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Amy Wegmann goes back to WFTX…

(from TVSpy.com) – Amy Wegmann is coming back to WFTX in Fort Myers, FL.

After ten years with the Journal Broadcasting owned FOX affiliate, Wegmann left in 2012 to help her husband Trey Radel get elected to Congress. Radel later resigned from office after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

“It’s like returning home to family,” Wegmann said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more excited to be back on a newscast that I helped build back in its infancy.”….Cont….

The announcement was made this morning via internal station memo:

I am very excited to announce we have hired a new morning co-anchor for Fox 4 Rising! Amy Wegmann will join Miriam Zamorano, Jamie Kagol, Angela Melvin and Julian Glover on the morning show beginning Monday, July 7th.

Many of you know Amy, and I am sure you will agree her warm and enthusiastic personality will be an excellent addition to our morning team.

A news release about Amy’s addition will go out later this week.  If you receive any questions from outside media or viewers, please direct those to Charlie (WFTX VP/GM).

Amy will be in the building for training on Wednesday and Thursday, so be sure to welcome her to the team!

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07 2014

Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession…

(from Politico.com) – Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012, will be in court Wednesday on charges that he possessed cocaine.

Radel, 37, was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday.

He faces a maximum of 180 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000. Radel has missed all four votes in the House this week.

Radel, in a statement released by his office, made no mention of resigning from the House. He said he struggles “with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them.”….Cont….

Florida TV history…

Radel was formerly an anchor at Fort Myer’s WINK-TV, leaving the station in 2010 to join a public policy organization. A few months later, he was signed to host a morning show on a local right leaning radio station. Radel returned to television (sort-of), as WXCW-TV simalcasted his morning radio show on that TV station. Radel bailed from his radio/TV gigs to run for for Congress in 2012. Radel was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.

Another interesting factoid…former WFTX-TV anchor Amy Weman is married to Trey Radel. She left her anchor gig at WFTX in 2012 to help Radel’s Congressional campaign.

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11 2013

Julie Salomone to WFTV, from WFTX…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) - WFTV-Channel 9 has hired Julie Salomone, a reporter at WFTX in Fort Myers/Naples, news director Matt Parcell announced. She will begin at Orlando’s ABC affiliate on Oct. 1.

In her WFTX bio, Salomone calls herself a “true Floridian” and notes that she grew up in Sarasota.

She earned her degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa….Cont….

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09 2013

Angela Sachitano to WFTX…

Our friends at NewsBlues.com report that former WPTV reporter Angela Sachitano will be the new traffic reporter at Fort Myer’s WFTX.

If that name sounds familiar, Sachitano worked at West Palm Beach’s WPTV previously, but left he station among allegations of illegal wiretapping West Palm Beach detectives for a sweeps report. After leaving WPTV she joined the campaign, of now defunct, US Congressman Allen West.

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07 2013

Bill Wood to NOLA

Here are some of the stories that we missed during vacation:


(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Tribune-owned ABC affiliate WGNO New Oleans (DMA 51) has named Bill Wood reporter on WGNO’s News with a Twist.

“Wild” Bill Wood, an 11-time Emmy-winning features reporter, joins WGNO as a reporter for its “eccentric” News with a Twist at 5 and 6 p.m. He joins the station from WFTX Fort Myers, Fla.

Wood graduated with a master’s degree from Northwestern University and holds a Phi Beta Kappa key from the University of South Carolina….Cont….

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05 2013