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Morning Anchor Lisa Spooner Leaving WFTX

Morning anchor Lisa Spooner is leaving WFTX, the Fox-affiliate in Fort Myers, according to the News-Press.

Spooner, who joined WFTX in 2011, will anchor her last newscast this Wednesday.

“It was a very tough decision to leave Fox4,” Spooner said. “I love the people here and I will miss working with them. You won’t … find a friendlier newsroom who genuinely cares about each other and wants to see their co-workers succeed … both personally and professionally.”

The News-Press reports Spooner will be moving to another television station outside of the Fort Myers market. On WFTX, weekend anchor Mike Brooks will fill in on the morning newscast until a permanent replacement is named.

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On the Move, 1/27/11

Brian Taff, reporter for WPVI in Philadelphia has been promoted to be the station’s 4:00 co-anchor.  Prior to WPVI, Brian was the host and moderator of “Capital Tonight” as well as anchor and reporter at Capital News 9 in Albany, NY.

Rosemary Orozco has recently joined KTVU in San Francisco as weekend meteorologist.  She’s a California native and was previously the morning meteorologist at KTXL in Sacramento.

Iain Page, who recently joined KPRC in Houston, has already been promoted to the noon and 4:00 weekday slot.  Prior to KPRC Iain was a host for The Golf Channel, as well as ESPN, and a former lawyer for the SEC.

Lisa Spooner is the new morning anchor at WFTX in Ft Myers.  Lisa spent the last four years as a main and morning anchor at KYTX in Tyler, TX.

Keli Fulton was recently named noon anchor and reporter for WPTV in West Palm Beach.  She is very excited to focus on news full time. She moves to West Palm from WDSU in New Orleans where she worked as a news and sports anchor/reporter.
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With Anchor Lisa Spooner, Cape Coral’s WFTX Adds Extra Hour to Morning Newscast

WFTX in Cape Coral, FL will add an extra hour to the front of its morning newscast beginning in January.  Unlike many stations around the country, though, the Journal Broadcast-owned Fox-affiliate will not be expanding its newscast to 4:30 a.m. Instead WFTX has opted for a more humane 5:00 a.m. start time.

Earlier this month, WFTX added Lisa Spooner (left), who’s known for being somewhat of a morning news specialist.  She will head up the station’s new 5:00 a.m. newscast, drawing on her experience as an anchor and managing editor for KYTX‘s morning news show in Tyler, TX and as a guest host for Acme Communications’ syndicated morning show “The Daily Buzz.”

“We are very excited to have someone of Lisa’s energy, warmth and experience on the ‘Fox 4 Rising’ anchor desk,” said Eric Maze, WFTX’s news director.
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On the Move, 12/15/10

Elizabeth Hopkins is the newest member of WFXT’s morning team. Hopkins joined the Boston Fox-affiliate as a reporter earlier this month. Previously, she was a morning anchor for WPRI in Providence.

Syed Shabbir joins Cincinnati’s WCPO as a reporter. He comes from KTKA in Topeka, KS.

Lisa Spooner is set to become the new anchor of WFTX’s morning newscast. She comes to the Cape Coral/Fort Myers Fox-affiliate from KYTX in Tyler, TX, where she was a morning anchor.

Emily Dishnow joins Cape Coral/Fort Myers Fox-affiliate WFTX as a weekend anchor. She moves to Southwest Florida from Oak Hill, WV, where she worked as an anchor for ABC-affiliate WOAY.

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