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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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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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New Reporter Advances in Florida TV By Heading North

In Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on May 28, 2012 at 8:30 am

Stephanie Kolp (Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel)

Stephanie Kolp’s new job keeps her in Florida, but she’s moving up to a Top 25 market in the process. Kolp currently works as a reporter for WBBH, the NBC affiliate in Ft. Myers.

As of next month, though, she’ll be working in Orlando for WESH-TV.

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West Palm Beach Station Hires New Weekend Meteorologist

In Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Weather, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on May 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

Bay Scroggins (Courtesy: Twitter)

Bay Scroggins, a former meteorologist at WeatherNation TV in Minneapolis, has started work at West Palm Beach, Fla., NBC affiliate WPTV.

According to his station bio, Scroggins started at the station last month. He will serve as the weekend morning meteorologist.

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Former Tallahassee Anchor Makes Move To Tampa

In ABC, Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Gainesville, Hirings, Tallahassee-Thomasville, Tampa-St. Petersburg on May 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

Anne Imanuel (Courtesy: Bay News 9)

Anne Imanuel, former evening anchor at WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Fla., has snagged a job at Bay News 9 in Tampa.

According to her biography on the station’s website, Imanuel is a web anchor/reporter for the independent station, posting reports every weeknight.

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Ft. Myers Grabs Former ND For Assignment Editor Spot

In Florida, FOX, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings on May 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

John Rinkenbaugh (Courtesy: Twitter)

John Rinkenbaugh, former news director in Topeka, has been hired at WFTX-TV in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Industry firm Rick Gevers reports Rinkenbaugh’s also been an ND in Paducah, Ky., and Fargo, N.D.

Congrats on the new job!

Ft. Myers Station Gains Three New Reporters

In ABC, CBS, Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings on May 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

Stephanie Susskind (Courtesy: WINK-TV)

Three reporters have been hired for CBS affiliate WINK-TV in the Ft. Myers-Naples market: Stephanie Susskind, Sarah Robarge and Kristen Skovira.

The News-Press reports Susskind has already started. She previously worked at WMAZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Macon, Ga., and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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Legendary Weatherman Celebrates 30 Years in Southwest Florida

In CBS, Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Weather on May 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

Jim Farrell (Courtesy: WINK-TV)

Meteorologist Jim Farrell has recently hit a bit of a milestone for those who work in television news: he’s been working in local TV for 30 years.

News-Press.com reports Farrell was originally hired at WBBH-TV in 1982 and moved to WINK-TV a decade later. He’s been there ever since and has held the position of chief meteorologist for at least the last decade.

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Parent Company of Ft. Myers Station Sees Increase in TV Revenue Partly From Retrans Fees

In Florida, FOX, Ft. Myers-Naples, Retransmission on May 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Media conglomerate Journal Communications reported a 7.5 percent increase in its first quarter revenue from television stations in the period that ended March 25.

That’s a $2 million increase over last year, according to TVNewsCheck.com.

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Report Claims Former Ft. Myers Anchor Will Return to Florida

In ABC, Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings, NBC on May 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

Krista Fogelsong (Courtesy: News-Press)

Former Ft. Myers anchorwoman Krista Fogelsong may be returning to the city soon, according to rumblings from unidentified sources at WBBH, the NBC affiliate in Ft. Myers.

The News-Press reports Fogelsong will leave WBND in South Bend, Ind., sometime within the next three weeks (after May ratings).

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