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WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmo... Show more »
WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols. Previous anchors included Bob Jordan, Carole Nelson, John Tesh and Deborah Roberts. « Show less

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  • WFTV wins October ratings race; ABC lineup is tops

     
    Breaking news: WFTV-Channel 9 was the big winner in October news ratings. The ABC affiliate won at 11 p.m., held off WESH-Channel 2 at 5 p.m. and†emerged as the clear leader†in the morning. The October ratings period ended Wednesday; the November sweeps...
  • Brian Monahan leaving WFTV for Seattle, Bob Jordan

     
    Bob Jordan may be gone, but he still has pull. The former WFTV-Channel 9 news director, who is now at KIRO in Seattle, has lured meteorologist Brian Monahan to join him there. “I've loved living in Florida the last almost seven years (five in Fort...
  • Daralene Jones leaving WFTV for Philadelphia station

     
    Daralene Jones, a top reporter at WFTV-Channel 9 on the Trayvon Martin story, is departing the station next month. She will be a reporter at WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia, the No. 4 TV market. Jones worked for five years at ABC affiliate...
  • Kevin Oliver leaving WFTV for Sacramento

     
    Veteran reporter Kevin Oliver is departing WFTV-Channel 9 to head home to California and report for KCRA, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento. Oliver, who just turned 40, logged nearly 12 years in the Orlando TV market. He was at Central Florida News 13...
  • WFTV cleans up in November sweeps

     
    The folks at WFTV-Channel 9†can start spreading the news: †They were the big winners in the November ratings period known as sweeps. WFTV†said it had won†every news time slot†in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most crucial to news advertisers.†The...
  • Gov. Rick Scott talks to News 13; WFTV focuses on Osceola County

     
    Gov. Rick Scott talks to the media Thursday in Miami. Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: In local public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Gov. Rick Scott is a guest on “Political Connections,” which airs at...
  • Grassy knollery rears head in Zimmerman trial

     
    Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump is now contending that Zimmerman fired more than one shot. Meanwhile, from the Twitter feed this morning of WFTV reporter Kathi Belic who is in court The state just said the facts show an equal......
  • Casey Anthony's probation hearing Q&A

    Casey Anthony's probation hearing Q&A
    Chief Judge Belvin Perry is set Friday to hear Casey Anthony's emergency motion to "quash, vacate and set aside" fellow Judge Stan Strickland's amended order regarding the young woman's probation status. Perry may decide whether the 25-year-old should...
  • Casey Anthony trial: Prosecution, defense get last chance to make their case

    Casey Anthony trial: Prosecution, defense get last chance to make their case
    When jurors hear closing arguments Sunday in the Casey Anthony murder trial, they will be reminded that the attorneys' presentations are not evidence — and not the facts the panel must rely upon to render its verdict. Yet trial attorneys maintain...
  • Long-awaited opening statements in Casey Anthony trial begin today

    Long-awaited opening statements in Casey Anthony trial begin today
    Casey Anthony's story may well be among the most documented, analyzed and commented on murder cases ever. But amid all the noise and speculation, another person central to this case is often forgotten: Caylee Marie. Nearly three years after Caylee's...
  • Verdict boosts standing of Casey Anthony lawyer Jose Baez

    Verdict boosts standing of Casey Anthony lawyer Jose Baez
    Several months ago, one of Josť Baez's most articulate critics wondered whether he would have a "My Cousin Vinny" moment at trial. The reference to the 1992 Joe Pesci movie was amusing but poignant, too: The comedy explored how a rookie defense lawyer...
  • Experts predict prosecution, defense strategies for Anthony trial

    Experts predict prosecution, defense strategies for Anthony trial
    Blame it on the nanny. Blame it on the meter reader. Blame Caylee Marie's disappearance and death on someone, anyone other than her mother. In the nearly three years it took to get here — opening statements in Casey Anthony's trial are scheduled...