Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’

Why does JAX TV news suck?….

(from FolioWeekley.com) – There’s one question visitors from outside the area often ask me — and a question I ask myself on occasion: Why does local TV news suck so much?

You’d think that, in a region with more than a million people, we’d have something better, that there would be room for more voices, more perspectives, more analyses, more deep dives.

You’d be wrong.

There are exceptions, of course. First Coast News (whose newscasts are shared by our local NBC and ABC affiliates) has a nice investigative team, helmed by former Folio Weekly editor extraordinaire Anne Schindler, which can be counted on for interesting stories every now and again….Cont….

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04 2014

Marques White joins the anchor desk at WJXT…

A little late on our part, but worth the mention…

Marques White joined Jacksonville’s WJXT-TV back in February 2014. He is now anchoring the weekend morning shift, sharing the desk with fellow anchor Kumasi Aaron.

White comes from Southern West Virginia’s WVNS-TV, where he was an anchor. Prior to WVNS, White worked at WOWK-TV in Charleston, VW and KMBC-TV in Kansas City.

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03 2014

WPLG is SOLD! Are WKMG & WJXT next?

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is acquring Graham Holding’s WPLG Miami (DMA 16) in a deal that also involves a swap of stock and cash, it was announced this morning.

Berkshire Hathaway is getting the ABC affiliate, part of Graham’s Post-Newsweek Stations group, along with Berkshire shares currently held by Graham, plus cash.

Station broker Larry Patrick said Buffett’s acquisition of a TV station is encouraging. “It should give a tremendous boost to the industry,” he said. “Buffett is recognized as a great value investor in long-term equity. It shows that broadcasting still has a lot of value.”

Speculation has been running high that Graham is interested in spinning off the entire Post-Newsweek group, which also includes WDIV Detroit (NBC), KPRC Houston (NBC), WKMG Orlando, Fla., (CBS) KSAT San Antonio (ABC) and WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (Ind.)….Cont….

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03 2014

Sheriff voids tickets for WJXT anchor…

(from Jacksonville.com) – The first time WJXT Channel 4 traffic anchor and reporter Ashley Mitchem was stopped in February 2012, the police officer said she was traveling 17 miles per hour over the speed limit.

She got a warning.

Four months later, the same Jacksonville Sheriff’s officer pulled her over again, saying she was going 33 miles per hour over the speed limit. He gave her instructions to remove a Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police emblem from her car.

She got another warning.

In August 2012, Officer Jose Marrero stopped Mitchem for the third time. He said she was traveling eight miles over the speed limit and she still had the emblem on the car….Cont….

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01 2014

More morning news on WJXT…

Our friends at TVNewsCheck.com report that Jacksonville independent station WJXT-TV is planning to expand its morning newscasts, starting on Monday October 28th. The Morning Show will be extended an extra hour, airing from 4:30 to 10 a.m.

The extra hour from 9 to 10 a.m. will be anchored by Tarik Minor, Nikki Kimbleton, and Richard Nunn.

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10 2013