Posts Tagged ‘WWSB’

Raycom closes on WWSB/WTXL…

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Raycom Media’s $68.5 million purchase of Sarasota’s WWSB and Tallahassee’s WTXL from Calkins Media Group, closed this week.

“Raycom Media’s Florida portfolio is significantly enhanced by our expansion into the vibrant Suncoast communities and the important State Capital news center of Tallahassee,” said Don Richards, Raycom Media Group VVP.

The acquisition expands Raycom Media’s reach and presence in Florida. It also owns Fox affiliates WFLX in West Palm Beach and WPGX in Panama City…..Cont….

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05 2017

Jacqueline Matter to WWSB…

Jacqueline Matter has been named as the new morning co-anchor at Sarasota’s WWSB. She wrote in an Instagram post that she was “exited and honored to have the opportunity”

She comes from WNCT in Greenville, NC where she joined in 2015 after graduating the University of North Carolina. Notably, she is also Miss North Carolina International 2016.

//hattip to TVSpy.com

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12 2016

SNN interviews the competition for story….

Sarasota 24hour news outlet, SNN broadcast a story last week about the Zika virus. The story detailed how communication between counties, the state and local media was not always on the same page. In the (video below) SNN multimedia journalist Jason Raven included an interview with competition for feedback about the communications issues. Raven interviewed WWSB medical reporter Alix Redmonde for the “media’s” take on the story.

While this is not unheard of, we here at Florida News Center find this odd and a tad unconventional. Why would one highlight the competition for story, instead of just using another reporter from SNN for the story? Kudos on a good story, but why another outlet? Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2016

Max Winitz to depart WWSB….

WWSB weekend anchor and general assignment reporter Max Winitz will be departing the Sarasota station. His final broadcast will be Sunday night, 5/29.

He is leaving to accept a position as the Communications and Public/Media Relations Manager for the 2017 World Rowing Championships. This event will take place in Sarasota in October 2017. He says this is only a sabbatical from TV news.

He joined WWSB in January 2011, finding love at the station. He married WWSB week day evening/night anchor Hayley Wielgus in 2015. Wielgus will remain in her position at WWSB.

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05 2016

Jennifer Hardy named N/D at WWSB….

In a press release today, WWSB announced that Jennifer Hardy has been named as the Sarasota station’s new news director.

Hardy comes from sister station, WAAY-TV in Huntsville, AL, where she was that station’s news director. Before WAAY, Hardy worked in Reno, Las Vegas, Spokane, Tulsa, Memphis and Tuscon. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2016