WFTV anchors, reporters move on up

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Some midweek quick hits for you:

Cynthia Demos, the latest anchor or reporter to depart WFTV, says the reason is simple: “When you work at Channel 9, other stations recruit you,” Demos said. “They know if you can work for Bob Jordan and succeed, you must be good at your job.” The Orlando Sentinel reports on how WFTV has become a feeder station for larger markets. Read all about it here. …

Over at WESH, the latest to leave the station is meteorologist Leslie Hudson, who won’t be coming back from maternity leave. So, why are so many folks leaving Channel 2? GM Bill Bauman answers here. ….

Have you noticed the new traffic graphics on WFTV’s Eyewitness News in the morning? It’s the new 3D “Beat the Traffic” system from a Campbell, Calif., company. You can read more about the system here. …

LATV, the Latin-themed programming that WKMG runs on its 6.2 digital subchannel, has a new fall lineup. Among the new shows: the animated “Homies,” based on the worldwide figurine phenomenon created by Dave Gonzales. Read about that here.

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