Posts Tagged ‘WKRG’

Jessica Taloney is back to WKRG & TV…

WKRG’s new morning anchor is no stranger to WKRG viewers in the Mobile/Pensacola market.

Jessica Taloney returned to the anchor desk on Monday Jan 17th as the new host of News 5 This Morning. She will anchor alongside Bill Riales and meteorologist John Nodar, weekdays from 5-7a.m.

Taloney left WKRG and TV in 2012 to take care of her soon-to-delivered baby.  Taloney would give birth to her first child 12 hours after her last newscast in 2012. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2016

Derek Beasley named Chief Met at WFTX…

Derek Beasley has been named the new chief meteorologist at Fort Myers’ WFTX.

He comes to WFTX after six months on the beach, after departing Pensacola/Mobile station WPMI. As Florida News Center reported, he joined WPMI in 2009 at the station’s chief meteorologist. He quietly left WPMI this past summer, with his position replaced by Chris Dunn.

He will work the week day evening shift on the 6 p.m., 10 & 11 p.m. newscasts.

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12 2015

Jonathan Owens departs WKRG…

Weekend meteorologist Jonathan Owens has left Mobile’s WKRG. He made the announcement on Sunday’s 10:00 p.m. newscast.

Owens said on Facebook that he is “moving on to pursue business and educational opportunities abroad.” He went on to say that “the news industry has changed a lot since I started working in it and I feel it’s a good move.” Read the rest of this entry →

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10 2015

Media General to buy Meredith…

What does this mean for Florida…Media General owns WKRG CBS 5 & WFNA CW, while Meredith owns WALA FOX 10. Read on below…

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(Edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Media General this morning announced that it is acquiring Meredith Corp. in a cash and stock valued at approximately $2.4 billion.

The transaction, is expected to close by June 30, 2016. Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2015

Comings and Goings….

Melissa Constanzer (left) joins Mobile’s WKRG-TV as the station’s new meteorologist.

She comes to the Mobile/Pensacola market from WJFW-TV in Central, MN.

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Lee Peck (right) has also landed in the Mobile/Pensacola market, but at WALA-TV. He will be the station’s new reporter/anchor.

He comes to WALA from KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA where he was an evening anchor at the station.

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06 2015