// Copyright 2004 by CodeLifter.com This was an especially relevant story to us here in Central Florida because of the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans who live here and have families back on the island. WFTV anchor Jorge Estevez, center, is flanked by colleagues Nancy Alvarez and Martha Sugalski when he received the Champion of Equality Award from the LGBT+ Center Orlando. Meet Our Team; WFTV Mobile Apps; WFTV Listings; TV 27 TV Listings; Jobs at WFTV/WRDQ; ... Channel 9 Anchors, Reporters, & Meteorologists. I am going to get to work with yet another group of seasoned journalists who have dedicated years of their careers to providing people with the stories of their communities. Remember Pictures: The anchors of WFTV Channel 9. // To add more quotations, continue with the I’m about to go for a run around Lake Eola Park in the heart of Downtown Orlando . About WFTV. You were there when I got promoted. Joe Kepner Sports Anchor at WFTV Orlando, FL. I could also talk about the impact Hurricane Maria had on the island of Puerto Rico, which is obviously so closely connected to Orlando because of our huge Puerto Rican population. // to increment the Quotation[x] index! He’s spent 20 years in Florida and the last eight at WFTV in Orlando but now anchor Jorge Estevez says it’s time for a change. I will be running along Peachtree Street instead of Colonial Drive and driving on the connector instead of Interstate 4. Kiese hails from Orlando's WFTV. Quotation [17] = " 'An insider newsy website' - Hoda Kotb" After 24 years, reporter-anchor Barbara West is leaving Orlando’s WFTV. I decided to stop and sit on a bench around the lake and write you a short letter. I could not believe that together, we were able to guide ourselves through that moment. But in the center of it all are the stories of its people, those who need help and those who could help others. Carla Mcneil. A morning anchor for WIS News is leaving Columbia for the Sunshine State. I move onto my next chapter with so much enthusiasm. Quotation [18] = " 'FTVLive is the Most Incrediable thing in our Business' - i24News" “WSB-TV in Atlanta is a powerhouse, not only in the state of Georgia, but also in the entire country. “The opportunity in Atlanta is one I could not pass up. Eyewitness News Daybreak Anchor at WFTV Channel Nine in Orlando, FL They have been both tragic and heartwarming. Actor Dustin Diamond, best known as Screech on ‘Saved by the Bell,’ dies at 44. Jamie started at WFTV and WRDQ in January of 2011. Here is what Estevez posted on his Facebook page: “Opportunity Knocked and I Answered the Door! Quotation[2] = "'The story first broke on FTVLive.com' - AP"; Estevez started at WFTV in 2001, left the station in 2006 to go to WFOR in Miami, but then came back to WFTV in 2012. You guys have walked me through the good times and the bad times with your comments, likes and posts. Contact Quotation[1] = "'The One-Man Website That Broke the Jay Leno Story' - About.com "; I will continue to post my adventures professionally and personally on social media. Quotation[7] = "'FTVLive Delivers some of the TV World's Biggest Scoops' - Tonawanda News "; We have had such a great time on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Martha Sugalski and Greg Warmoth anchor at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. on WFTV-Channel 9 and at 10 p.m. on WRDQ-Channel 27. Chubie, my shih-tzu is ready with a few new sweaters we have bought him to prepare him for the winter. I hope that you will follow me on this journey as we head north. 185 talking about this. I’m looking forward to that kind of work which is the kind of work I have been able to do here in Central Florida with WFTV Channel 9 . He returned to Orlando in 2012. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); // ============================================== On a 2017 newscast, Estevez revealed that he hadn’t talked to his father since coming out more than a decade before. He will go to work at WSB, which like WFTV is owned by Cox Media Group. Also read: Zain Asher - Reporter, Journalist, Anchor of CNN Newsroom . Jorge Estevez is an American journalist working at WSB-TV Channel 2 as the station’s 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor. Her final day will be next Wednesday when she’ll sign off from the ABC-affiliate’s noon newscast, which she has anchored for nearly two decades. He anchors at 4 p.m. on WFTV and at 10 p.m. on sister station WRDQ-Channel 27. I am watching so many people walking by with their families, taking their animals for a walk, or simply taking a leisurely stroll. Sep 03, 2013 at 1:07 PM . One more event would forever change so many people: the mass shooting at the #Pulse nightclub in June of 2016. I want to give a shout out to Martie Salt WFTV, Nancy Alvarez, WFTV, Vanessa Echols, WFTV and Martha Sugalski WFTV .They have not only had my back for so many years, but we have become great friends. In 2014, when Estevez and Nancy Alvarez started anchoring the 10 p.m. news on WRDQ, they became the first Hispanic anchor team on a weeknight English-language newscast in Orlando. As for VDLC, let her go KPIX. function showQuotation(){document.write(Quotation[whichQuotation]);} It is a gorgeous Florida day. She left the NBC affiliate in 2014, was off the air for a year, then jumped to ABC affiliate WFTV in 2015. Next Gallery. Twitter   |   “But the one event that comes to mind is the tragedy at Pulse. West, 62, has seen her role with the station reduced over the past year. Quotation[4] = "'FTVLive a TV news website that is often on the money...' - LA Times"; |   Quotation [12] = "'...has handed in his resignation, according to FTVLive.com' - TVNewser" I am going to go work for our sister station WSB-TV in #Atlanta, Georgia. “We’ve been through so much together as a community,” Estevez wrote in his email. I was only 26 when I got to Central Florida back in 2001. var Q = Quotation.length; Then of course we had a tragedy in #PuertoRico. 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On WFTV, Moton covered a variety of local stories, including a report by a local police chief who had used fake college degrees to raise his salary, prompting him to file criminal charges and resign. Staff writer | Aug 09, 2015 at 8:47 AM . You were sending me congrats when I got married. In 2016, he married longtime partner Enríque Betancourt. Some people you may be more familiar with are the ones on air. “You can look out for posts I plan on sharing to highlight our relationships over the years.”. Quotation [13] = " '(FTVLive) is a Mad Blogger'- Piers Morgan" I bet Kenny got demoted because of Michelle. Quotation [11] = "'Scott Jones, whose FTVLive.com Web site broke the story...' - LA Daily News" They have been my support system through so many things. Warmoth has moved to evenings at 5:30 and 11 — … Along the way, Estevez has become a force on social media, and he has talked frankly about his personal life. Veteran anchor Barbara West, who has been with WFTV’s Eyewitness News for 24 years, is leaving the station.. NewsBlues.com reported today that West will leave the station sometime before Jan. 1. “She’s had a great run. His final day at WFTV will be Dec. 20. “It was an amazing opportunity that I really could not pass up,” Estevez said in an email Tuesday afternoon. He said he was moving on “with so much enthusiasm” and thanked colleagues Martie Salt, Nancy Alvarez, Vanessa Echols and Martha Sugalski. You may not know all of them, but they have taught me so much over the years and work tirelessly for our viewers. (Jacob Langston / Orlando Sentinel) Quotation[0] = "'Mr. so I guess it is actually not a good bye but a " See you soon" Take care City Beautiful.”. So many people off air make our newscasts what they are. Where someone took the lives of 49 of our angels. Eyewitness News Staff Daralene Jones; I am reading so many good things about Atlanta. Before I go, I just wanted to thank you for everything you have given me for the past 20 years here in #Florida. I’ve met so many great people here and I hope to have the good fortune to meet many great people there in Atlanta. The surroundings have inspired me to take a moment and thank you for so many things. In 2019, the WFTV anchor was honored with the Champion of Equality Award from the LGBT+ Center Orlando. From what I am learning about Atlanta, it is an incredible place with so many stories to tell. This time an opportunity presented itself that was beyond incredible. It was then back to Florida for a reporting and anchoring job at WFTV in Orlando, FL. You were sending me messages of love when my father in law tragically passed away right in front of us. In a looooooong post on Facebook, Estevez announced that he is headed to powerhouse WSB in Atlanta. Before joining WFTV Orlando, he spent two years at News 14 Carolina in Raleigh, where he covered notable stories such as the Duke Lacrosse rape case. From you "Showing Me Your Sunday" to me sharing my adventures with my golden girls in Miami who are made up of my mother and her two cousins. I remember standing on the steps of the Lake Eola amphitheater when 50,000 of you gathered around the lake a week after that mass shooting to hold a memorial and to just be together. Quotation[10] = "'The statement from New York-based NBC was in response to a report on the FTVLive' - Bloomberg"; _taboola.push({flush: true}); Longtime WFTV Anchor Jorge Estevez announced yesterday that he is leaving the station, but staying in the Cox (soon to be Apolo) food chain. Quotation [16] = " 'FTVLive.com a website I go too often for the latest news about the TV business (you should, too!)' WFTV-Channel 9 anchors Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt in the station's newsroom in 2016. She anchors at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. with Greg Warmoth. WFTV anchor Jorge Estevez is leaving for a job at sister station WSB in Atlanta. Vanessa Echols and Greg Warmoth (courtesy WFTV.com) If you want to break up a longtime, top-rated anchor team, you better have a good reason. Quotation [14] = " 'FTVLive's Scott Jones one of the Most Important Media Reporters in America'- Mediaite" Anchor at WFTV Orlando, FL. I will be racking up frequent flyer miles and visiting them as often as possible. Natalie Allen: Career. Whether it was the shuttle Columbia disaster or the season of 2004 when several hurricanes would change the landscape of Central Florida. Watch WFTV Channel 9 Live: Orlando News, Central Florida news, Livestream, Eyewitness News Live // Free for all; but please leave in this header. Quotation [19] = " 'FTVLive.com, a prominent television industry website' - Lexington Herald Leader" The world would soon change. 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