The newscast will replace “The Dr. Oz Show,” which will shift an hour earlier to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Steve Harvey’s program, which airs at 3 p.m., will move to the 9 a.m. timeslot, replacing Jeff Probst‘s canceled talk show.
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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 deputies wielding tasers. A local police detective, who was struck in the head during the fight, told WFTV reporter Kathi Belich that in 17 years on the job, he has never seen an incident like the brawl that took place Monday (video inside). Read more
Jorge Estevez is leaving Miami and going back to Orlando.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring Jorge back to Central Florida,” WFTV-WRDQ vice president and general manager Shawn Bartelt said, announcing the move. “I am sure that our viewers who remember Jorge will share our excitement when he is back on our air this summer.” Read more
Opsahl, who began his career at the ABC affiliate in 1978, will still anchor the station’s 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. broadcasts. He told The Orlando Sentinel‘s Hal Boedeker he was looking forward to the better hours. “After more than 25 years of working a night-side schedule, I’m pretty excited about having my nights open,” Opsahl said.
So what’s next for the evening news at WFTV?
Josh Benson will join longtime anchor Martie Salt, said news director Bob Jordan. “There comes a time when you have to prepare for the long-term future,” he said. “We don’t want to do it all at once or precipitously.”