Posts Tagged ‘WMBB’

Nexstar Closes on Media General purchase, what’s next?

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – From this day forward, Nexstar Broadcasting Group will be known as Nexstar Media Group.

The name change coincides with Nexstar closing on its acquisition of Media General for $4.6 billion in cash and stock just six days after winning FCC approval.

 The deal swells Nexstar’s portfolio to 171 full-power stations,  in 100 markers covering nearly 39% of TV homes. The new stations include 15 in the top 50 markets.

Florida stations involved in the deal include WFLA/WTTA – Tampa, WMBB – Panama City and WKRG/WFNA – Mobile/Pensacola. Jacksonville’s WCWJ was divested and sold to Graham Media Group, earlier in the year to ensure that the merger deal went through. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2017

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.

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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.

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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

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05 2015

Jessica Foster to depart WMBB….

(edited from TVSpy.com) – 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….

 

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09 2014