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WATCH: ‘I Got News For You!’ Woman Attacks Orlando TV Crews

An unidentified woman who chased WESH reporter Greg Fox was caught twice yesterday: once on camera and once by Orlando police who subdued her with pepper spray.

The Orlando NBC affiliate said the crews on scene didn’t know why she went after them. In the video, Fox can be heard saying he is running away as the woman stalks him.

Orlando police, who were investigating the shooting of a fellow officer nearby, responded quickly. But not before the woman hit a news van and yelled, “I got news for you.” She then punched a cameraman who ran over to check on a camera she had just knocked down.

WESH reports the woman was taken for a mental health evaluation. No one was injured in the incident.

‘Not Guilty’ Verdict in Zimmerman Trial: Orlando Stations Ready for Coverage

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 9:48.36 with Lauren Rowe, Tony Pipitone and legal analyst Eric DuBois from outside the courthouse telling viewers a verdict had been reached. Next up was FOX owned station WOFL at 9:49.11 with word of activity in the courthouse.

ABC affiliate WFTV and NBC affiliate WESH were one second apart with ABC breaking into network show “666 Park Avenue” at 9:50.02 with legal analyst Bill Sheaffer and Greg Warmoth. The pair told viewers the Seminole County Justice Center had tweeted confirmation a verdict had been reached. Jim Payne from WESH broke in solo tossing, as all the stations did, to the live feed of the courtroom and the reading of the verdict by the jury.

George Zimmerman Trial Ratings: WFTV, WOFL On Top in Orlando

Extensive coverage of the George Zimmerman trial has given Orlando stations — and their cable news counterparts — a ratings boost. Zimmerman is on trial in Sanford, Fla. for second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

For the seven days of trial coverage from June 24 to July 2, ABC affiliate WFTV led the way in Total Viewers and households, delivering a 1.8 rating / 8.4 share and a 3.5 rating / 9.5 share, respectively. Fox O&O WOFL topped the competition in the A25-54 demographic with a 1.6 rating / 9.4 share. WOFL also leads in the A18-34 and A18-49 demographics.

All four stations are seeing ratings rise as the trial goes on, especially among younger viewers. For the same seven-day period from June 24 to July 2, WOFL was up +64% in the A25-54 demographic. WFTV was up +25%, while NBC affiliate WESH was up +20% and CBS affiliate WKMG was up +17%.

Ratings are after the jump. Read more

Rikki Klaus to Join WESH

The Orlando Sentinel reports, Rikki Klaus will join Orlando NBC affiliate WESH.

Klaus last worked as a reporter for WPTV in West Palm Beach. She will join WESH in two weeks on Monday, July 15.

She was the second runner-up to Miss Florida in 2008 and was Miss Teen Florida in 2006 and has also worked as a reporter and anchor at WHNT in Huntsville, AL.

Barbara Maushard Expands Role as Hearst Television’s VP of News

Hearst Television’s Barbara Maushard is adding to her duties as vice president of news.

Maushard will oversee Hearst’s corporate news efforts, a role that was previously held by Brian Bracco. In November, Bracco was named general manager of KSHB in Kansas City.

Maushard has served in her current role since 2008. Before that, she was news director at three Hearst properties: WESH in Orlando, WISN in Milwaukee and KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith, Ark.

“Barb has served with distinction at several Hearst stations, leading award-winning news teams,” Hearst Television chairman and CEO David J. Barrett said in a statement. “Her dedication to quality and excellence in local journalism has been instrumental in the success our stations have had in serving their local audiences.”

Casey Anthony’s Lawyer Wants to Depose WESH and WFTV Reporters

Charles Greene, the attorney for Casey Anthony, has filed notice he wants to depose Kathi Belich, a reporter for the Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV, and Michelle Meredith, a reporter for the Orlando NBC affiliate WESH, in a defamation suit against Anthony.

Anthony is being sued for defamation by Zenaida Gonzalez who claims her reputation was ruined when Anthony blamed the disappearance of her daughter, Caylee, on a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez. Read more

Marina Marraco to Join WESH Morning Newscast

Marina Marraco will join Orlando NBC affiliate WESH later this month, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Marraco comes from WVEN, the Univision affiliate in Daytona Beach, where she has been a reporter and anchor since 2010. She has also worked as a Florida correspondent for Univision.

Her first day at WESH, where she will work for the weekday morning newscast, will be October 22.

WESH Hires Travell Eiland as Reporter

Travell Eiland will be joining Orlando’s NBC affiliate, WESH, as a reporter, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Eiland has been a morning anchor for WAPT in Jackson, MS for a little more than a year.  Both WESH and WAPT are Hearst owned stations.

Eiland, who joins WESH in two weeks, previously worked in Las Vegas, Sarasota, FL and Decatur, IL.

Meteorologist Eric Burris Joins Orlando’s WESH

Eric Burris will be joining Orlando’s WESH as the weekend meteorologist, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Burris comes to the NBC affiliate from its Hearst-owned sister station WPBF in West Palm Beach.  The Sentinel posted a memo to staffers from news director Bob Longo who said,

“Eric is a familiar face to many of us here at WESH. He’s been with our sister Hearst station WPBF in West Palm since 2006 and filled in here at WESH during 2007 and 2008. Eric is a terrific scientist with easy on-air skills and top-notch weather graphics abilities.”

Burris starts at WESH the week of October 22 which is in one month.

WESH Reports on Bear That Broke Into Anchor Martha Sugalski’s House

Orlando local stations have had some trouble with bears recently. A few weeks ago, a bear found its way into WOFL reporter Holly Bristow‘s stand-up location (while she was reporting on, yes, bears) and this week, a bear broke into WESH anchor Martha Sugalski‘s house.

WESH reporter Dave McDaniel reported on the incident at Sugalski’s house last night (video above). “When I saw it, I yelled at it, and it did turn and run the other direction,” Sugalski’s husband said.

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