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This Bud’s For News: WESH Sports Anchor in Beer Ad, Video Game


Larry Ridley, sports director for Orlando NBC affiliate WESH, has gone national, but not for his reporting.

Orlando Sentinel TV critic Hal Boedeker reports, Ridley appears in a Bud Light commercial. A quick check of his twitter feed @mrlarryridley also tells TVSpy, Ridley has a role as a pregame and halftime show announcer in EA Sports video game “Madden NFL 15.”

Sources close to Ridley tell TVSpy Bob Longo, the previous news director, gave Ridley the OK to appear in both the spot and the video game. Longo tells TVSpy, “There was no permission given, verbal or written, to do any commercial.”

We asked WESH GM Jim Carter for comment, but haven’t heard back. We will update when we do. Read more

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On the Move, 6/7/12

John Schriffen joins ABC News as a New York-based correspondent. He was previously a general assignment reporter for WRC in Washington, DC.

Robert Moses signs on as a full-time general assignment reporter at WNYW in New York City. Previously, he was a reporter at KSTP in Minneapolis.

Former Fox Sports Ohio anchor Dionne Miller joins WFLD in Chicago as weekend sports anchor.  Read more

Larry Ridley Joining WESH as Sports Director

Larry Ridley has landed a job as sports director at WESH in Orlando.

Ridley is moving to Orlando from Boston, where he worked as a sports anchor and reporter for NBC-affiliate WHDH.  Ridley left WHDH last month after the station decided not to renew his contract.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Ridley said this week about his new job.  “I’m definitely looking forward to the warmer temperatures.”

Final details of the agreement are still being worked out but he will likely appear during WESH’s weeknight newscasts.  A father of four, Ridley is happy that his new job will allow him to spend weekends with his kids.