Posts Tagged ‘wftx’

WFTX’s Mike Mason arrested for DUI…

(edited from Fox4Now.com) – WFTX Fox 4 reporter Mike Mason was arrested Friday night on suspicion of drunk driving.

The Fort Myers Police Department arrested Mason just before 10 p.m. Friday night.  He was taken into custody on one misdemeanor count of DUI. He posted bond and was released from the Lee County jail just after 1 p.m. Saturday.

In a statement, he says the arrest is not valid and he plans to fight the case in court. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2016

Mike Mason to WFTX…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Mike Mason is coming back to the Fort Myers market. He will once again be working at WFTX.

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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04 2016

Julian Glover departs WFTX…

(from TVSpy.com) – WFTX reporter Julian Glover says he’s leaving Fort Myers, Fla. to join WAVE in Louisville, Ky. as an anchor.

“After two years in Southwest Florida I will be saying goodbye to Fox 4,” Glover wrote on his facebook page. “I’ll be moving to Louisville, KY to join the anchor team at WAVE 3 News. It’s an amazing opportunity to work at great station with great people.”….Cont….

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03 2015

The FCC approves Scripps-Journal merger…

On Friday the FCC approved the applications of Journal Communications and The E.W. Scripps Co., authoring a merger of the two media companies.

           

The merger deal will move all of Journal’s television and radio station licenses over to Scripps, giving Scripps control over all of the broadcast properties. In Florida, Scripps stations WFTS in Tampa and WPTV in West Palm Beach will gain another sister station, Journal’s WFTX in Fort Myers. Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2014

Amy Wegmann takes the lead at WFTX…

(Press Release from WFTX) – Amy Wegmann, who rejoined the FOX 4 team in July, has been named the new permanent co-anchor of the 6p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Ms. Wegmann is a ten year FOX 4 veteran who previously served in positions of reporter, weekend anchor, fill-in free-lance host on FOX 4 Morning Blend, main news anchor, and most recently has Co-Anchored FOX 4 Rising alongside of Miriam Zamorano.

Wegmann will officially transition to FOX 4 News evening broadcasts beginning on September 22, 2014. (Press Release from WFTX)

Readers of Florida News Center might remember that Wegmann was previously lead female anchor at WFTX until she departed the station in of 2012 to help her husband, former WINK-TV anchor and radio talk show host Trey Radel, run for Congress. Radel won his seat in Congress in late 2012, but resigned  that seat at the end of 2013 after being caught in a cocaine buying sting. She went back to WFTX in early 2014, working on the morning shift.

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09 2014