Local 6 wins appeal to air Guetzloe files

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A week later than planned, WKMG on Monday night was able to air a report relating to "The Guetzloe Files." Those are the documents that once belonged to political consultant Doug Guetzloe — files handed over to Local 6’s Tony Pipitone from a man who bought them from a storage facility after Guetzloe didn’t pay his bill. Guetzloe went to court to block the story — and succeeded until WKMG won an appeal on Monday. So, after all the hub-bub, what did the files show? That Guetzloe accepted money from Casselberry strip clubs to try to keep anti-strip club commissioners from being elected in the city. Guetzloe has denied ever accepting such money — but Pipitone produced the canceled checks to prove it and an interview with a strip club owner who confirmed the whole thing. More to come, we’re told. …


Congrats to a former O-Town TV couple on their latest production. Kim Dean, formerly of WKMG, and Penn Holderness, the former Fox 35 sports guy, are the proud parents of Lola Zelle, their first child. She was born last Wednesday. Dean now works for Inside Edition and Holderness for HGTV. Details here

NewsBlues.com reports that Kirsten Wolff, longtime executive producer at Hearst-Argyle’s KCRA-3 in Sacramento, and her husband Frank, assignment manager at the station, are coming East to H-A sister station WESH. Kirsten will become assistant ND — a position held not too long ago at WESH by Anzio Williams, who was just named ND at KCRA. It’s a small world after all. …

WFTV held a tornado recovery effort over the weekend and is seeking to help prevent future storm-related tragedies. It’s working with Publix to make weather alert radios available for $29.99. WFTV even has a video on its site from chief met Tom Terry showing how to properly set the radios for storm alarms.

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