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Restaurant Critic Scott Joseph Joins WFTV - Posted October 13, 2014
During his 20 year career as a restaurant critic for the Orlando Sentinel Scott Joseph always tried to keep his appearance under wraps. Now, he's letting the whole world know what he looks like. ... [TVSpy]

Renee Stoll Leaving WFTV - Posted October 2, 2014
After three years at WFTV, reporter Renee Stoll has decided to leave the Orlando ABC affiliate. On her ... [TVSpy]

Orlando Station Admits it Was Wrong - Posted October 1, 2014
Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV has apologized to viewers after the Orlando Sentinel called out the station for a conf... [TVSpy]

Martha Sugalski Leaves WESH in Orlando - Posted July 31, 2014
Orlando NBC affiliate WESH announced today anchor Martha Sugalski has left the station. The Orlando Sentinel ... [TVSpy]

Florida Rape Suspect Rips Mic from Hands of WFTV Reporter - Posted July 18, 2014
WFTV reporter Renee Stoll was waiting with questions when a Florida pastor, Pedro Custodio, left jail. Custodio, known as "Pastor Pete", is... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Danny Treanor Returns to Orlando TV - Posted May 27, 2014
Veteran meteorologist Danny Treanor is returning to Orlando television as a freelance meteorologist for WKMG, the Orlando Sentinel's Hal Boedeker ... [TVSpy]

WFTV Adds Stephanie Bertini, Shannon Butler - Posted May 13, 2014
Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV is adding two to its news team next month, according to the Orlando Sentinel: ... [TVSpy]

Daralene Jones Returns to WFTV - Posted May 1, 2014
Daralene Jones is returning to her former station, Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV, the ... [TVSpy]

Mark Joyella Resigns from WFTV - Posted February 26, 2014
WFTV reporter Mark Joyella has resigned from the Orlando ABC affiliate to be closer to his family. Joyella wrote ... [TVSpy]

WFTV Issues Multiple Apologies Over Series of Reports About One Man - Posted January 23, 2014
WFTV has gone to great lengths to make sure viewers understand how sorry they are over mistakes made while reporting about Tim Davis, Sr. "We have a correction to make this evening. It concerns Tim Davis, Sr., the former Orlando police officer who was acquitted of... [TVSpy]

Kassandra Crimi Leaves WFTV for Love - Posted January 2, 2014
Kassandra Crimi, meteorologist for Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV, is no longer with the station. WFTV news director Ma... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Rusty McCranie Joins WFTV - Posted November 7, 2013
Meteorologist Rusty McCranie is joining WFTV in Orlando. McCrainie most recently worked at KOCO in Oklahoma City, where he was ... [TVSpy]

Julie Salomone Joins WFTV From WFTX - Posted September 9, 2013
Julie Salomone is joining Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV, the Orlando Sentinel's Hal Boedeker ... [TVSpy]

After Just a Month On the Air, WFTV Expanding 4 p.m. Newscast - Posted July 19, 2013
Just one month after adding a 4 p.m. newscast to its programming lineup, Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV is expanding the broadcast by 30 minutes. In a statement, ... [TVSpy]

'Not Guilty' Verdict in Zimmerman Trial: Orlando Stations Ready for Coverage - Posted July 13, 2013
Orlando Stations were ready to go once word of a verdict in the George Zimmerman trial came. All four stations broke into regular Saturday night programming to bring viewers a live feed of the jury's verdict. CBS affiliate WKMG was first on-air at 9:... [TVSpy]

George Zimmerman Trial Ratings: WFTV, WOFL On Top in Orlando - Posted July 5, 2013
Extensive coverage of the George Zimmerman trial has given Orlando stations -- and their cable n... [TVSpy]

WFTV Drops 6:30 p.m. News on WRDQ - Posted June 18, 2013
Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV has dropped the 6:30 p.m. newscast on sister station WRDQ, the Orlando Sentinel's Hal Boedeker ... [TVSpy]

WFTV in Orlando Adding 4 p.m. Newscast - Posted May 30, 2013
Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV is adding a 4 p.m. newscast next month, the Orlando Sentinel's Hal Boedeker reports... [TVSpy]

George Spencer Joins WCAU From WFTV - Posted May 7, 2013
George Spencer is joining NBC-owned WCAU in Philadelphia as a general assignment reporter next month. Spencer moves to Philadelphia from Orlando, where... [TVSpy]

Matt Horn Joins Capitol News Service - Posted May 1, 2013
Matt Horn begins today at Capitol News Service, where he will cover political news for ten local stations in Florida. Horn comes from Wichita, where he was Salina bureau chief and general assignment reporter at K... [TVSpy]

Orlando's WKMG Hires Son of Rival News Anchor as Reporter - Posted February 20, 2013
WKMG, the Orlando CBS affiliate, has hired Justin Warmoth as a reporter and mobile journalist. The last name may sound familiar to Orlando viewers. Justin's father, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Drew Petrimoulx Out at WFTV - Posted February 4, 2013
Drew Petrimoulx is out at Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV, ... [TVSpy]

For Reporters, What Love Brings Together, Affiliation Keeps Apart - Posted December 20, 2012
Anthony DiLorenzo's move to Orlando's ABC affiliate WFTV as a general assignment reporter brings him closer to his fiancee, ... [TVSpy]

WFTV Hires George Waldenberger as Weekend Meteorologist - Posted December 11, 2012
George Waldenberger will join Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV as the weekend meteorologist beginning January 16. Waldenberger comes to Orlando from Kansas City NBC affiliate ... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: Former WFTV Reporter Gustavo Almodovar Finds Fame Again in 38 Seconds - Posted November 20, 2012
Former WFTV reporter Gustavo Almodovar is back in the limelight after leaving the industry four years ago. His enduring legacy? The way he says his name in his sign off. ... [TVSpy]

Casey Anthony's Lawyer Wants to Depose WESH and WFTV Reporters - Posted November 14, 2012
Charles Greene, the attorney for Casey Anthony, has filed notice he wants to depose ... [TVSpy]

Daralene Jones Will Join WCAU From WFTV - Posted November 9, 2012
Daralene Jones is joining WCAU, the NBC O&O in Philadelphia, in January. "Daralene ... [TVSpy]

WFTV's Brian Monahan Heading to Seattle's KIRO - Posted November 9, 2012
Brian Monahan, meteorologist for Orlando's ABC affiliate WFTV, will join the Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO as weekday morning... [TVSpy]

Cynthia Vega Says Goodbye to Television - Posted September 11, 2012
Cynthia Vega, who signed off last month from WFAA in Dallas, is making a ... [TVSpy]

Lisa Blegen Named Managing Editor at WFTV - Posted September 11, 2012
There is a new managing editor at WFTV, the ABC affiliate in Orlando. Lisa Blegen will join the station from KTVT, the CBS O&O in Dallas, the ... [TVSpy]

Josh Benson Joins WFOR as Morning Co-Anchor - Posted August 14, 2012
Josh Benson is joining WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami, as c0-anchor of the morning newscast. Benson comes from WFTV, the ABC-affiliate... [TVSpy]

Matt Parcell Promoted to News Director at WFTV - Posted August 13, 2012
Matt Parcell is stepping into the news director role at Orlando ABC-affiliate WFTV, the station announced today. Parcell, who has been WFTV's managing editor for four years, takes over for ... [TVSpy]

Bob Jordan Named KIRO News Director - Posted July 11, 2012
Bob Jordan has been named news director at KIRO, the CBS-affiliate in Seattle. He will begin his new role in August. Jordan comes from WFTV in Orla... [TVSpy]

WFTV Captures Courtroom Brawl On Camera - Posted July 10, 2012
A fight erupted outside of a Florida courtroom between families connected to a double-murder case and WFTV was there amid the chaos. The Orlando ABC-affiliate was the only local station to capture the fight, which was eventually broken up by court deput... [TVSpy]

Jose Baez: WFTV is 'the Worst Tabloid Channel' - Posted July 5, 2012
Today is the one-year anniversary of Casey Anthony's acquittal in the death of her daughter, Caylee. Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, has just release... [TVSpy]

WFTV Investigative Report Featured on 'World News' - Posted May 2, 2012
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Reporter Mary Nguyen Out at Orlando's WFTV - Posted April 10, 2012
Reporter Mary Nguyen is no longer with WFTV, the ABC-affiliate in Orlando, according to the ... [TVSpy]

Jorge Estevez Leaving WFOR to Return to WFTV - Posted April 5, 2012
Jorge Estevez is leaving Miami and going back to Orlando. Estevez, who has worked as a reporter for Miami's WFOR since 2006, is departing the CBS station to return to ... [TVSpy]

Following Complaints from Local Stations, City of Sanford Rescinds Controversial Media Warning - Posted March 30, 2012
The City of Sanford has rescinded its controversial warning that members of the media covering the ... [TVSpy]

Obama Talks Energy in Latest Round of Local Press - Posted March 13, 2012
President Obama did another round of local interviews yesterday, sitting down with eight stations from the Orlando, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Austin, Des Moines, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh markets. The interviews lasted about five minutes each and focused mostly on gas prices and energy policy. "As long ... [TVSpy]

KCBS-KCAL Reporter Heading to Charlotte - Posted March 9, 2012
KCBS-KCAL reporter Kirk Hawkins is leaving Los Angeles for an anchoring job at WCCB, the Fox-affiliate in Charlotte. Hawk... [TVSpy]

KXAN Introduces New Morning Anchor - Posted February 29, 2012
Austin NBC-affiliate KXAN introduced Robert Maxwell to viewers this morning, announcing that Maxwell would join the morning anchor desk on March 12. Maxwell comes to KXAN from ... [TVSpy]

WFTV's Craig Patrick To Join WTVT in Tampa - Posted January 11, 2012
WFTV host Craig Patrick has left the Orlando ABC-affiliate to join WTVT, the Fox O&O in Tampa. "Craig has... [TVSpy]

Bob Baxa Out, Racquel Asa In At Orlando's WFTV - Posted January 9, 2012
Traffic reporter Bob Baxa has been replaced on the WFTV morning newscasts by Racquel Asa. WFTV news director ... [TVSpy]

News Directors Weigh In On Sweeps, Dog Meat - Posted November 22, 2011
Sweeps does strange things to people. Journalists who appear rational and level-headed for much of the year begin taking their clothes off, ... [TVSpy]

Longtime Anchor Ken Tyndall Returns to WFTV - Posted November 14, 2011
Ken Tyndall, who spent 14 years as an anchor and reporter for WFTV, is returning to the Orlando ABC-affiliate. "I am working one day a week at Channel 9 in addition to my regular reporting duti... [TVSpy]

After Hiring 3 Reporters, WFTV News Director Bob Jordan Says Station is 'Full' - Posted November 1, 2011
With the recent addition of three new reporters, WFTV, the ABC-affiliate in Orlando, is done hiring, at least for the time being. "We're full," news director Bob Jordan ... [TVSpy]

Reporter Lori Brown Moving from Memphis to Orlando, Starts at WFTV in October - Posted September 16, 2011
Reporter Lori Brown is set to leave Memphis's WMC, where she's worked since 2007, for a job with WFTV in Orlando. "I am very excited ... [TVSpy]

WFTV's Vanessa Welch and WESH's Jason Brewer Are Having a Baby - Posted September 13, 2011
WFTV anchor Vanessa Welch and her husband, WESH meteorologist ... [TVSpy]

Orlando Stations Plan Extended Coverage for Casey Anthony's Release from Jail on Sunday - Posted July 15, 2011
All five Orlando local stations are planning extended coverage this weekend for the release of Casey Anthony from jail, which is slated to happen at an unknown time on Sunday, July 17. ... [TVSpy]

Ratings: WFTV Tops Orlando Stations During Casey Anthony Verdict - Posted July 7, 2011
The trial of Casey Anthony has been a huge ratings driver for Orlando stations since it began in May and TVs across the market were tuned in on Tuesday afternoon as the verdict in the case was read shortly after 2:15 p.m. Cox-owned ABC-affiliate WFTV was the clear ratings winner for the... [TVSpy]

Orlando Stations Stoke Online Criticism of Casey Anthony Verdict - Posted July 6, 2011
Even though a not guilty verdict ended the high-profile trial of Casey Anthony on Tuesday afternoon, there was still much deliberation to be done in the court of public opinion, or, more specifically, the court of online com... [TVSpy]

WKMG Scores Ratings Win by Sticking with Casey Anthony Trial Even After It Was Postponed - Posted June 22, 2011
Here's what Orlando stations learned this week: even when the Casey Anthony trial isn't in session, you should still carry daytime coverage of the case. The high-profile trial ended early on Monday so most stations switched from live coverage to regularly scheduled programming. Except for CBS-affili... [TVSpy]

WFTV Veteran Bob Opsahl Leaves 11 p.m. Newscast - Posted June 16, 2011
It's the end of an era at WFTV. Veteran anchor Bob Opsahl, who viewers have seen on the 11 p.m. newscast since the mid-1980s, has left the station's evening shift. Opsahl, who began his... [TVSpy]

Orlando's WFTV Replaces Oprah with Casey Anthony - Posted June 1, 2011
Orlando's WFTV has found a replacement for Oprah: Casey Anthony. In the wake of Oprah's departure, WFTV has decided to run coverage of the Casey Anthony trial in the TV icon's longtime time slot instead of repeats of her final... [TVSpy]

Orlando Stations Compete for Viewers Online with Live Streaming Video of Casey Anthony Trial - Posted May 25, 2011
Orlando's ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox stations are all providing live streaming video of the Casey Anthony trial on their websites along with running commentary from courtroom reporters as well as viewers. Instead of flipping on Court TV as people would have in the 90s to watch live coverage of the... [TVSpy]

Orlando's WFTV Locks Up Star Reporter as Casey Anthony Trial Nears - Posted February 28, 2011
Kathi Belich, a veteran reporter who has been covering the ongoing saga of murder suspect Casey Anthony, has signed a new long-term contract with Orlando's ... [TVSpy]

Anchor Jamie Holmes is Back on Florida TV - Posted January 24, 2011
Jamie Holmes, who left West Palm Beach's WPTV in 2009 after being demoted from weekend anchor to reporter, has returned to Florida TV. Florida News Center ... [TVSpy]

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