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WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmo... Show more »
WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols. Previous anchors included Bob Jordan, Carole Nelson, John Tesh and Deborah Roberts. « Show less

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  • WFTV's Lori Brown leaving for Dallas

    WFTV's Lori Brown leaving for Dallas
    Lori Brown, who has delivered serious, substantive reporting for WFTV-Channel 9, is departing Central Florida for the Fox-owned station in Dallas-Fort Worth.
  • April ratings: WFTV in winner's circle

    April ratings: WFTV in winner's circle
    April ratings brought good news to WFTV-Channel 9, whose newscasts drew the most 25-to-54 viewers at noon, in early evening and at 11 p.m. But there were tight races between WFTV and WESH-Channel 2 at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the ratings period that ended...

    Kristyn Caddell out at WFTV

    Kristyn Caddell out at WFTV
    You've seen the last of reporter Kristyn Caddell at WFTV-Channel 9. "Kristyn does not work here any longer," news director Matt Parcell said Thursday. "That's all I'm going to say." He wouldn't say when her last day was, but he acknowledged that her...

    WFTV adds 'GMA' Sunday, shifts First Baptist Orlando

    WFTV adds 'GMA' Sunday, shifts First Baptist Orlando
    UPDATED: Talk about big schedule changes. To make room for "Good Morning America" on Sundays, WFTV-Channel 9 will shift a religious program it has aired for 50 years. Starting April 26, "GMA" will be seen at 9 a.m. Sundays on Orlando's ABC affiliate....

    Anthony DiLorenzo joins New York station

    Anthony DiLorenzo joins New York station
    Anthony DiLorenzo's last day at WFTV-Channel 9 will be Friday. On Monday, he joins PIX11 in New York as a general assignment reporter. PIX11 is part of Tribune Broadcasting, which is owned by Tribune Media. Tribune announced the hire in a release:...