Posts Tagged ‘wkmg’

John Brown departs, Erick Webber joins WOFL…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – With a group hug, the staff at Orlando’s WOFL on Friday said farewell to morning anchor John Brown (right #1) after five years. He will return to St. Louis after a death in the family and go back to his former station, he told viewers.

Erick Weber (right #2), a former morning anchor at Orlando’s WKMG, will replace John Brown on the morning shift at WOFL. He starts next Wednesday.

Most recently, Weber was morning anchor for Charlotte, NC’s WJZY-TV. Before that, he was morning news anchor for NECN/NBC in Boston. Read the rest of this entry →

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06 2016

Sister stations help Orlando stations with coverage…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Continuing coverage of the terrorist attack in Orlando has left local stations spread thin. Sister stations from around the country have been helping with the coverage.

Sources tell Florida News Center that staffs from cable outlet Bay News 9 in Tampa have been sent to Orlando to assist its sister News 13 with coverage. The stations already share resources and some staff.

Cox Media Group-owned WFTV: WJAX-WFOX in Jacksonville, WSB in Atlanta, WFXT in Boston and WHIO in Dayton and its Washington, D.C. bureau sent reporters, photographers and producers to help WFTV. Read the rest of this entry →

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06 2016

Orlando stations rush to cover terrorist attack…

(from TVSpy.com) – Orlando affiliates WFTV (ABC), WKMG (CBS), WESH (NBC) and WOFL (Fox) rushed crews to the scene of the Pulse nightclub and Orlando Regional Medical Center gathering some of the first images and eyewitness accounts of what has become the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

WFTV, WKMG and WESH began continuing coverage around 5 a.m. while WOFL began at 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

At least 50 people are dead and another 53 wounded when a gunman identified entered the club with an assault weapon and a handgun and opened fire. Read the rest of this entry →

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06 2016

Sweeping up May 2016 in Orlando…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – In the May TV ratings for Orlando, WFTV was the big winner and WKMG was the main gainer.

Retiring WFTV anchor Bob Opsahl, whose last newscast was 6 p.m. Wednesday, went out a ratings winner. He and Martha Sugalski were the leaders from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in total viewers as well as the 25-to-54 age group for the month.

In news ratings, 25-to-54 is the most important for advertisers. At 6 p.m., WFTV averaged 19,496 viewers in the age group. WKMG drew 13,978, WESH pulled in 13,015 and WOFL attracted 5,333. (The Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.) Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2016

Wendy Chioji back to WESH, sort of…

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Former anchor Wendy Chioji will be back on Orlando’s WESH when the quarterly “Surviving & Thriving” specials switch to the station in June.

“Growing Bolder,” which started in 2008, has aired locally on PBS stations WMFE and WUCF before moving to CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6. “Growing Bolder” features Chioji as well as WESH alumni Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer.

“It’s an opportunity to bring Wendy back to our station. We feel good about it,” said WESH General Manager Jim Carter. Chioji spent 20 years at WESH before leaving the station in 2008 and moving to Park City, Utah….Cont….

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04 2016