Posts Tagged ‘WTEV’

Paige Kelton stays at WTEV/WAWS, moves to mgmt…

Florida News Center has learned that former lead anchor Paige Kelton will be staying with WTEV/WAWS after all.

In a press release this past Friday, VP/GM Jim Zerwkh announced that Kelton will be moving from the anchor desk to the news management team at the Jacksonville duopoly. She will become the “special projects manager.”

In the release Zerwekh said of Kelton, “Paige has been a dedicated employee of CBS 47/FOX 30 for many years” and that he is “extremely happy that she is transitioning to our management team.” He went on to say that “Paige’s unique skill set and community contacts are valuable assets to CBS 47/FOX30 Action News.”

This announcement comes just three months after Florida News Center reported that the management at Cox Communications, the owners of WTEV/WAWS were “starting over from scratch,” dismissing their entire lead evening and morning anchor teams.

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17

08 2014

Tenikka Smith joins WTEV/WAWS, as replacement #2…

17:45 UPDATE CORRECTION: We mistakenly reported at the time of story publication, that Tenikka Smith was joining WTEV/WAWS as the station’s new morning anchor, replacing Lynnsey Gardner. However, she will be the duopoly’s new evening anchor. The story has been corrected below.

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TVSpy.com reports that Tenikka Smith is leaving Charlotte, NC’s WSOC-TV. She will join Jacksonville duopoly WTEV/WAWS as the new week day evening anchor.

“I am very excited to join the CBS47 and FOX30 Action News family as we continue our mission to provide viewers quality coverage and original content,” Smith said in a statement.

Smith replaces former morning anchor Paige Kelton, who as Florida News Center reported, was told that her contract was not being renewed. Kelton was one of five anchors at the duopoly of WTEV/WAWS that was given this news, The station made the changes because it was “starting over from scratch.”

In early July John Bachman was named as replacement #1 at the stations and now Smith has been named as replacement #2. Who will take the 3rd, 4th, and 5th spots? Stay tuned to Florida News Center for the latest.

30

07 2014

Tera Barz departs WTEV/WAWS…

(from Jacksonville.com) – When Action News launched its new website last week, a familiar face was missing from its Action News Team page: Tera Barz.

Following a report less than a month ago that the TV news organization would not be renewing the contracts of five of its top six anchors, Barz appears to be the first to leave the station, which broadcasts its newscasts on WAWS-TV Fox30 and WTEV-TV CBS 47.

Her photo and bio no longer appear with those of Action News’ other anchors, including husband Mike Barz, Lynnsey Gardner, Paige Kelton, Dawn Lopez, Derrick Odom and Mark Spain….Cont….

22

06 2014

WJXT takes May JAX books, beats locals and nets…

In a press release to Florida News Center, we learn that Independent station WJXT is once again claiming its historically dominant role in the Jacksonville/Brunswick television market. The following numbers are for the coveted 25-54 age group.

WJXT wins the morning race from 5am-9am, beating all local newscasts and national network newscasts from NBC, ABC, and CBS

6am-7am (RTG/SHARE)

7am-9am

WJXT (5/35)

WJXT (3/26)

WTLV/WJXX (3.2/22)

Today Show (1.7/14)

WAWS (1.3/9)

CBS This Morning (1.7/14)

WTEV (.04/3)

Good Morning America (038/7)

WJXT wins the evening newscasts from 5pm-7pm, once again beating all local newscasts and national network newscasts from NBC, ABC, CBS

5 pm (RTG/SHARE)

5:30pm

6 pm

WJXT (2.8/17)

WJXT (3/16)

WJXT (3.8/17)

WTLV/WJXX (1.4/9)

WTLV/WJXX (1.8/9)

WTLV/WJXX (2.7/12)

WTEV (1.3/8)

WTEV (1.3/7)

WTEV (1.6/7)

 

In the late news hour, WJXT beats newscasts on WAWS and network primetime shows in the 10pm hour and continues that streak on with the 11pm local newscasts.

11 pm (RTG/SHARE)

WJXT (2.3/9)

WTLV/WJXX (2.2/9)

WTEV (1.4/5)

WJXT says that it has seen increases in primetime viewing as well, ranking second with its schedule of syndicated network comedies. In the M-F primetime viewing hours, WJXT beats out NBC, ABC, and FOX, losing only to CBS.

*NOTE – The above numbers were from a WJXT press release.

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20

06 2014

It was the wrong Tim Deegan!

(edited from TVSpy.com) – One Tim Deegan is a meteorologist for Jacksonville NBC and ABC affiliate WJXX-WTLV. The other is awaiting arraignment on charges of human trafficking after police say he kept three women trapped as sex slaves.

When CBS and FOX affiliate WTEV-WAWS reported the story about the Timothy Deegan in jail, it showed a picture of Tim Deegan the meteorologist. The picture was from the TV Deegan’s DUI in November 2013.

WTEV-WAWS news director Robert Longo told TVSpy the Inergize-CMS system (the people who manage the web content) chose the wrong picture (below) ….Cont….

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06 2014