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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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  • Kevin Oliver leaving WFTV for Sacramento

     
    Veteran reporter Kevin Oliver is departing WFTV-Channel 9 to head home to California and report for KCRA, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento. Oliver, who just turned 40, logged nearly 12 years in the Orlando TV market. He was at Central Florida News 13...
  • WFTV cleans up in November sweeps

     
    The folks at WFTV-Channel 9 can start spreading the news:  They were the big winners in the November ratings period known as sweeps. WFTV said it had won every news time slot in the 25-to-54 age group, which is most crucial to news advertisers. The...
  • Gov. Rick Scott talks to News 13; WFTV focuses on Osceola County

     
    Gov. Rick Scott talks to the media Thursday in Miami. Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: In local public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Gov. Rick Scott is a guest on “Political Connections,” which airs at...
  • WFTV wins closer ratings race in December; WESH grows

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 was easily the big winner in the November ratings race. In December, WFTV was the main victor, but some contests were mighty tight. WESH-Channel 2 came on strong in the early evening, and WKMG-Channel 6 was right behind WFTV in the 5 a.m....
  • WFTV becomes affiliate for Spanish-language Mega TV

     
    Starting Monday, WFTV-Channel 9 will offer Spanish-language Mega TV. Mega TV's programming will be available on 9.2 over the air as well as on Bright House Networks channel 469, Comcast channel 209, Century Link Channel 10, Cox Cable 118 and Decca Cable...
  • Casey Anthony: WFTV’s Kathi Belich turns up the drama

     
    Cheney Mason shields Casey Anthony on Monday in Tampa. Photo credit: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: “Quite a scene,” WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Jorge Estevez said as Casey Anthony arrived at the Federal Courthouse in Tampa....
  • Everyone’s a winner in February news ratings

     
    Get ready for a slew of “we're No. 1″ commercials. Orlando broadcast stations can each claim victory for news performance in the February ratings period, which ended Wednesday. The stations can crow about reaching the 25-to-54 age group, which...
  • Grassy knollery rears head in Zimmerman trial

     
    Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump is now contending that Zimmerman fired more than one shot. Meanwhile, from the Twitter feed this morning of WFTV reporter Kathi Belic who is in court The state just said the facts show an equal......
  • WKMG hires son of WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth

     
    When WKMG-Channel 6 says journalism runs in the genes of its latest hire, the station is not exaggerating. Justin Warmoth is the son of WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth. Starting Monday, Justin will be the newest reporter/mobile journalist at WKMG. &#...
  • Orlando Police Department rips WFTV’s ‘irresponsible reporting’

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The Orlando Police Department went into great detail Wednesday in blasting WFTV-Channel 9's “irresponsible reporting” about a female shooting victim at Middlebrook Farms apartment complex. Sgt. Jim Young,...
  • WFTV, reporter Drew Petrimoulx part company; Mary Nguyen working in Phoenix

     
    You won't be seeing reporter Drew Petrimoulx on WFTV-Channel 9 anymore. He and the ABC affiliate parted company last week. He started part time at the station in 2010 and went full time in 2011. Petrimoulx said he had several new opportunities in the...