Posts Tagged ‘WTEV’

UPDATE: Mark Spain finds work outside of JAX…

UPDATE: 04/15/2015 – Former WTEV/WAWS anchor Mark Spain announced on Twitter today that he has landed at WSET-TV, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA.


(edited from – 03/25/15 – Former WJAX/WFOX anchor Mark Spain is leaving the Jacksonville market for another broadcasting job.

Spain was one of five anchors, who were jettisoned from the news operations there last summer. Spain, who had remained in Jacksonville, has not been on the air in local TV news since leaving the duopoly, but Wednesday he confirmed he’s agreed to a broadcast news job outside of North Florida.

Spain said he would not be more specific on his relocation due to a pre-employment agreement that limits disclosure of the job prior to taking to the air. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2015

A profile of the JAX media market….

(edited from –  The people who have watched local TV news the longest never have seen anything like the upheaval currently unfolding in the Jacksonville market.

The underdog, WJAX/WFOX Action News, is barking for attention and getting it. The No. 2 station, WTLV/WJXX First Coast News, found that crime alone does not pay.

Only WJXT News4Jax, long the dominant ratings leader, is taking a business-as-usual approach. Read the rest of this entry →


03 2015

Former TV newsers get into the food business…

Former WJAX/WFOX anchor Lynnsey Gardner, who parted ways with the duopoly this past summer, has decided to get into the food business.

She and her husband, former WJAX/WFOX reporter Bryan Baker, who left the stations a year ago are teaming up with a local Jacksonville area eatery to expand the chain into other cities.

Baker has been working the grill at Maple Street Biscuit Company for the past two months and will now run the original location. Gardner will help to open a new St. Augustine location, but admits that she is “keeping her options open.” Read the rest of this entry →


12 2014

More news on WFOX, none for WJAX…

(from – More changes are in store for Jacksonville’s Action News stations with the broadcast outlet increasing local news programming this week.

Jim Zerwekh, general manager of WFOX TV-30, announced Wednesday that the station will begin Saturday and Sunday morning news broadcasts this weekend. The local news shows will air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday. There will be no additional local newscasts on the Action News sister station of WJAX TV-47.

News Director Bob Longo said the news productions will be treated with the same approach as other newscasts during the week….Cont….

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09 2014

Letisha Bush departs WALA, joins WJAX/WFOX…

WALA reporter and 4pm anchor Letisha Bush has left the Mobile market station. This past Tuesday was her last day at the station.

Bush stated on her Facebook page that she left WALA to join the Cox-owned duopoly of WJAX/WFOX.

She joined WALA in August of 2011.

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09 2014