Scripps Names Evan Pappas VP-GM Of WFTX

The station group is moving him to Ft. Myers, Fla., from Colorado Springs, where he’s led KOAA since 2011.

WFTX Building Evacuated Due To Smoke, Possible Fire

DMA 55: FORT MYERS, FL

WFTX Adds Meteorologist Cindy Preszler

Scripps-owned Fox affiliate WFTX Fort Myers, Fla. (DMA 55), has added meteorologist Cindy Preszler to its team starting in January in an expansion of its weather department. Preszler will appear weekdays on The NOW Southwest Florida and Fox 4 News at 11. A native of South Dakota, Preszler worked at WMAQ Chicago, The Weather Channel […]

DMA 61: FT. MYERS-NAPLES, FL

WFTX Goes Far To Supply Local Irma News

After deciding it had to evacuate its Cape Coral station in advance of Hurricane Irma, Scripps’ Fox affiliate in a technical tour de force  continued to provide full local coverage with an anchor desk in Tampa (above), news production in Detroit and master control in Indianapolis.

DMA: FORT MYERS, FL

Scripps Hires Darryll Green As WFTX GM

The former GM of WUSA Washington and radio executive is tapped to lead the Fox affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla.

DMA 61

Scripps Hires Les Vann As WFTX VP-GM

The former journalist and station executive is tapped to oversee Scripps’ Fox affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., beginning Sept. 12.

Scripps Names Lagrone Fla. Investigative Reporter

Katie LaGrone, an award-winning investigative journalist, is expanding her role for E.W. Scripps to support all three Scripps stations in Florida with original investigative reports, beginning in September. LaGrone, whose title will be Florida investigative correspondent, will continue her investigative work exposing a wide range of consumer injustices, questionable government spending and consumer safety concerns. […]

DMA 62 (FT. MYERS-NAPLES, FL)

WFTX Welcomes Back Anchor Amy Wegmann

Journal Broadcast Group’s Fox affiliate WFTX Fort Myers, Fla. (DMA 62), has hired anchor and reporter Amy Wegmann who will co-anchor Fox 4 Rising alongside Miriam Zamorano. The 10-year WFTX veteran previously has served as, weekend anchor, Fox 4 Rising co-anchor, main news anchor alongside Patrick Nolan, and most recently has filled in as freelance […]

DMA 62 (FT. MYERS, FL)

Journal Taps Charles Henrich As WFTX GM

The former Bluestone/Bonten executive will lead the Fox affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla.

DMA 62 (FT. MYERS, FL)

WFTX Morning Anchor Lisa Spooner Leaving

DMA 64

WFTX Hires New A.M., Weekend Anchors