Posts Tagged ‘WMBB’

Changing News Directors at WMBB…

WMBB news director Heather Kretzer is leaving the Panama City market station.

According to the station’s Facebook page, Kretzer is leaving the station to “focus on her town young children.”

WMBB staff were informed that Tom Lewis had been named as the new news director. If that name sounds familiar to you, Lewis was the primary anchor and news director across town at WJHG. He resigned from the news director job at WJHG in 2010 to focus on anchoring, and then left the station completely in 2014. He is back at WMBB, where he first started in television over 30 years ago.


02 2016

Alison Posey named S/D at WTXL…

Alison Posey has been named as the new Sports Director at Tallahassee’s WTXL-TV. Her first day was June 10th.

To our knowledge this makes Posey the first female to be named sports director in Florida and definitely the first in Tallahassee.

She comes from just up I-10 at Panama City’s WMBB, where she was sports reporter and anchor.


06 2015

Corey Dobridnia departs WMBB…

WMBB weekend anchor Corey Dobridnia has departed the Panama City station.

She left to become the public affairs coordinator for the Walton County Sheriff’s Officer.

She started at WMBB as a production assistant in 2011, moving up to general assignment reporter in 2012 and finally up to weekend anchor in March of 2014.

//hattip to anonymous


05 2015

Jessica Foster to depart WMBB….

(edited from – WMBB morning anchor Jessica Foster has announced she is leaving the Panama City ABC affiliate after ten years at the station.

Foster told viewers her priorities changed after she and her husband adopted a daughter. “I’ve never been more devoted to anything as I am to her,” Foster wrote on the station’s website. “As a family, we made a decision for me to make a career change. That’s why I will be leaving the TV station on September 19th. ”

Fosters joined WMBB in 2004…Cont….



09 2014

WMBB sold to Nexstar Broadcasting…

(from – Nexstar Broadcasting and Mission Broadcasting have announced a definitive agreement to acquire six television stations for $37.5 million.

In the deal, Nexstar will pay $33.5 million to buy WMBB (ABC) in Panama City, FL, and KREX (CBS), KREG (CBS), KREY (CBS) and KGJT (MyNetworkTV) in Grand Junction, CO, from Gray Television. Mission will pay $4 million for KFQX in Grand Junction, CO, from Excalibur Broadcasting. KREG and KREY are satellite stations of KREX.

Perry A. Sook, chairman, president and CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., said in a statement. “The agreements to acquire stations in Grand Junction and Panama City mark our entrée into these markets and upon completing all announced transactions, we will own or provide services to multiple stations in 37 of the 56 markets where we will operate.”….Cont….


12 2013