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Matt Horn begins today at Capitol News Service, where he will cover political news for ten local stations in Florida.
Horn comes from Wichita, where he was Salina bureau chief and general assignment reporter at KSNW. In his new role, he will be based in Tallahassee.
Capitol News Service provides political reporting to several national outlets, as well as WFLA in Tampa, WTVJ in Miami, WFTV in Orlando, WINK in Fort Myers, WPTV in West Palm Beach, WCJB in Gainesville, WCTV in Tallahassee, WJHG in Panama City, WEAR in Pensacola and WJXT in Jacksonville.
Maliska comes to WGXA, a Fox-affiliate owned by Frontier Broadcast Holdings that also broadcasts ABC programming on a digital subchannel, from WJHG in Panama City Beach, FL, where he has served as news director since last summer.
Before joining WOFL, Maliska worked as news director at Indianapolis’s WXIN.
Sources confirm that Wildman, who joined the NBC-affiliate in December, has been let go. Florida News Center has more details on the ouster:
Wildman had several angry out bursts towards staff, during last weeks Friday morning newscasts. Wildman was relieved of his duties, yesterday during the 5pm newscast. No other reason was given for his sudden departure from the station.
Wildman joined the station on December 6th. He had previously worked as news director for WMGT in Macon, GA.
A school board meeting in Panama City, FL unexpectedly became the lead story for WMBB and WJHG on Tuesday when a local man disrupted the proceedings and pulled a gun on the board members. Clay Duke, whose wife had apparently been fired from her job with the district, calmly entered the afternoon meeting, drawing a “V” on the wall with red spray paint before pointing a handgun at the board.
ABC-affiliate WMBB and NBC-affiliate WJHG regularly attend the twice-monthly Bay District school board meeting but the usual coverage of staffing and budget decisions quickly became a chilling story about one man’s desperate confrontation with the five-member board. WMBB reporter Nadeen Yanes and WJHG reporter David E. Demarest were on-hand as Duke commandeered the meeting.
After having a surprisingly calm conversation with the board, Duke began firing random shots in the direction of the panel. At that point, security guard Mike Jones, a retired Panama City detective, opened fire on Duke. After exchanging shots with Jones, Duke shot himself. No one was seriously injured in the altercation and Duke’s vendetta ended in only one death–his own.
Here’s the chilling video… Read more