DMA 48 (JACKSONVILLE, FL)

Paige Kelton Named WTEV Special Projects Mgr.

DMA 48

WAWS-WTEV Jacksonville Names New Anchors

Cox Media Group’s Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 48) duopoly of WAWS (Fox)-WTEV (CBS) today named John Bachman and Tenikka Smith-Hughes its new evening anchor team. Bachman and Smith-Hughes will co-anchor CBS47 Action News at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. The new team will also co-anchor Fox30 Action News at 10 and 10:30 p.m.; as well as […]

DMA 48 (JACKSONVILLE, FL)

John Bachman Joins WAWS-WTEV News

Cox Media Group’s WAWS-WTEV Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 48), has hired John Bachman as an anchor. He will start at the stations in early fall. Bachman joins from Cox’s WSB Atlanta where he started as weekend anchor seven years ago. In 2011 he was promoted to co-anchor of the 4 p.m. weekday newscast. Bachman grew up […]

DMA 48 (JACKSONVILLE, FL)

Major Newsroom Shakeup At WAWS-WTEV

Five high-profile anchors at Cox-operated Fox-CBS duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla., are being booted off the air. Anchors Mark Spain, Paige Kelton, Lynnsey Gardner and Mike and Tera Barz were told last week that the station has “decided to go in a different direction,” said a person familiar with the situation. The anchors’ last day will be on or around Sept. 1, the source said.

DMA 48 (JACKSONVILLE, FL)

WTEV-WAWS Names Bob Longo News Dir.

He will head up news at the Cox Media Group CBS-Fox duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla.

DMA 49 (JACKSONVILLE, FLA.)

Warriner Out, Johnston In At WAWS-WTEV

Free Press Blasts Newport Over Logo Flap

The group says that Newport Television’s demand that it stop using station logos as part of its campaign against virtual duopolies is not a violation of copyright law, but “a clear and outrageous attempt to intimidate Free Press, and to silence commentary on this important issue.”