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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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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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Big Apple Talent Comes to Miami Station as Morning Anchor

In CBS, Florida, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale on February 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

Rhiannon Ally (Courtesy: Miami Herald)

Rhiannon Ally, a former news personality at WCBS in New York City, was named morning anchor at Miami, Fla., CBS affiliate WFOR last week.

She started her new gig at the Florida O&O yesterday (Monday).

The Miami Herald reports she’ll co-anchor the morning newscast with Jawan Strader.

But why is it such an interesting hire?

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Reporter at Miami Fox Affiliate Scores Job With CNN Newsource

In Florida, FOX, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale on January 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

René Marsh (Courtesy: WSVN)

René Marsh, a reporter for Miami Fox affiliate WSVN, will become a national correspondent for CNN Newsource, a division of the cable news juggernaut that supplies stories for participating affiliate stations nationwide.

A release on CNN Press Room (the PR arm of the network) reports Marsh will be stationed primarily in Washington, DC, but will report in locations throughout the U.S. She had previously worked more than four years in Miami and served as an investigative reporter and weekend anchor at Albany, N.Y., station WRGB.

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Sunbeam Stations Reach Transmission Agreement With DirecTV In Time For Super Bowl

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC, Retransmission on January 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

Two stations which have been in contract disputes with satellite provider DirecTV since Jan. 13 will now be carried, just in time for Super Bowl XLVI.

WHDH-TV in Boston and WSVN in Miami are owned by Sunbeam Television Corporation.

On Thursday, WHDH general manager Chris Wayland released a statement.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Florida’s Broadcast Television Markets

In ABC, CBS, CW, Florida, FOX, Ft. Myers-Naples, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Mobile-Pensacola, MyTV, NBC, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Panama City, Tallahassee-Thomasville, Tampa-St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on January 26, 2011 at 5:48 am

The Sunshine State certainly has its share of TV stations/personnel. Along with California and Texas, it has more media markets than any other state in the U.S.: ten in all.

  • At the top of the list, Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota), ranked #13 from this year’s Nielsen compilation. Stations include:  WFLA (NBC), WTSP (CBS), WTVT (FOX), WFTS (ABC) and Bay News 9 (IND). Both WTVT and WFLA compete heavily for the number one newscast in the Tampa market. All major affiliates have high-definition newscasts.
  • Second in line: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, at 16th. Stations include: WFOR (CBS), WTVJ (NBC), WSVN (FOX), WPLG (ABC) and WSFL (CW). All major affiliates’ newscasts are broadcast in high definition.
  • The state’s third Top 25-rated market is Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, at #18. Stations in this market include: WESH (NBC), WKMG (CBS), WFTV (ABC), WRDQ (IND), WOFL (FOX) and Central Florida News 13 (IND). Though heated, WFTV typically wins the ratings war in central Florida. Only WKMG’s newscasts are not in high definition, instead broadcasting in 16:9 standard definition.
  • West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce is #38 on the list, according to Nielsen. Stations in this market include: WPTV (NBC), WPEC (CBS), WPBF (ABC), WFLX (FOX), WTVX (CW) and WTCN (MyTV). WPTV regularly wins the ratings war as the highest-rated station in the market.  All stations air newscasts in high definition.
  • Jacksonville follows the list at #48, the fifth Top 50 market in the state of Florida. Stations here include: WJXT (independent), WTLV (NBC), WCWJ (CW), WJXX (ABC), WAWS (FOX) and WTEV (CBS).  WJXT has consistently been first in the ratings war since 2008. All stations have newscasts in high definition.
  • Next on the list is a market that is shared with south Alabama: Mobile-Pensacola (Ft. Walton Beach). The hyphenated market ranks 59th among Nielsen markets nationwide. Stations include: WEAR (ABC), WKRG (CBS), WALA (FOX), WPMI (NBC) WFGX (MyTV) and WFNA (CW). All stations air newscasts in high definition.
  • Slide down three spots, and you come to Ft. Myers-Naples, #62. Stations in this market include: WINK (CBS), WBBH (NBC), WZVN (ABC), WFTX (FOX) and WXCW (CW). WINK has been the dominant ratings leader in the area for decades. Only WFTX does not air newscasts in high definition.
  • Tallahassee-Thomasville shares its market with southeastern Georgia. It’s market No. 106, according to Nielsen statistics. Stations in this market include: WCTV (CBS), WSWG (MyTV), WTLF (CW), WTXL (ABC), WTWC (NBC) and WTLH (FOX). WCTV, WSWG and WTXL broadcast newscasts in high definition.
  • Panama City comes in at No. 154 in the Nielsen rankings. Stations here include: WTVY (CBS), WJHG (NBC), WMBB (ABC) and WPGX (FOX). WTVY leads the ratings war because of a larger coverage area. None of the stations in this market airs high-definition newscasts; WJHG airs newscasts in 16:9 enhanced standard definition.
  • Gainesville is the last market in Florida, at #162. Stations include: WNBW (NBC), WCJB (ABC), WMYG (MyTV), WOGX (FOX) and WGFL (CBS). WCJB leads the market in ratings. WCJB, WNBW, WGFL and WMYG have newscasts airing in high-definition; all of the newscasts are produced by the Independent News Network based in Davenport, Iowa.

(Above updated February 1, 2015)

That covers another one of several states we’ll be covering. If you work for one of these affiliates and have news about new hires, on-air graphic updates, HD overhauls, or anything that would be of interest to this local news blog, please let us know.. I’m not necessarily talking about station gossip, but that works, too. If someone uttered a profane word on-air, for example, that’d be something. Station sales, downsizing, things like that are also newsworthy. You can do so anonymously, of course, but have to prove you work for the station in question for credibility purposes by sending us an email to southtvnewser@gmail.com.