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  • Casey Anthony: Will she win appeal?

     
    Casey Anthony was back in a big way on Tuesday newscasts, although she was nowhere to be seen. Attorney Lisabeth Fryer argued in the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach that Anthony's four convictions for lying to law enforcement should be...
  • Casey Anthony: First the frenzy, then calm answers

     
    When Casey Anthony came out of hiding Monday, first there was the  frenzy. Then there was the calm at a bankruptcy hearing in Tampa. “She was as calm and cool inside this meeting room … as it was crazy outside during her coming and going,&#...
  • Martha Sugalski shares secrets of anchor desk, weird cravings

     
    WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski was frank, charming and generous about the challenges of having triplets. So I wanted to share more from our interview last week that I couldn't fit into a Sunday story. Sugalski said a wave of nausea could hit her at...
  • WESH changes: Syan Rhodes to 10 p.m.; Meredith McDonough to mornings

     
    WESH-Channel 2 is making major anchor changes, starting Aug. 6. Syan Rhodes will move off mornings and shift to the 10 p.m. newscast on sister station WKCF-Channel 18. Meredith McDonough, who has anchored on weekend evenings, replaces Rhodes as a...
  • WESH: Meredith McDonough moves to mornings Monday

     
      A change in the morning anchor team these days is every bit as important as one in the evening. WESH-Channel 2 makes a big one Monday, and the NBC affiliate has been promoting the switch furiously during the London Olympics. Meredith McDonough, who...
  • July ratings: WESH pleased with depleted numbers

     
    The winners usually supply the main news in the monthly ratings report, and WFTV-Channel 9 continued its winning streak in most time slots (the 5 a.m. hour was an exception). The headline for July, however, is the strong showing by WESH-Channel 2...
  • WESH, bolstered by Olympics, gets ratings gold for August

     
    August has been the best of times for WESH-Channel 2. The Orlando NBC affiliate, which enjoyed a tremendous lift from the Summer Olympics, posted big victories in early and late news. Local stations strive to win the 25-to-54 age group, which is most...
  • WESH anchor Martha Sugalski urged to throw on a thong

     
    Summer winds down, and local television gets a little giddy. How giddy? WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski on Friday afternoon marveled at the stunning view from Daytona Beach in a live shot. Veteran reporter Claire Metz enthusiastically told ...
  • Jeff Ashton and Linda Drane Burdick unveil ‘fire and ice’

     
    Jeff Ashton and Linda Drane Burdick are putting their acts together and taking them to the state attorney's office. And that act could be called “fire and ice,” Ashton said in describing their contrasting personalities. State Attorney-elect...
  • WESH trumpets late, early news victories for September

     
    NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 is claiming victories in late and early news for the September ratings period that ended Wednesday. WESH won in late news last month, thanks to a lift from the Olympic Games in London. WESH got support this month from a strong...
  • Governor Daniels accepts resignation of embattled DCS director

    Governor Daniels accepts resignation of embattled DCS director
    James Payne, director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, has stepped down. Governor Mitch Daniels announced Monday that he accepted Payne's resignation. "It is clear that the story of my family's person circumstances will continue to be public...
  • DCS director resigns amid allegations concerning his son's custody battle

    DCS director resigns amid allegations concerning his son's custody battle
    The Director of the Department of Child Services resigned, suddenly, Monday afternoon after an IndyStar investigation raised ethical questions over whether he should have stepped down, while his son fought a custody battle in court. “We need to...