Hearst’s NBC Television affiliate WESH-TV 2 News Orlando, Fl., will launch a new half-hour weeknight newscast at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 11. “Local news continues to be the most trusted source for information,” said John Soapes, president and general manager. “Adding WESH 2 News at 7:00 p.m. will provide Central Florida viewers with another opportunity to get local news and weather at a time that is convenient to them.” WESH was recently honored with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Breaking News, Sports Reporting and Overall Excellence for Large Market Television. In adding the 7 p.m. newscast, WESH will produce 65.5 hours of local news per week — more than any other local broadcast station in Central Florida, according to the station.
Teri Hornstein has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at CBS Miami WFOR-TV.
The promotion comes less than a year after she joined the CBS owned station in September 2022 as a news reporter and fill-in anchor.
Before that, she worked the previous five years at WPEC in West Palm Beach, Florida for five years as an anchor and reporter. She’s also worked at WBBH NBC 2 in Fort Myers, Florida. Hornstein started her career at the station as an associate producer before joining WFXG in Augusta, Georgia.
Fox Weather will debut a new segment series on July 13th called Cruisin’ Across America. It will be hosted by correspondent Robert Ray and will take viewers from coast-to-coast spotlighting areas that have been impacted by major weather events while highlighting the local culture, food and communities. It will kick off in Jacksonville, Florida and then make stops in New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson, Tombstone and finish up in Twentynine Palms, Cabazon and Santa Monica. Fox Weather in HD is available from TV Video Clips.
Veteran NBC journalist Jo Ling Kent will be a part of CBS News as Senior Business and Technology correspondent starting later this summer. She’ll add to CBS television’s existing reporting on global economics and is expected to file stories on everything from personal finance and consumer trends to the Federal Reserve and the World Bank. She spent six years as a business and techy correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC where she earned the Edward R. Murrow Award and three Emmy nominations. Kent began her career in Beijing as a digital reporter in the ABC News Beijing bureau and then as an associate producer at CNN.
Tegna’s NBC affiliate WXIA Atlanta television has hired Atlanta native Jonathan Martin as a news anchor. He joins the station on July 31 and will co-anchor 11Alive News at 4 p.m. alongside Faith Jessie when the show debuts in September. Martin joins from KRIV Houston Fox 26 Houston television where he spent seven years as an evening news anchor. During Hurricane Harvey, he was live on the air for more than 20 hours keeping viewers informed as the storm ravaged the Texas coast. He also anchored on-location for notable events in Houston as Super Bowl 51, The World Series, and the funeral for former President George H.W Bush.