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Did Meteorologist Quit Florida Station After Being Passed Over For Chief?

In Florida, Leaving the Biz, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Weather on February 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm
Dave Cocchiarella (Courtesy: News13)

Dave Cocchiarella
(Courtesy: News13)

Meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella, a familiar face in many Orlando households for more than a decade, left Central Florida News 13 last week, according to Florida News Center.

The cable-only station, owned by Bright House Networks, released this short statement:

“Dave Cocchiarella chose to no longer be with News 13. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Speculation about why he left continues, though.

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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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Orlando Blog: Florida CBS Affiliate Goes HD

In CBS, Florida, HD, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

For more than two weeks, Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG has been broadcasting newscasts in full high definition.

A reader wrote into Hal Boedeker’s Orlando Sentinel blog to mention the upgrade.

WKMG General Manager Skip Valet confirmed the change. It debuted Saturday, June 2.

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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Two South Florida Stations Getting Studio Facelifts

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC, Overhauls, Upgrades, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on June 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

WPTV Set Construction (Courtesy: Facebook)

WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., and WTVJ in Miami are both undergoing studio set renovations right now.

For WPTV, the change couldn’t come soon enough; SFLTV.com reports the old set had been there since the turn of the millenium.

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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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May Sweeps: WJXT Comes Out Ahead Once Again in Jacksonville

In Florida, Jacksonville, NBC, Ratings on June 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

WJXT

WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Fla., has again won the ratings war, claiming first in every  weekday timeslot for news in the May period.

The independent station led by 7/10 of a ratings point at 5 a.m.; that lead more than doubled to 1.7 points over WTLV at 6 a.m.

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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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