will be adapted, directed and produced by Tate Taylor for Sony Pictures. Taylor’s credits include “The Help” and the upcoming James Brown biopic “Get On Up.”

“I’m honored that two artists at the top of their careers like Sandra Bullock and Tate Taylor are embracing this story,” Kealing said Saturday….Cont….


07 2014

WFTV pulls ahead in June…

(from – WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group.

At 6 p.m. in May, WESH was the victor by 28 viewers in the age group, which means the stations basically tied. (All these numbers refer to 25-to-54, unless otherwise noted.)

At 6 p.m. in June, WFTV averaged 32,753 viewers to WESH’s 29,688, WKMG-Channel 6′s 10,765 and WOFL-Channel 35′s 9,701. The June ratings period ended Wednesday.

At 6 a.m. in May, WESH won by 16 viewers in the age group, basically another tie.

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06 2014

Brett Connolly to the 10pm on WESH/WKCF…

(from Connolly will replace Syan Rhodes as anchor of the WESH 10 p.m. news on sister station WKCF-Channel 18. He starts in that role today.

Connolly also continues as co-anchor with Martha Sugalski of the 5 p.m. news on WESH-Channel 2, the station announced Monday. He started in that role in mid-February. He joined NBC affiliate WESH from WFXT, the Fox-owned station in Boston, where he was a morning anchor and reporter.

Rhodes has left Orlando to work for NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston, her hometown. She will be a general assignment reporter, and her first day there will be July 7….Cont….


06 2014

Syan Rhodes to depart WESH…

(edited from – WESH-Channel 2 anchor Syan Rhodes has announced her departure for the KPRC-TV in Houston.

She tweeted: “THRILLED to announce I’m going home to Houston, joining @KPRCLocal2 in July as a reporter! A dream come true! Thanks for the memories CFL!”

Her first day at KPRC will be Monday, July 7, the station said, and she will be a general assignment reporter.

Rhodes anchors the 10 p.m. news on WESH sister station WKCF-Channel 18. No decisions have been made about her replacement, General Manager Jim Carter said….Cont….


05 2014