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Les Vann named VP/GM at WFTX…

In a press release, the E.W. Scripps Company has named Les Vann as the new vice president and general manager at Fort Myers station, WFTX.

He comes from the same position at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, IN. Before that he he severed as GM at WKRC-TV/DT-2 in Cincinnatti and WJCL/WTGS in Savannah. As per a Scripps press release, he started his career at WICS-TV in Springfield, IL working his way up the ladder, from intern to news director.

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08 2016

WFTX’s Mike Mason arrested for DUI…

(edited from – 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 →


08 2016

Mike Mason to WFTX…

(edited from – 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….


04 2016

Julian Glover departs WFTX…

(from – 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….


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 →


12 2014