Central Florida News 13

call_letters = Central Florida News 13
(Bright House cable only)
station_slogan = All Local. All the time
station_branding = Central Florida News 13
analog = cable 13
digital = cable 13 (SD)/613 (En Español)/1013 (HD)
affiliations = CNN (Cable News Network)
founded = October 1997
location = Orlando, Florida
callsign_meaning =
owner = Bright House Networks
former_affiliations =
homepage = [http://www.cfnews13.com/ www.cfnews13.com] ("Note: Renovated website similar to Bay News 9's is online as of December, 2006")

Central Florida News 13 is a cable-based news station located in Orlando, Florida. It currently serves the greater Central Florida areas including Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, Lake County, Marion County, Flagler County, and Brevard County. Central Florida News 13 covers news in cities such as Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, and Kissimmee, as well as surrounding areas.

Lisa Bell serves as the News 13 weekday morning anchor. Jackie Brockington is the weekday afternoon anchor, and Ybeth Bruzual is the weekday evening/overnight anchor. On the weekends, only two anchors fill the day, with Allison Walker taking the first half and Greg Pallone handling the second half of the day.

The Weather Team is made up of Chief Meteorologist Jeff Day, Dave Cocchiarella, Danny Treanor, Peter Caggiano and Ali Turiano.

It airs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, exclusively on a commercial cable company that serves the area, Bright House Networks. Bright House is the current carrier, previously Time Warner Cable.

Unique features

News 13 has several features that make it unique in the area.

*There is a weather report every ten minutes called "Weather on the 1's." During the Atlantic Hurricane Season, two of these reports each hour are dedicated to tropical activity.

*On the weekends, it airs a program called "For the Record," in which two personalities from the station speak with area leaders and other influential people about important regional topics.

*Also on the weekends, a segment called "Weather Pets" features the meteorologist speaking with local pet adoption representatives.


News Anchors

*Scott Harris, senior anchor
*Ybeth Bruzual, weeknight evening anchor
*Jackie Brockington, midday anchor
*Greg Pallone, weekend evening anchor/reporter
*Lisa Bell, morning anchor
*Allison Walker, weekend morning anchor/reporter


*Jeff Day, chief meteorologist weekday mornings (AMS/NWA)
*Dave Cocchiarella, weeknight meteorologist (AMS-CBM)
*Ali Turiano Midday Meteorologist
*Danny Treanor, weekend morning meteorologist
*Peter Caggiano, weekend evening meteorologist


*Sean McDowell, sports director
*David Baumann, weekend sports anchor
*Jon Hirozawa, sports reporter


*Ben Baird, Brevard Bureau reporter
*Stephanie Coueignoux, general assignment reporter
*Scott Fais, Feature Reporter
*Tiffany Greene, Feature Reporter
*John Handiboe, general assignment reporter
*Troy Kinsey, Capitol Bureau Reporter (also reporter for Bay News 9)
*Ron Lee, general assignment reporter
*Emily Lampa, general assignment reporter
*Saul Saenz, Volusia Bureau reporter
*Christine Webb, Feature Reporter, Anchor
*Nick VinZant, general assignment reporter
*Melissa Crabtree, general assignment reporter
*Monica Rix, general assignment reporter
*Jason Wheeler, general assignment reporter

Past Personalities

*Laura Noland, morning anchor (?-?)
*Wendy Allen, morning anchor (?-?)
*Julie Broughton, meteorologist, reporter (2005- Apr. 2008)
*Rod Johnson, anchor (1997-?)
*Shannon Butler, anchor/reporter (?-?) - now a general assignment reporter at WOFL
*Silke Rible, reporter (?-?) - now an anchor at WWSB
*Bianca Barr, reporter (2002-2004) - now a general assignment reporter at WNEP in Scranton, Pennsylvania
*Julie Kim, reporter (?-?) - now a general assignment reporter at WTXF
*Patrick Pegues, reporter (?-?) - now a general assignment reporter at WOFL
*Carolyn Scofield, health reporter/general assignment reporter (?-2007) - now a general assignment reporter at WPTV in West Palm Beach
*Nancy Gay, health reporter (?-2007)
*Carolina Leid, reporter (2003-2005)- now general assignment reporter at WABC-TV
*Patrick Terpstra, Brevard Bureau reporter (?-2006) - now a general assignment reporter at WVEC
*Erin Whitney, reporter (?-?)
*Christine Lehman, meteorologist (July 2000-May 2004)now a Territory Sales Manager in Pharmaceutical Sales
*Jason Maderer, sports director (?-2005) - now works for Central Florida Sports Commission
*Denise Cullen, sports anchor/reporter (?-2006) - now does PR for Orlando Predators
*Matt O'Connor, sports anchor/reporter (?-2006)
*Lauren Johnson, reporter (?-2007) - now reporter/anchor at WHBQ in Memphis
*Rob Eicher, meteorologist (2004-2007) - now meteorologist at WKMG in Orlando
*Jennifer Roberts, weekend evening anchor/Volusia County reporter (?-Nov. 2007)
*Paul Milliken, general assignment reporter (?-Dec. 2007) - now weather forecaster at WRIC-TV in Richmond
*David Waters, Brevard County reporter (1997-Jan. 2008) Now works as space shuttle spokesperson at United Space Alliance

En Español Personalities

News Anchors/Reporters

*Sharon Miranda, Anchor/Reporter
*Victor Martinez, Anchor/Reporter
*Eugene Ramirez, Anchor/Reporter
*Christian De La Rosa, Anchor/Reporter

imilar stations

Bright House also has a sister station in Tampa known as Bay News 9.

In the Sarasota area, another similar channel, called SNN 6, can be seen on Comcast cable.

Central Florida News 13 and Bay News 9 are both CNN (Cable News Network) affiliate stations.

External links

* [http://www.cfnews13.com Central Florida News 13]
* [http://www.cfn13.com Central Florida News 13] (Backup Link)

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