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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

Top WFTV Articles

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  • Daralene Jones leaving WFTV for Philadelphia station

     
    Daralene Jones, a top reporter at WFTV-Channel 9 on the Trayvon Martin story, is departing the station next month. She will be a reporter at WCAU, the NBC-owned station in Philadelphia, the No. 4 TV market. Jones worked for five years at ABC affiliate...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • George Zimmerman: Ratings remain strong

    George Zimmerman: Ratings remain strong
    Local TV ratings suggest that interest in the George Zimmerman trial remains high. The trial scored its biggest TV audiences Thursday morning (244,200 total viewers) and afternoon (242,200 viewers). Monday afternoon, when lead detective Chris Serino...
  • Get behind the scenes of the Casey Anthony trial

    Get behind the scenes of the Casey Anthony trial
    Join us for an interactive panel discussion with reporters Bianca Prieto, Amy Pavuk, Anthony Colarossi, photographer Red Huber and prominent local attorney and WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer. The panel will be moderated Orlando Sentinel's...
  • Casey Anthony's probation hearing Q&A

    Casey Anthony's probation hearing Q&A
    Chief Judge Belvin Perry is set Friday to hear Casey Anthony's emergency motion to "quash, vacate and set aside" fellow Judge Stan Strickland's amended order regarding the young woman's probation status. Perry may decide whether the 25-year-old should...
  • Cut TV bills with Web services, options

    Cut TV bills with Web services, options
    Whether you live in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton, the last thing you should be paying too much for these days is TV content. It used to be TV watchers demanding choice had to sign up for costly, long-term cable or satellite services. Today...
  • Rep. Daniel Webster on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    Moderator Craig Patrick says the show will focus on how job-creation plans, federal spending cuts and the debt deal could affect Central Florida....
  • Casey Anthony: How is she like Elvis and Big Foot?

     
    Speculation has always been a big part of the Anthony coverage. Vinnie Politan wondered where Anthony has been since she left the Orange County Jail on July 17. "Like Elvis or Big Foot, she's been spotted all over," Politan said....