Posts Tagged ‘WWSB’

WWSB anchors get hitched…

(edited from – WWSB’s own Max Winitz and Hayley Wielgus said “I do” on Saturday night in an interfaith wedding ceremony at the Sarasota Yacht Club.

The ceremony was officiated by both a rabbi and pastor, with friends, family and ABC 7 colleagues in attendance to share in the celebration. Read the rest of this entry →


03 2015

Josh Taylor departs WWSB…

(edited from – A former South County reporter will soon be answering questions from the media instead of asking them.

Josh Taylor, 36, is the new public information officer for the city of North Port. The former reporter for WWSB ABC 7 starts on Monday, said Erin Bryce, the city’s community outreach manager.

Taylor said his office will be housed at the North Port Police Department. He will serve as a citywide public information officer, reporting to City Manager Jonathan Lewis and be paid an annual salary of $63,800. Read the rest of this entry →


03 2015

Heidi Godman to be back on Sarasota TV…

Viewers in the Sarasota viewing market might just be seeing former WWSB anchor Heidi Godman back on TV very soon. She has been named to be the commercial spokesperson for Douglas Chrysler Ram Jeep Dodge, of Venice, FL. As spokesperson, she will appear in the dealership’s television and radio promotional ads.

Godman left WWSB back in 2010, ending a 22-year run as lead anchor at the Sarasota station. Since her departure, Godman has hosted her own weekday radio program, “Health Check,” on WSRQ-FM in the Sarasota market. She has also since formed her own media company, Heidi Godman Media, Inc, providing video and print content for companies across the country and also serves as executive editor for the Harvard Health Letter publication.


09 2014

“The View,” Sarasota style…

“Suncoast View” premiered last week for viewers of Sarasota’s WWSB. The local talk show, based on ABC’s “The View,” features morning anchor Stephanie Roberts, veteran reporter Linda Carson, reporter Bobeth Yates and political commentator Regina Hopper.

A WWSB press release says about “Suncoast View”:  “The afternoon chatfest will feature the co-hosts discussing local hot topics in the news, sharing their opinions and engaging in lively conversations on every day issues and subjects such as parenting, relationships, cooking, fashion, entertainment, home & garden and even politics. The program will also include interviews with newsmakers and stories trending on social media.”

The show, which was announced back in July, premiered on September 8th. It airs week days at 4pm.

Check out the show’s second episode, 9/9/14, below…


09 2014

Linda Carson celebrates 50 years on TV…

(from WWSB.TV) – Tonight, there is only one Amazing Woman, and her name is Linda Carson. We are celebrating a remarkable milestone in her life Monday, which is Linda’s 50th anniversary in television news.

After graduating from Mercer University and doing Coke commercials for the Bear Bryant Show, Linda’s first job in television news was in her hometown of Atlanta in 1964.

Channel 11 hired Linda to do the weather. She was among the first women to break into what was then a male-dominated business. Little did she know she was blazing a trail into TV news that other women would follow….Cont….



09 2014