Waldenberger comes to Orlando from Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB.
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According to Yahoo! News, the video above was originally uploaded to youtube when Almodovar left the Orlando ABC affiliate in 2008. Yahoo! spoke to the former reporter after the clip found life again on reddit.com last week.
“I’m not so sure it’s worthy of the attention it has received,” Almodovar, 46, now a marketing brand manager at Florida Hospital in Orlando, told Yahoo News on Monday. “Aside from friends and a few co-workers teasing me about the video, life has been quite ordinary. It’s like bubble gum. People will chew it for a little while, toss it and move on.”
As of this writing, the clip had nearly 736,000 views.
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
“Daralene is an engaging and dynamic reporter,” WCAU vice president of news Anzio Williams said in a statement. “She’ll be an important part of our daily mission to deliver the best breaking news stories and information to our viewers.”
Jones will move to Philadelphia from Orlando, where she has been a general assignment reporter for ABC affiliate WFTV since 2007. She has also worked at WREG in Memphis, WCIA in Champaign and WICS in Springfield.
“I consider Bob a great mentor and friend,” Monahan told the Sentinel. “It was truly a pleasure working for him for a couple of years here and, let’s be honest, when Bob comes calling and says, ‘I want you to come work in Seattle,’ it’s hard to say no! I’m excited to be a part of his new team in Seattle.”
Both KIRO and WFTV are owned by the Cox Media Group. Read more
Vega has joined the public affairs department at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where she will work as manager of media relations. In a statement announcing the hire, DFW Airport vice president of public affairs Mary Jo Polidore said Vega “brings a wealth of outstanding and relevant experience to the Airport.”
Blegen steps into the role formerly held by Matt Parcell, who was promoted to news director at the station last month. At KTVT, Blegen was the executive producer of investigations and special projects.
“We are extremely excited to bring in someone with Lisa’s great investigative and hard news experience,” Parcell said.
The move is a return to Florida for Blegen, who spent 13 years as an investigative and executive producer at WTVT in Tampa before moving to Dallas in 2010.
Benson comes from WFTV, the ABC-affiliate in Orlando, where he spent two years as the station’s evening anchor. At WFOR, he will co-anchor from 5 to 7 a.m. alongside Rhiannon Ally. His first day will be August 27.
“We are very excited to introduce Josh Benson to our viewers,” WFOR news director Liz Roldan said in a statement announcing the hire. “His on-air presence, energy, and journalism skills will make him a great addition to our morning team.”
“It’s not often you get handed the keys to a high performance machine such as the Eyewitness News newsroom,” Parcell said in a statement. “We have a fantastic team of dedicated journalists and I couldn’t be more proud or more humbled to be entrusted to lead this operation.”
Parcell joined WFTV in 1997. Before becoming managing editor, he managed the station’s Special Projects department, which includes WFTV’s investigative and consumer reporting units. Read more
Jordan comes from WFTV in Orlando, where he has been the news director for the last decade. It was Jordan’s second stint as WFTV news director. Both WFTV and KIRO are both owned by Cox Media Group. The move is a return to Seattle for Jordan, who is a former news director at NBC-affiliate KING.
“Great things have followed Bob wherever he’s gone through his successful career,” general manager Jay O’Connor said in a statement announcing the hire. “KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has incredible momentum and we know Bob Jordan is the right individual to lead our great news staff.” Read more