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.
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Las Vegas CBS-affiliate KLAS is set to debut a new morning anchor team.
Ramaker comes to KLAS after seven years at WOFL in Orlando, where he anchored the station’s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Khorrami joins the station after anchoring the morning news at KSTU in Salt Lake City. Read more
Broadcasting & Cable reports on a new partnership between Fox Television Stations and AccuWeather that will launch this summer:
Fox said its stations “will offer their local viewers a 24/7 live streaming video weather channel provided by AccuWeather,” while jointly produced and branded content will extend across “virtually all of the stations’ media platforms,” including mobile.
“Weather is one of the most important services our stations provide to their communities and has long been a major focus for FTS,” said Ron Stitt, the group’s vice president of digital media and internet operations. Read more
“We wish Cale the best of luck,” WOFL general manager Dennis Welsh told TVSpy.
Ramaker anchored the 6 p.m. newscast with Sonni Abatta and the 11 p.m. newscast solo. His last day at WOFL was Thursday, which also marked the conclusion of the May sweeps period.
The station is reportedly considering both internal and external candidates for Ramaker’s permanent replacement. In the interim, rotating WOFL anchors and reporters will fill in on the 6 and 11 p.m. newscast.
Sorrell joins WOFL from WSVN, the Fox-affiliate in Miami, where she is the weekend morning anchor. She will co-anchor the 4:30 to 6 a.m. newscast and contribute to the 9 a.m. newscast. Sorrell replaces Heidi Hatch, who left WOFL last year.
Zimmerman has hired Mark O’Mara, a legal analyst for CBS-affiliate WKMG. Zimmerman was dropped as a client on Tuesday by Hal Uhrig, a former WOFL legal analyst, and Craig Sonner. Zimmerman faces a second-degree murder charge.
In a WMKG interview on Tuesday night — before he was hired by Zimmerman — O’Mara said Uhrig’s decision to step down presented a serious challenge in the case. Read more
At the top of its 10 p.m. newscast on Saturday, Orlando Fox O&O WOFL reported that a “civil rights group” was starting to make its presence felt in Sanford, FL, where racial tensions have escalated following the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
WOFL’s labeling of the National Socialist Movement–which has a swastika in its official insignia–as a “civil rights group” has drawn the ire of social affairs activists and bloggers, who believe that the station was negligent in its characterization of the organization. Read more
Uhrig appeared frequently on Orlando Fox O&O WOFL during last year’s Casey Anthony coverage. According to the Orlando Sentinel, he is not a station employee and he will not be contributing to the station in an analyst role until his involvement in the Trayvon Martin case is over. He and Zimmerman’s other attorney, Craig Sonner, appeared together on WOFL’s evening newscast yesterday. Read more
“He emailed me,” Boey told the Orlando Sentinel. “I thought at first, ‘I’m not going to get my hopes up.’ I went and met him in a public place. I asked to see his ID. I asked, ‘Why me?’ He said, ‘Because I trust you.’ He watches us all the time.”
Boey said Robert Zimmerman seemed “very tired, stressed.” Read more