Posts Tagged ‘wofl’

WOFL hires two new faces…

Orlando’s WOFL-TV welcomes two new members to its on air team. Brooks Tomlin (right #1) has been hired as the new weekend meteorologist. Ann Keil (right #2) joins the station as reporter. Both of them start August 25th.

Tomlin comes to WOFL from Perth, Australia working for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Prior to that he worked in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Huntsville and Jacksonville.

Keil comes to WOFL fro WXIN-TV in Indianapolis where she was general assignment and investigative reporter. Prior to her stint in Indianapolis, she worked at WATE-TV in Knoxville, TN.

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08 2014

WFTV, WOFL, WKMG post July wins…

(edited from – WESH-Channel 2 made the biggest headlines Thursday by announcing that anchor Martha Sugalski had departed.

But WKMG-Channel 6, WOFL-Channel 35 and especially WFTV-Channel 9 could point to ratings victories for July.

Speculation that Sugalski could land at another local station a year from now reflected the intense competition among stations.

In the ratings period that ended Wednesday, WFTV was tops with the 25-to-54 age group in early morning, from 4 to 6:30 and at 11 p.m.

WKMG scored a victory at noon, and WOFL remained the leader at 10 p.m.

These news ratings races are determined by the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers, and the numbers in this post reflect that demographic unless otherwise noted….Cont…..


08 2014

Lauren Johnson departs WOFL…

WOFL weekend anchor Lauren Johnson is departing the Orlando station. She is headed to WTXF, the Fox O&O in Philadelphia, where she will anchoring the station’s upcoming weekend newscasts.

Johnson joined WOFL from WHBQ in Memphis. She originally started her television career down I-4 at Central Florida News 13.



07 2014

WFTV pulls ahead in June…

(from – WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 split victories in late news for June. But the latest ratings report was mostly good news for WFTV, which surpassed WESH at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. after WESH won very tight races in May in the 25-to-54 age group.

At 6 p.m. in May, WESH was the victor by 28 viewers in the age group, which means the stations basically tied. (All these numbers refer to 25-to-54, unless otherwise noted.)

At 6 p.m. in June, WFTV averaged 32,753 viewers to WESH’s 29,688, WKMG-Channel 6′s 10,765 and WOFL-Channel 35′s 9,701. The June ratings period ended Wednesday.

At 6 a.m. in May, WESH won by 16 viewers in the age group, basically another tie.

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06 2014

Reporting faux pas….

(story/pic from – File this in the “things I shouldn’t do on social media” bin.

WOFL reporter Jackie Orozco posted a picture of herself with her photographer at the scene of a double homicide Sunday. You can see her report after the jump.

The reporter for the Orlando FOX owned station sent the shot out on instagram with the caption, “So why are we smiling in front of a crime scene? Because we work in the news and it’s my Friday! #ReporterProblems”….Cont….


06 2014