Our summertime series, Blast from the Past, continues with this ad for the Eyewitness News team that first boosted Channel 9 to news dominance in Central Florida. Here you see the promotion for the 5:30 p.m. newscast with anchors Bob Opsahl and Carole Nelson, and then the 6 o’clock team that included (from left) sports director Mike Storms, Nelson, news director/anchor Bob Jordan and weatherman Danny Treanor.
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WFTV-Channel 9’s Eyewitness News has been so dominate for so long, it’s news whenever it doesn’t finish No. 1 in a time period. And that happened, sorta. During October, WESH 2’s Sunrise morning news — … MORE
Longtime O-Town anchor Marla Weech is being laid off from WKMG as the slowing economy starts to takes its toll at Local 6. “I’m being laid off,” she told Orlando Sentinel TV Guy Hal Boedeker … MORE
Some comings and goings in O-Town TV news: Emily Turner is joining WFTV-Channel 9 as a general assignment reporter, beginning in September. Turner is currently at WPMI-NBC 15 in Mobile. She’s originally from Jacksonville, and she attended the … MORE