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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Louisiana Authorities Take Aim at New Orleans Reporter’s Photo

In First Amendment, FOX, Louisiana, New Orleans on March 2, 2012 at 9:56 am

The photo of Lee Zurik used as target practice by authorities. (Courtesy: WVUE)

Using bullets instead of words, deputies in St. Bernard Parish refined their shooting and took aim at WVUE reporter Lee Zurik’s photo.

The discovery of the photo being used for target practice came after a voter fraud investigation by Zurik that involved some members of law enforcement.

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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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