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Angela Taylor to join WESH…

Angela Taylor has been named as a new anchor at the Orlando duopoly of WESH and WKCF.

She will co-anchor the the 5-6 p.m. newscasts on WESH (simulcasted on WKCF) and the 10-11 p.m. newscasts with anchor Brett Connolly.

Taylor comes from Hearst Television (the owners of WESH) sister station, KHBS-TV in Fort Smith, AR. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2014

Meredith McDonough to 11p.m. at WESH…

(edited from McDonough has been promoted to evening anchor at WESH-Channel 2, the station announced Monday.

She takes the job formerly held by Martha Sugalski. McDonough will anchor the early evening and 11 p.m. newscasts.

McDonough started at WESH in October 2011 as weekend evening anchor. In August 2012, she was promoted to morning anchor. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2014

WFTV leads the November 2014 books…

(from – WFTV-Channel 9 scored the most victories in the November ratings period, but the competition claimed a few big wins.

In the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, WESH-Channel 2 surpassed WFTV at 4 p.m. and ran a strong second in other time slots. WOFL-Channel 35 was the leader for the 10 p.m. hour and its “Good Day Orlando” topped nationally syndicated programs at 9 a.m. CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 offered the most-watched prime time overall, although ABC affiliate WFTV reached more 25-to-54 viewers. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2014

WFTV takes October 2014…

(from – The October ratings story is kind of boring because it’s familiar: WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner. Of course, it’s not boring to WFTV, which will happily promote its success. You have been warned.

The ABC affiliate ranked first with the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, from morning to late evening. (These ratings refer to the age group, unless otherwise noted.)

WFTV made its strongest showing at 6 p.m. weekdays, when it averaged 36,674 viewers. WESH-Channel 2 ranked second with 23,067, followed by WKMG-Channel 6 with 10,280 and WOFL-Channel 35 with 8,715. (The Orlando Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.)

In promoting it dominance, WFTV said its newscasts through the day pulled in 44 percent of the audience to WESH’s 27 percent, WKMG’s 18 percent and WOFL’s 11 percent….Cont….


11 2014

Larry Ridley promotes Budweiser on the side…

WESH sports director Larry Ridley has started doing other television work outside of WESH.

TV columnist Hal Boedeker writes that Ridley has appeared in a commercial for Bud Light.

Local industry observers tell Boedeker that this is the first time a local news person has appeared in a national commercial.

Apparently the management at WESH does not have complaints about Ridley’s new commercial endeavors, as he still remains on the air. However, WESH General Manager Jim Carter would not comment to the Sentinel about Ridley’s participation in the commercial.

Ridley joined WESH in 2012, coming from WHDH-TV in Boston.


10 2014