Posts Tagged ‘wzvn’

Reality TV winner to WBBH/WZVN…

(from – The winner of the TBS reality show, ‘America’s Next Weatherman’, is heading to Fort Myers.

Mackenzie Bart will join Waterman Broadcasting as a meteorologist. She has not been given an assignment yet said Darrell Adams, news director and vice president of news for WBBH/WZVN.

Bart is current working as a weather producer at WBNS, in Columbus, OH as a weather producer.  She announced the move on Twitter this week.

Adams says NBC 2 weather man, Jason Dunning, will replace Haley Webb who left the station to spend more time with her family….Cont….


04 2017

WBBH & WZVN knocked off the air…

Viewers in the Fort Myers market had difficulty watching (“roommates”) WBBH and WZVN.

Both stations, which are housed in the same building, lost their air signals as well as up-links to local cable and satellite carriers DirectTV and Dish Network. The outage left viewers without access to the NBC and ABC affiliates for several hours during the day.

WBBH posted on their Facebook page earlier today that the stations were off the air and that engineers were working on the issue. However, any reference to the outage was quickly scrubbed from the pages. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2016

Lee County Sheriff blasts WBBH/WZVN over story…

(from – Lee County, Fla., Sheriff Mike Scott says the WBBH (NBC) and WZVN (ABC) nearly compromised what he’s calling a “major heroin” bust.

Scott wrote on the Department’s Facebook page that WBBH/WZVN “refused our requests to scrap their story about techniques used in undercover surveillance.” Scott blamed what he called “some new to town Reporter.”

Scott says this isn’t the first time he’s had trouble with the stations

Sources tell TVSpy that Scott was referring to the WBBH story in the video below, where a viewer contacted the station”s” about suspicious boxes on power poles that turned out to contain hidden cameras….Cont….

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04 2016

WINK Met thinks football trumps tornado warnings…

(edited from – WINK chief meteorologist Jim Farrell had his priorities questioned after criticizing a tornado alert that aired on ABC affiliate WZVN during a Saturday night’s NFL playoff game..

On Facebook, Farrell wrote, “OMG, its a PLAYOFF GAME. Stop telling me that there is NOT a tornado and get me back to the game. This wx alert should have lasted 30 seconds! not 20 minutes!” Read the rest of this entry →


01 2016

Anchor changes at WTSP, WZVN…

Just a day after it was announced that Heather Van Nest was leaving WTSP, the station has already named her replacement.

Dion Lim, who joined the Tampa market station this past January, has been named as the new lead female co-anchor. She will anchor the 6:00 and 11:oopm newscasts at the station.

This change has been apparently in the works for sometime, even as Van Nest’s departure from the station came suddenly. Van Nest’s departure announcement was made on Thursday and by Friday, ads for the new lead anchor team of Reginald Roundtree, Dion Lim and meteorologist Jim Van Fleet were already gracing digital billboards around the Tampa Bay area.

Florida News Center has learned that Dion Lim’s replacement on the 5:00 and 5:30pm newscasts has already been named as well. Courtney Robinson joins the station, coming from Fort Myer’s WZVN.

Robinson joined WZVN in July of 2011, as the station’s new lead female co-anchor.

So, who will replace Robinson at WZVN? Are there any more changes coming to WTSP? Stay tuned…


10 2014