Posts Tagged ‘WINK-TV’

Lawsuit against WINK settled…

(edited from News-Press.com) – A breach-of-contract lawsuit by former local anchor Matthew Dougherty against Fort Myers’ WINK-TV has been settled.

Susan Chana Lask, the lawyer representing Dougherty, said that the case was settled by voluntary dismissal. Court documents show both sides in the case agreed to the dismissal with prejudice.

The original suit, filed Aug. 13, 2015, alleged that WINK news fired Dougherty, 33, on July 27 because he would not destroy notes, video, photos and other information related to a story involving about 100 boxes of patient medical records, including credit card receipts, shot records, Social Security numbers and other detailed patient information found in an auctioned-off storage unit. Read the rest of this entry →

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04 2016

Tom Doerr named N/D at WINK…

TVSpy.com reports that WINK-TV has named Tom Doerr as the Fort Myers station’s new news director.

He comes from WFLD-TV in Chicago, where he resigned from this past February.

He also worked as news director at KRIV in Houston and VP/Manager at WFOR in Miami.

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04 2016

WINK tries to block documentary by fired reporter…

(from TVSpy.com) – Matt Dougherty, a former WINK reporter who is suing the Fort Myers, CBS affiliate for breach of contract, is now being told by parent company Fort Myers Broadcasting Co. he can’t use WINK footage in his reel or an upcoming documentary on his dismissal.

According to Dougherty’s lawyer, FMB has threatened Dougherty with defamation in an attempt to stop production of his Code of Ethics documentary. A trailer for the documentary lives on a website containing links to Dougherty’s past work, some of which is from WINK. Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2015

UPDATE: Fired WINK anchor sues station…

(from News-Press.com) – A breach-of-contract lawsuit by a former local television news anchor against the station that fired him has been amended.

The original suit, filed Aug. 13, alleges that WINK News fired anchor Matthew Dougherty, 33, on July 27 because he would not destroy notes, video, photos and other information related to a story involving about 100 boxes of patient medical records,  including credit card receipts, shot records, Social Security numbers and other detailed patient information found in an auctioned-off storage unit.

Dougherty, who was one year into a three-year contract with WINK, said he had originally been directed by the station to cover the storage unit auction and the discovery of the records. Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2015

New changes at WINK…

This past Wednesday brought a new look for WINK-TV in Fort Myers. At noon on Sept 2, the station debuted a new set, an updated graphics package and a slightly tweaked logo (left).

Some notes about the new set. Gone, are the anchor’s chairs. The anchor team remains standing for the entire newscast, shifting between the main desk and display areas around the set. Also, the station recycled most of the old weather set, just updating paneling.

Check out the new look below…

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09 2015