Posts Tagged ‘WJXT’

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

Joy Purdy to WJXT…

(from Jacksonville.com) – Six months after turning down an offer at First Coast News to move to the anchor spot for its 11 p.m. newscast, Joy Purdy is returning to Jacksonville’s airwaves.

WJXT TV-4 announced in a news release Friday that Purdy will join the station this month to anchor its evening newscasts at 5:30, 6:30 and 11 with longtime anchor Rob Sweeting. (Jennifer Waugh previously worked alongside Sweeting before moving to mornings in June.)

“We’ve been looking for just the right person to join Mary Baer, Tom Wills and Rob Sweeting in the evenings,” said Bob Ellis, the station’s vice president and general manager, in the news release.

For Purdy, it’s her second stint at the independent Post-Newsweek station. She worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for five years, from 1995 to 2000, before heading to Miami’s WFOR TV-4….Cont….

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09 2013

Judge declares that WJXT was not in comtempt…

(from Jacksonville.com) - A judge decided Tuesday not to hold a Jacksonville TV station in contempt for briefly broadcasting part of an arrest report from the Aug. 23 attack of a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy women’s restroom.

“The Court concludes that employees of WJXT TV-4,” Circuit Judge Adrian G. Soud wrote Tuesday, “as human beings do at times, made a mistake.”

James Patrick Tadros was arrested the day of the attack and charged with attempted murder, false imprisonment and criminal mischief. The TV station first received an arrest report with paragraphs blacked out and then, through its attorney’s use of the Duval County Clerk of Court database, received an unredacted report, allowing them to see what had been blacked out, according to a court document….Cont….

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09 2013

Dan Hicken to depart WTLV/WJXX…

WTLV/WJXX announced today via Twitter that Sports Director Dan Hicken is leaving the Jacksonville duopoly. Hicken had been with WTLV (later WTLV/WJXX) for twenty seven years prior to this announcement.

So far no official word has been released on why Hicken is leaving the station. However, Sam Kouvaris, the sports director across the street at WJXT tweeted today that Hicken was headed to the “Cox TV stations here in town.” Of course by that Kouvaris means the duopoly of WTEV/WAWS, which was scooped up by Cox in Dec 2012.

So if Sam Kouvaris is correct, does this mean that Dan Hicken might bump current WTEV/WAWS sports director Steve Wrigley for the top spot in sports or will he be replacing one of the other three faces at “Action Sports?” Stay tuned to FLNewsCenter.com for the latest.

//hattip to Anonymous

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05 2013

Jacksonville reporter reports on the murder of her own father…

(from WJXT.com) – The names of 120 officers killed in Florida will be added to the national monument. Channel 4′s Erica Rakow was in Washington D.D. with these families, and has a touching personal story of her own….Watch the reports below….

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