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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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  • Bob Jordan leaving WFTV next month for Seattle

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 news director Bob Jordan on Wednesday announced that he will leave the station next month to take the same job at KIRO in Seattle. His last day at WFTV will be Aug. 17. He will begin his next job later that month. Both TV stations are owned...
  • May ratings: Why WFTV, WKMG, WOFL can claim to be No. 1

     
    In households, the former way of gauging ratings success, WFTV remains out in front. At 6 p.m. weekdays, WFTV was seen in 118,500 homes, way ahead of WESH with 58,300, WKMG with 40,300 and WOFL with 29,000....
  • 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....
  • Vanessa Echols, Greg Warmoth end teaming on ‘bittersweet day’

     
    "We have been here for 15 years, and not to get sappy, but I'll be sitting next to you in the newsroom," Warmoth told Echols. "To the viewers, thank you for each and every morning turning us on and watching us."...
  • 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...
  • WKMG wins at 11 in January; WFTV edges WESH in early evening

     
    CBS affiliate WKMG-Channel 6 was the big winner at 11 p.m. in the January ratings period, which ended Wednesday. Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 handily won at 10 p.m. for the month. In the tight early evening contest, WFTV-Channel 9 edged WESH-Channel 2. The...
  • At Orlando home-garden show: Buy a birdhouse, help a kid

     
    When the Central Florida Home and Garden Show comes to town this weekend, the convention center will be filled with more than just home and garden ideas. It will also be filled with more than 40 birdhouses decorated by local notables — all helping...
  • WFTV adds reporters Deneige Broom, Marisa Mendelson

     
    The new faces in news at WFTV-Channel 9 include: *Marisa Mendelson, who will join the ABC affiliate in April, news director Matt Parcell said Tuesday. Mendelson is coming from KOKH in Oklahoma City, where she is an investigative reporter. Mendelson, a...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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. &#...