Mason starts Sunday, May 1. He’s been working as a freelance reporter. Before that, he worked at WGCL – Atlanta, WFTS – Tampa, WLOS – Asheville, and both WBBH and WFTX in Fort Myers…..Cont….
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As Florida News Center reported a week ago, WFTS anchor Wendy Ryan had been taken off of the air due to an infection that started in her eye and spread throughout her body. The lead anchor tells her story in the video below and warns viewers not to delay medical treatment. Ryan notes that if she had waited a few more hours, she could have lost the site in her right eye.
GossipExtra.com reports that WPTV reporter Katie LaGrone and her husband, WPBF morning anchor Paul LaGrone are leaving the West Palm Beach market.
The couple are headed to Tampa, where Paul already has an anchor job lined up with WFTS. Katie is in current negotiations with an employer in the same area.
Katie told GossipExtra that they are leaving West Palm Beach because “Paul’s family lives in Tampa and he’s getting a great job.”
Viewers of Tampa’s WFTS may have noticed that lead anchor Wendy Ryan has been absent from the Tampa station for the past few days.
Ryan posted on Facebook Wednesday (below left) afternoon that she had a cyst over her right eye and that her doctor had lanced it. By Thursday morning, she was in a local emergency room (below right) where the cyst had ruptured causing an infection. On Thursday afternoon, she provided an update saying that she had been admitted to the hospital and expects to stay through the weekend to fight the infection and an additional 2 abscesses which were found.
She has received an out pouring of support and sympathy from Facebook viewers, with her latest (ER) post racking up 1,300k comments (and counting).
We wish Mrs. Ryan a speedy recovery! //above photos c/o Ryan’s Facebook page.
Check out this video below c/o of WFTS’ Brendan McLaughlin. He posted the video, which was made in-house for the, then departing anchor Martie Tucker (back to Martie Salt at Orlando’s WFTV). McLaughlin is leaving WFTS himself this week. Enjoy the show…