Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’
Sources tell Florida News Center that Jacksonville’s independent WJXT has lost and gained several personalities as of late.
Reporter Elizabeth Cate (right#1) has moved across the panhandle to Tallahassee. She is the new Press Secretary for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. A little factoid…she is the daughter of primary WFLA (Tampa) anchor Keith Cate.
Emily Turner (left #1) is headed west to Tuscon, Arizona. She joins KOLD-TV/KMSB-TV as a reporter.
Jason Law (right#2) has joined Cincinnati’s WCPO-TV. He is the station’s new investigative reporter.
Alicia Booth (left #2) has joined WJXT as a reporter. She comes from Cleveland’s WEWS-TV where she was the station’s health reporter.
(edited from WJXT.com) – Police arrested WJXT chief engineer James Lowery on Sunday night. The 6o-year old was arrested on charges of trespassing, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest after an incident at his neighbor’s house.
According to the arrest report, a 15-year-old girl told her father a man was looking in the window of their home on Forest Stump Lane.
The report says the father went outside and found Lowery, kneeling against their house and looking in the window. The father stopped the man when he tried to run….Cont….
(from WJXT.com) - In morning news, Channel 4 at 5 a.m. is No. 1 in the time period with a 3.1 household rating beating WTLV (2.4 HH rating). Channel 4 at 6 a.m. is up 30 percent year-to-year as the only station in the market with growth in the time period, and is No. 1 in household ratings in the 6-7a a.m. time period, garnering a 6.0 household rating and an 18 share (compared to WTLV 4.3 RTG/13 SHR and WTEV 1.2 RTG/4 SHR).
The Morning Show (7-9 a.m.), anchored by Staci Spanos, Bruce Hamilton and Richard Nunn, is No. 1 in the time period with a 6.1 HH rating and a 17 share beating out all other newscasts including the national broadcasts of NBC’s Today Show on WTLV (4.2 RTG/12 SHR) and ABC’s Good Morning America on WJXX (1.3 RTG/4 SHR). This marks the 11th straight month of wins in the 7-9 a.m. time period….Cont….
Florida News Center has been on vacation for the past ten days….here is some of what we missed…
***NOTE – This story is from WJXT, praising its win in all but one local news time period. – NOTE***
(from WJXT.com) - In the morning, Channel 4 News at 5 a.m. is No. 1 is in the time period across all key demographics, beating the competition by triple digits. Channel 4 News at 6 a.m. is No. 1, garnering a 4.7 rating and 30 share in the 25 to 54 demographic, compared to WTLV’s 2.9 rating/19 share and WTEV’s 0.5 rating/3 share. Among women 25-54, WJXT had a 5.1 rating and 32 share, compared to WTLV’s 3.2 rating/20 share and WTEV’s 0.7 rating/4 share.
The Morning Show (7-9am), anchored by Staci Spanos, Bruce Hamilton and Richard Nunn, is No. 1 in the time period, with a 3.3 rating and a 24 share among viewers 25-54. That beats all other newscasts, including the national broadcasts of NBC’s Today Show on WTLV (2.5 rating/19 share) and ABC’s Good Morning America on WJXX (0.7 rating/5 share). The Morning Show is also No. 1 with women, with a 4.2 rating and a 27 share, compared to WTLV with a 3.1 rating/20 share and WTEV’s 0.8 rating/5 share….Cont….
(from TVSpy.com) – Like so many of your fellow local newsers, if you love the cult classic “Anchorman,” then you may want to head to Jacksonville, Florida this weekend.
In the spirit of the film, numerous Jax TV, print, and radio newsrooms–including folks from WJXT, WTEV-WAWS, and First Coast News–are fielding teams to face off in tomorrow’s News Room Street Fight. Journos will participate in a charity dodge ball tournament to benefit the Jacksonville Police Athletic League, with special appearances by Jacksonville Jaguars players Eben Britton and Rashad Jennings , and Ron Burgundy himself (sorry, no Will Ferrell – it’ll be a local actor dressed up)….Cont….
Watch this as the legendary Bill “the voice” Kurtis teases the dodge ball battle
(from Jacksonville.com) – After a three-week hospital stay, longtime TV meteorologist George Winterling has returned home where he is continuing his recovery and looking forward to getting back to his daily routine, WJXT TV-4 said Wednesday.
Station general manager Bob Ellis said Winterling told WJXT he is “relaxing and watching the news.”
Winterling returned home sometime in the past few days, but his family still has not said what illness led to his stay at the hospital….Cont….
“So many people have asked us about George in the past few days. I’m thrilled to tell you although he’s still in the hospital he’s stable and progressing,” WJXT Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis said. “He’s been watching our Channel 4 newscasts and, as you might expect, keeping tabs on the weather. George and his family wanted to be sure I let everyone in Jacksonville know how much they appreciate the outpouring of support and well wishes they’ve received in the last week. It has meant the world to them.”….Cont….
While he is very ill, the family is not ready to release details of his condition.
“George is so important to this station, our community, and many of you,” Channel 4′s Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis said on Thursday. “Members of our staff have visited his family this morning. His wife Virginia and their children and grandchildren want everyone in Jacksonville to know how much they appreciate your prayers and get well wishes. We will provide updates on how George is doing as soon as they are available. If you’d like to leave a personal get well message for George and his family, we’ve set up a forum on this page. We will make sure they are all delivered to his family.”….Cont….