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Viva Las Vegas: Former Orlando Anchor’s New Job Revealed

In CBS, Florida, FOX, Hirings, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Cale Ramaker (Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel)

By the end of July, Sin City will have a new morning anchor team featuring former Orlando anchorman Cale Ramaker.

Ramaker, who worked at FOX affiliate WOFL for the last seven years, will anchor the morning show from 4 to 7 a.m. at KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas.

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Florida Anchor Shows Up In Several TV Dramas

In Florida, FOX, Ft. Myers-Naples on June 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

Amy Wegmann (Courtesy: Twitter)

WFTX anchor Amy Wegmann may have taken a temporary break from the news business due to her husband running for political office, but she’s still showing up occasionally on television sets across the nation.

And no, we’re not talking about campaign ads.

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New Partnership Unites FOX O&Os and AccuWeather

In Affiliate Issues, Florida, FOX, Gainesville, Memphis, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Partnerships, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Tennessee, Weather on June 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

Eleven markets (four in South TV News’ coverage area) with FOX owned-and-operated affiliates will soon have another tool in their arsenal in terms of weather coverage: AccuWeather.

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Former Ft. Myers Reporter Heads To Baltimore

In ABC, Florida, FOX, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings, NBC on June 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

Paul Gessler (Courtesy: WBBH-TV)

Reporter Paul Gessler has left the Sunshine State, where he spent more than two years at WZVN-WBBH in Ft. Myers.

A tweet from Gessler’s Twitter account states his new employer is WBFF, the FOX station in Baltimore, Md. The new job puts Gessler a few places shy of a top 25 market and closer to home.

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Tri-Cities Veteran GM Snagged By Competing Station

In CBS, FOX, Hirings, NBC, Tennessee, Tri-Cities-TN-VA on June 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Jack Dempsey (Courtesy: TVSpy)

Jack Dempsey, president and general manager for WJHL in Tri-Cities, Tenn.-Va., will soon be working for the competition.

Dempsey has been named the VP/GM for WCYB/WEMT, owned by Bonten Media Group.

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Orlando Evening Anchor Leaves After May Sweeps

In Florida, FOX, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Cale Ramaker (Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel)

Cale Ramaker, who spent the last seven years at FOX affiliate WOFL as an anchor, is no longer employed by the station.

The decision comes at the end of the May ratings period, where the FOX affiliate came in fourth.

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Former Miami Weekend Anchor Slides Down A Few Markets To Grab Orlando Anchoring Gig

In Florida, FOX, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

LuAnne Sorrell (Courtesy: WSVN)

LuAnne Sorrell, former WSVN reporter and weekend morning anchor, has accepted a job at WOFL, the FOX affiliate in Orlando.

Sorrell had spent the last seven years at the Miami FOX affiliate as a reporter on “Today in Florida.”

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May Sweeps: WREG Edges Out WMC In Almost Every Time Slot

In ABC, CBS, FOX, Memphis, NBC, Ratings, Raycom, Tennessee on June 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

WREG snagged first in nearly every time slot for the May ratings period. Photo Courtesy: The Telegraph

Okay, so it wasn’t as much of a photo finish as this representation would have you believe.

But Memphis, Tenn., CBS affiliate WREG can easily claim ratings supremacy for the May ratings period.

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Former Miami Anchor Hired In Tampa “To Help” In Ratings War

In CBS, Florida, FOX, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa-St. Petersburg on May 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

Charles Billi (Courtesy: Twitter)

Charles Billi, former Miami news anchor, has now taken a job at Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., CBS affiliate WTSP.

Billi left WSVN in 2011 with 12 years under his belt, saying he wanted to pursue other opportunities.

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Florida Panhandle Station Axes Eight Employees

In Alabama, Birmingham, Dothan, Editor's Desk, Firings, Florida, FOX, Layoffs, Panama City, Raycom on May 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

In the latest round of broadcast television cuts, eight people have been laid off from Panama City, Fla., FOX affiliate WPGX.

Raycom Media, which owns the station, initiated the cuts in a downsizing move, according to the Panama City News Herald.

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