About WFTV. Opsahl does Sunday morning announcements at his church. log in to manage your profile and account. “Since retiring, I am still an entrepreneur helping people across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom with affordable legal services and identity theft protection,” she said. Our mornings- commutes- and the @wftv newsroom- will never be the same. Orlando Sentinel | Jan 21, 2020 at 12:36 PM . “I continue to do public speaking, community service. London is married to former NFL player Tony McGee, and they divide their time between Orlando and Philadelphia. In the end however, I remain a news junkie. Be sure to send Racquel your well wishes on her Twitter page ! (Courtesy of Jackie Brockington / Courtesy photo), (Courtesy of Jacqueline London / Courtesy photo), Zeta intensifies into Category 1 hurricane before Mexico landfall, could affect Florida later this week, Florida coronavirus: 782,013 infected, 16,449 residents dead, Why I’m voting ‘No’ on Florida Supreme Court Justice Carlos Muñiz | Commentary, Central Florida 2020 Voters Guide: Your guide to your ballot, Brightline woos SunRail to share an east-west rail route, Florida man thinks he’s won $1,000, but finds winning lottery ticket worth $1 million, Tropical Storm Zeta expected to become hurricane Monday; could possibly impact Florida, Accused child molester found dead in Florida jail cell, As White House task force warns Florida of possible COVID-19 uptick, state tries to keep report from public, ‘Bored’ Seminole firefighter broke quarantine after COVID-19 positive, went to party, agency says, Left-leaning PAC spends big to unseat Florida Republicans, but sits one race out, Democrats way ahead in Florida voting, but Republicans closing the gap as Biden and Trump both push supporters to the polls, Florida Constitution amendments on Nov. 3 ballot: What they do, pro and con, Obama to hold drive-in rally in Orlando on Tuesday; Biden plans trips to Broward, Tampa on Thursday, Florida is on the verge of a COVID-19 resurgence, [Popular on OrlandoSentinel.com] Oscar shorts, ‘After Parkland’ play at Enzian, [Popular on OrlandoSentinel.com] Hal Boedeker: TV Guy signs off, says thanks, Jennifer Lopez blasts Super Bowl ‘too sexy’ critics: ‘It was a celebration of women and Latino culture’, RuPaul’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosting debut overrun by Democratic candidates, Review: From paper to, finally, the screen, Netflix adaptation of ‘Locke & Key’ is a good attempt but not entirely magical, [Popular on OrlandoSentinel.com] ‘DWTS’ tour takes dancing to new level, champ Alan Bersten says, Wisconsin surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 cases, Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US and cases are climbing in nearly every state, Public shouldn’t have to fight to get COVID-19 information | Editorial. These days, Brockington says she sees “lots of negative news, not enough good news.”, She also offers advice to younger colleagues: “Just give the facts and the facts only.

Deneige Broom. At WKMG, the chance to interview Barack and Michelle Obama was invaluable. “More often than not,” she said. But does she miss TV news? Traffic anchor and morning show fixture Racquel Asa’s final day at Channel 9 was Friday, but it wasn’t without an emotional send-off. But I do miss the folks at Channel 9, the camaraderie in the newsroom.”. She won her first Emmy in Orlando for a feature news program that she wrote, produced and hosted called “Primetime London.” “With that experience, I have the confidence and ability now to interview numerous celebrities, most recently ‘Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon and actor Bradley Cooper,” she said. “Orlando is such a special place, and I’m beyond grateful for the many opportunities I had in the city that is magical in so many ways.”.

In giving updates on their lives, they shared a similar view: They prize their time in Orlando television. “I’m a little surprised that some people still recognize me and are kind enough to say they miss me on TV,” he said. As if that isn’t enough, I work as a real estate broker assistant/social media person.”.

By Hal Boedeker. WFTV-Channel 9 anchors Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt in the station's newsroom in 2016. In the earlier job, she became the second African-American journalist to hold a top anchor spot in the Central Florida TV market; Annetta Wilson was the first at Channel 6 in 1980. That assignment “gives me a chance to live my dream of being a stand-up comedian,” he says, adding that “the congregation, however, may think differently.”. “I do not miss delivering bad news,” said Opsahl, who logged nearly 38 years at ABC affiliate WFTV-Channel 9.

Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. How many Electoral College votes does each state have. 'NBC Nightly News' anchor Lester Holt visited in 2015. Eyewitness News Staff Daralene Jones; “I had never worked that many consecutive hours on TV.”, That coverage prepared her for long hours of breaking-news and continuing coverage in Philadelphia, London said. WFTV-Channel 9 anchors Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt in the station's newsroom in 2016. WE WILL MISS YOU @RAsaWFTV! By and Katy Camp . © 2020 Cox Media Group. These days, she juggles several jobs. Bob Opsahl, Jackie Brockington and Jacqueline London were among Central Florida’s best-known anchors, admired by colleagues and viewers for their long runs in the market.

WFTV anchors Martha Sugalski and Greg Warmoth deliver the news at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. (WFTV) Sugalski has been a popular figure in Orlando TV …

Court rules majority of NYC traffic signals violate Americans with Disabilities Act. The 226-foot Florida Citrus Tower is a monument to the state's citrusy heritage set in the rolling hills of Clermont. She has been with the Eyewitness News morning team since 2011 after making the journey to Florida from New York.

She anchors the 4, 6 and 11 p.m. news at WCAU, the NBC owned-and-operated station in the nation’s No. Meet Our Team; WFTV Mobile Apps; WFTV Listings; TV 27 TV Listings; Jobs at WFTV/WRDQ; ... Channel 9 Anchors, Reporters, & Meteorologists. WAUWATOSA, Wis. — (AP) — Police used tear gas on demonstrators and arrested 28 people during a third straight night of protests over the lack of charges against a … Orlando is a great news town, says London, who spent nearly 14 years at CBS affiliate WKMG. WFTV-Channel 9 news team in the 1990s, from left: Pat Clarke, Marla Weech, Bob Opsahl and Glenn Richards. “I had finally had enough of delivering disturbing news to ‘innocent bystanders’ in their homes,” he said. Jackie Brockington was an anchor at WESH-Channel 2, then at News 13. WFTV: Where the anchors are.

4 TV market. Opsahl said he’s thankful to have more time to spend with his three grown children, four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter who all live in Central Florida. Opsahl retired that year; Salt will retire in December. Check out the team’s farewell to Racquel above.

Christopher Boyce - Local WFTV 2/28/2020. “I carry with me the many friendships I have made, the history-making stories I have covered and hopefully been an encouragement and a source of unbiased and factual news reporting.”, Since his retirement at 68 in 2016, Opsahl has taken cruises to Norway (his ancestors’ homeland) and the Bahamas. “Orlando really laid the groundwork for everything I do on a daily basis at my current station,” said London, a former WKMG-Channel 6 anchor now at the NBC station in Philadelphia. Opsahl and Brockington, who are retired and still live in Central Florida, weighed in on the current state of news.

“I believe my retirement came at exactly the right point, three summers ago because it allowed me to spend considerably more time with both of them,” he said. 18 these days.). “That prepared me to interview political candidates here in Philadelphia and work under that pressure of making sure to ask the right questions in a limited time,” London said. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Calif. wildfires: 60K ordered to evacuate in Irvine, This Trader Joe’s Seafood Is Being Recalled in 19 States, Traffic anchor Racquel Asa signs off from team ‘no sleep’ with emotional farewell. The station dropped her in 2010, citing the bad economy, but she landed the Philadelphia job in 2013. Opsahl retired that year; Salt will retire in December. Former Orlando TV anchor Carole Nelson Pond has upbeat news after surgery Monday: Her pacemaker is working, and she is feeling great.

Opsahl also recommends taking care of yourself: “For many years, my internal motto has been, ‘Be kind to your future self.’ And now that my future self is here, I am very grateful to my past self, for taking such good care of me.”, You may spot him walking around his Orlando neighborhood or at the grocery store. If you give your opinion, label it as a commentary. Jacqueline London has been an anchor at WCAU in Philadelphia since 2013. pic.twitter.com/QqvGdpgdL0. Racquel will be leaving news to begin another career opportunity, but will be remaining in Florida. (Jacob Langston / … “My most memorable television moment in Orlando was covering Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne with Tom Sorrells, Bob Frier and Lauren Rowe,” London said. Brockington was an anchor at News 13 from 2001 to 2017, and before that, at NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 from 1986 to 1989. Deanna Allbrittin.