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Posts Tagged ‘First Coast News’

Jacksonville Reporter and Photographer Robbed at Gunpoint

FCN_robbedFirst Coast News reporter Mike Lyons and his photographer were robbed at gunpoint on Thursday evening.

The station said the two were held at gunpoint at around 6:45 p.m. on the Northwest side of Jacksonville. The suspect took their wallets and cellphones. Neither Lyons or his photographer were hurt in the incident.

The Jacksonville, FL, NBC and ABC duopoly reported the station is working with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to find the suspect.

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Joy Purdy Leaving First Coast News for Family

Joy Purdy, anchor for “Good Morning Jacksonville,” has announced she is leaving the ABC/NBC duopoly branded as “First Coast News” to spend more time with her family.

Purdy described her decision on her facebook page.  The station then posted the news on its website, “I was recently offered the main anchor spot at my TV station — the 11 p.m. newscast. So exciting! However, after much prayer, and countless family discussions … I’ve instead decided to take a break from work to spend time with my family.”

Purdy, who has anchored the morning show since 2007, ended her post with, “Scary? Yes. Worth it? No doubt.” Read more

It’s Print over TV in ‘Anchorman’-Inspired Jacksonville News Room Street Fight

Sorry, TV newsers, but print ruled the roost on Saturday at the first-ever real-life News Room Street Fight in Jacksonville, Florida.

Nine local newsrooms participated in the charity event, including three TV affiliates.  But it was the team from Jacksonvile Magazine – pictured left - that earned the dodgeball tournament’s prestigious Golden Trident.

Inspired by the cult classic movie ‘Anchorman’, the Street Fight ”was a hit,” said co-organizer and WJCT-FM anchor Melissa Ross.  “The audience loved seeing the city’s news teams have at it!”

More than $6,000 was raised to benefit the Jacksonville Police Athletic League. Read more