WESH’s Marsh goes back to school

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Kathy Marsh, veteran reporter for WESH, has joined Orange County Public Schools as their new senior manager for media relations, the OCPS announced Thursday. Marsh had been with WESH since 1992 — with much of her tenure spent on the education beat. She won numerous awards for her education coverage, and she was featured in a 1998 New York Times story about WESH’s commitment to focus its coverage on education, transportation and the environment.

In other news …

If the iVillage Live folks think leaving Orlando will solve their ratings problems, they may need to think again. Here are a couple of recent articles about the show. This New York Post story says NBC insiders are questioning the exec behind iVillage. This blog post — actually from the iVillage.com site — has an NBC VP saying perhaps more sex talk in Chicago will boost ratings. Uh, yeah. …

Tuesday’s big immigration march in Orlando was peaceful, but it might have been costly to a couple of local station. Police asked O-Town media twice to move their live trucks from Lake Eola. "Per the Commander: PLEASE move the news trucks from inside the rally area of Lake Eola. You may park on Rosalind Ave at Washington and walk to the event and film anywhere you choose," one e-mail to the stations said. According to one reporter on the scene, two stations were ticketed by the cops — and also received a cold shoulder the next day from the PIO. Ouch.

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