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West Palm Beach Stations Get Former Jacksonville ND

In Florida, FOX, Gannett, Hirings, Mobile-Pensacola, NBC, Raycom, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on May 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

Current WPTV Logo

Michael Garber will be the next news director for WPTV-WFLX, NBC and FOX stations respectively, in the West Palm Beach, Fla., market.

TV News Check reports he will replace Jeff Brogan, who was bumped up to a senior management position at E.W. Scripps in Cincinnati.

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New Orleans Traffic Reporter Comes Back Home To Florida

In ABC, Alabama, CBS, Florida, FOX, Hirings, Louisiana, Mobile-Pensacola, New Orleans on May 11, 2012 at 9:32 am

Christina Leavenworth (Courtesy: WEAR-TV)

Florida native Christina Leavenworth has landed back in her home state after a stint at WWL-TV in New Orleans. Leavenworth was the morning traffic reporter there.

WEAR-TV–the ABC affiliate for the Mobile, Ala.,-Pensacola, Fla., market–has given her a weekend anchor and reporter position, hiring the Niceville native last week.

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Mobile FOX Station Gets New VP

In Alabama, CW, Florida, FOX, Hirings, LIN Media, Mobile-Pensacola, Promotions on May 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

WALA

WALA-WFNA has a new vice president and general manager: Gary Yoder.

He started at the LIN Media-owned duopoly for the Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., market on May 3.

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Former Pensacola Morning Anchor Gets Big Market Jump

In ABC, Alabama, CBS, Florida, Hirings, Mobile-Pensacola, Panama City on May 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

Bree Sison (Courtesy: Facebook)

Bree Sison, former morning anchor and producer for WEAR-TV in the Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla. market, has now begun working at WBZ, the CBS affiliate in Boston. She started last month.

According to the resume on her website, Sison had spent three years at WEAR-TV and another three at WMBB-TV in Panama City, Fla., working her way up from reporter to morning anchor.

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Two Mobile-Pensacola Stations Take HD Plunge

In Alabama, Florida, FOX, HD, Mobile-Pensacola, NBC, Overhauls, Upgrades on May 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

New WPMI-TV Set (Courtesy: Facebook)

Although Mobile-Pensacola FOX affiliate WALA-TV has been enjoying its new HD transition and set design since April 21, competitor WPMI has become the last station in this market to make the switch as well, debuting its high-definition newscasts and sparkling set over the weekend.

Both WALA and NBC affiliate WPMI got complete set makeovers as well, with new graphics packages and control rooms to boot.

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Cable Company Says FOX Forced Them to Drop Affiliate From South Mississippi Lineup

In ABC, Affiliate Issues, Alabama, Biloxi-Gulfport, CBS, Florida, FOX, LIN Media, Mississippi, Mobile-Pensacola on April 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

After Tuesday, April 3, Cable One subscribers in Mobile, Ala., will no longer receive WALA-TV on their lineup, but it’s not the cable company’s fault.

That’s what a representative said in a release sent to the Sun Herald newspaper Friday.

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Mobile Station Upgrading Studio for HD Plunge

In Alabama, Florida, HD, Mobile-Pensacola, Upgrades on March 19, 2012 at 11:41 am

New Set for WALA-TV in Mobile-Pensacola (Courtesy: NewscastStudio)

Mobile-Pensacola FOX affiliate, WALA will soon celebrate two new changes to its newscast operations: a new studio and local newscasts in high definition.

Though initially mentioned on the station’s Facebook page earlier this month, NewscastStudio had a posted photo of what viewers can expect.

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LIN TV, Cable Provider Cox Reach Retrans Agreement at 11th Hour

In ABC, Alabama, CBS, COX Communications, CW, Florida, FOX, LIN Media, Mobile-Pensacola, MyTV, NBC, Retransmission on March 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

Mere hours before stations in five states, including Alabama, were slated to disappear from cable provider Cox Communications, a deal was reached to continue programming under a new retransmission agreement.

As we reported last month, the removal of those stations threatened two stations within the South TV News area, Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., FOX affiliate WALA-TV and CW affiliate WFNA-TV.

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LIN TV Will Pull Florida, Rhode Island Stations From Cox Lineup Unless It Gets More Money

In Alabama, CBS, COX Communications, CW, Florida, FOX, LIN Media, Mobile-Pensacola, Retransmission on February 24, 2012 at 4:36 am

LIN Television Corporation will pull four stations from cable provider Cox Communications unless the two can negotiate a new retransmission agreement by March 1.

FierceCable reports the cable company will lose Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., FOX affiliate WALA-TV and CW affiliate WFNA-TV, according to statements already posted to the stations’ websites.

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South Alabama Station’s General Manager Dies Unexpectedly

In Alabama, Florida, Mobile-Pensacola, NBC, Obits on February 9, 2012 at 6:55 am

Bob Dunn (Courtesy: WPMI)

Vice president and general manager Bob Dunn, who began working for the Mobile, Ala., NBC affiliate WPMI-TV less than a year ago, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon.

TVNewser reports the cause of death has not yet been released.

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