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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...
  • Trayvon Martin: WESH offers a hopeful conversation about race

     
    Host Jim Payne reminded viewers that when protesters at one rally shouted down Triplett, Congresswoman Corrinne Brown, who is black, demanded that the crowd show him respect. "She did not have to do that ... it was something special to me," Triplett said....
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Where’s WESH on Bright House?

     
    WESH-Channel 2 viewers were stunned to see that the channel isn't on Bright House Networks Tuesday morning. What's up? WESH told readers via its website: “WESH/WKCF's carriage agreement with Bright House expired at 11:59 pm on July 9. Unfortunately,...
  • WESH-Bright House standoff: Pa. station’s owner unhappy

     
    Viewers of WESH-Channel 2 in Orlando continue to see news out of Pennsylvania. WESH is off Bright House Networks as a fee dispute between WESH's owner, Hearst Television, and the cable provider is at an impasse. To keep NBC in the market, Bright House...
  • WESH off Bright House; Pennsylvania station is substitute

     
    Some WESH-Channel 2 viewers were surprised Tuesday morning to see reports from Pennsylvania instead of Orlando and learn the temperature was in the 50s. WESH and sister station WKCF-Channel 18 are off Bright House Networks, Central Florida's main cable...