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Jan 2016 ratings are close in Orlando…

(edited from – In the 25-to-54 age group so dear to news advertisers, WFTV ranked first from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and won a close contest at 11 p.m., even though the station didn’t have a lot of help from ABC, which ranked fourth in prime time.

How close? Only 352 viewers separated WFTV from No. 2 WESH, according to Nielsen ratings supplied to the Sentinel. But WKMG reached the most viewers in all at 11 p.m. with help from CBS.

WFTV was also first in early morning, although the race turned close at 6 a.m. WESH actually reached more viewers by sharing the same news on sister station WKCF.

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01 2016

More news on WKCF, WESH shuffles anchors…

(from – Starting Monday, WESH will offer more news and shift many anchors to new time periods. WESH is expanding the 10 p.m. news on sister station WKCF to one hour, where. Stewart Moore and Angela Taylor will anchor.

Here are the big changes: 4:30 to 7 a.m.: Jason Guy and Michelle Imperato

7 to 9 a.m. on WKCF: Brett Connolly and Jazmin Walker

4 to 5 p.m.: Meredith McDonough and Summer Knowles

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01 2016

Orlando market Dec 2015 ratings…

Check out the ratings numbers for the December 2015 viewing time period in the Orlando market, c/o the

6 a.m. in the 25-to-54 age group: WESH with 19,231 viewers, WFTV with 19,173, WOFL with 8,676, WKMG with 6,602 and WKCF (WESH simulcast) with 1,441.

6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 age group: WFTV with 20,401, WESH with 15,627, WKMG with 12,132 and WOFL with 5,088.

6 p.m. in viewers 2+: WFTV with 152,551, WESH with 72,276, WKMG with 63,071 and WOFL with 17,275. Read the rest of this entry →


01 2016

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