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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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  • Casey Anthony's tears: Sincere emotion or manipulation?

    Casey Anthony's tears: Sincere emotion or manipulation?
    She is like a hurricane. Most of the time, there is a distant calm in Casey Anthony's eyes. On occasion, there is the storm. It is predictable, but its impact unknown. Each time the criminal charges against her were read aloud during jury selection &#...
  • Casey Anthony: Hearing set for March to determine if WFTV reporter, others will testify

    The judge in the Casey Anthony murder case will decide in March whether WFTV-Channel 9 reporter Kathi Belich and other newly announced witnesses will be allowed to testify, according to a court order signed today. Anthony's defense team filed a...
  • Casey Anthony defense explains late witness list

    Casey Anthony defense explains late witness list
    The Casey Anthony defense team filed a motion explaining the late addition of defense witnesses in the high-profile case, including the addition of a WFTV reporter. On Tuesday, the prosecution challenged a defense team's supplemental witness list which...
  • Casey Anthony: WFTV sees 'transparent' motive against Kathi Belich

    Casey Anthony: WFTV sees 'transparent' motive against Kathi Belich
    Would you believe Kathi Belich as a witness for the defense in the Casey Anthony case? Believe. The hard-charging reporter from WFTV-Channel 9 is on a new list of defense witnesses. What does news director Bob Jordan have to say to that? "The station...
  • Casey Anthony: Social media could be 'gigantic' to case

    Casey Anthony: Social media could be 'gigantic' to case
    How big could social media be to the Casey Anthony case? WESH-Channel 2's Bob Kealing asked in a report tonight, because Chief Judge Belvin Perry has ruled that MySpace entries attributed to Anthony are relevant to the case. She is charged with first-...
  • WFTV fights attempt to have reporter testify

    WFTV fights attempt to have reporter testify
    Attorneys for WFTV-Channel 9 have filed a motion to block reporter Kathi Belich from being called as a witness by Casey Anthony's defense team. Belich, who regularly covers the case, has been listed by the defense as a witness for two separate matters....
  • Lawyers: Casey Anthony has grounds to appeal conviction on charges of lying to police

    Lawyers: Casey Anthony has grounds to appeal conviction on charges of lying to police
    Will Casey Anthony — cleared by a jury of killing her daughter — appeal her conviction on charges she lied to deputies who were trying to find her child? There certainly are grounds, said Florida attorneys who have followed the case. Nancy...
  • Get behind the scenes of the Casey Anthony trial

    Get behind the scenes of the Casey Anthony trial
    Join us for an interactive panel discussion with reporters Bianca Prieto, Amy Pavuk, Anthony Colarossi, photographer Red Huber and prominent local attorney and WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer. The panel will be moderated Orlando Sentinel's...
  • Casey Anthony: What was really the elephant in the room?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9's Kathi Belich was reporting that some jurors yawned at Mason. "Mason did what he had to do," said WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer. But WOFL-Channel 35 anchor Bob Frier said that Mason "went on and on and on." WOFL's Shannon...
  • Casey Anthony: Was Jose Baez like the Little Dutch Boy?

     
    WESH-Channel 2 Jim Payne said that Baez seemed sharper and clearer after lunch. WESH legal analyst Jeff Deen agreed that Baez was effective but also needed to get his thoughts organized. "He's got real good points to make," Deen said of Baez. "What he...
  • Casey Anthony: Jose Baez compared to falling window washer

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer was more complimentary and said Baez had fight in him. "Baez keeps getting knocked down and he comes back. He's not a quitter," Sheaffer said. Sheaffer added that Baez was overcoming initial nerves but didn't own...
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton’s closing argument? Brilliant

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis called the closing brilliant and said Ashton was doing a great job. She said the closing argument had organization and drama. He sent the message as "the defense is a big fat liar."...