Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’

Comings and Goings…

Brian Jackson (left) joins Jacksonville independent station WJXT as the the station’s new sports reporter and weekend anchor.

Jackson comes from Washington, D.C. where he worked at Comcast SportsNet. He joined the cable-only regional sports network as an intern, but was eventually hired on as a production assistant. He worked his way up over the last ten years as a producer, reporter, host and sideline reporter.

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WKMG reporter Evan Lambert (right) is leaving the Orlando station. He is headed down Interstate 4 to Tampa’s WTVT, where he will also serve as a general assignment reporter.

He joined WKMG in 2012.

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06 2015

Rob Sweeting cuts back, others promoted at WJXT….

(from WJXT.com) - The on-air staff of Jacksonville’s most watched evening news is growing again.

General Manager Bob Ellis announced Friday that Tarik Minor and Kent Justice will join Tom Wills, Mary Baer, Rob Sweeting and Joy Purdy on the weekday News4Jax evening newscasts beginning Monday, June 1.

Minor moves from 9 a.m. hour of The Morning Show to co-anchor News4Jax at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Joy Purdy, and Justice moves from weekend evenings to co-anchor with Purdy weeknights at 11 p.m.

Anchor Rob Sweeting (right), who has been on WJXT for 30 years, will continue to anchor these newscasts as well on a limited basis and will focus more of his time on the community service aspect of his job on behalf of WJXT. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2015

Independence dominates the May books in JAX…

Jacksonville independent station WJXT has once again demonstrated that a local station does not need a network affiliation to win in the ratings. Check out the May 2015 numbers below for the market.

(edited from WJXT Press Release) – In Morning News, WJXT at 5am is #1 in the time period with a 3.4 household and #1 at 5:30am with a 4.8 household rating.  The 5am newscast beat the combined competition of WTLV/WJXX, WJAX and WFOX by 183% and 5:30am beat them by 167%.  Channel 4 News at 6am is #1 in household ratings in the 6-7am time period garnering a 7.0 household rating and a 24 share (compared to WTLV/WJXX 3.4 RTG/12 SHR, WFOX 1.7 RTG/6 SHR and WJAX 1.6 RTG/5 SHR). The Morning Show (7-9am), is #1 in the time period with a 6.3 HH rating and a 19 share beating out all other newscasts including the national broadcasts of NBC’s Today Show on WTLV (2.3 RTG/7 SHR), CBS This Morning on WJAX (1.7 RTG/5 SHR) and ABC’s Good Morning America on WJXX (2.6 RTG/8 SHR).  Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2015

Former JAX anchor wins Council seat…

(edited from Jacksonville.com) – Democrat Joyce Morgan, a former WJXT-TV news anchor, won a close race for the Jacksonville City Council District 1 seat against Republican Mike Anania.

Morgan carried 52.24 percent of the 14,124 votes cast with 14 of 14 precincts reporting just after 8 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2015

Veteran JAX reporter Mike Lyons retires…

(from Jacksonville.com) – Jacksonville native Mike Lyons hung up his microphone on Friday after working as a reporter, photographer, sports producer, sports anchor and assignment editor since 1976 at almost all of the city’s television news operations.

“It won’t be easy, but I can [retire] and I am,” Lyons said. “… I am sure there will be times that I will miss it, especially when there is a big exciting story. I have all the energy and can run with the best of them. But I am looking forward to doing some projects around the house, travel and do whatever I want.” Read the rest of this entry →

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04 2015