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 & Brevard County. Central Florida News 13 covers news in cities such as Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne & Kissimmee, as well as surrounding areas.

Lisa Bell serves as the News 13 weekday morning anchor. Jackie Brockington is the weekday afternoon anchor & Ybeth Bruzual is the weekday evening/overnight anchor. On the weekends, only 2 anchors fill the day, with Allison Walker taking the 1st half & Greg Pallone handling the 2nd half of the day.

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

It airs 24 hours a day, 7 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[edit | edit source]

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

  • There is a weather report every 10 minutes called "Weather on the 1's." During the Atlantic Hurricane Season, 2 of these reports each hour are dedicated to tropical activity.
  • On the weekends, it airs a program called "For the Record," in which 2 personalities from the station speak with area leaders & 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.

Personalities[edit | edit source]

News Anchors[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Weather[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Sports[edit | edit source]

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

Reporters[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Seshmi Robertson, Entertainment Reporter

Past Personalities[edit | edit source]

  • Laura Noland, morning anchor (?-?)
  • Wendy Allen, morning anchor (2004 - 2007) - now a journalism professor
  • Julie Broughton, meteorologist, reporter (2005-Apr. 2008)
  • Rod Johnson, anchor (1997-?)
  • Shannon Butler, anchor/reporter (?-?) - now a general assignment reporter @ WOFL
  • Silke Rible, reporter (?-?) - now an anchor @ WWSB
  • Bianca Barr, reporter (2002-2004) - now works in promotions for Penn State Public Broadcasting
  • Julie Kim, reporter (?-?) - now a general assignment reporter @ WTXF
  • Patrick Pegues, reporter (?-?) - now a general assignment reporter @ WOFL
  • Carolyn Scofield, health reporter/general assignment reporter (?-2007) - now a general assignment reporter @ WPTV in West Palm Beach
  • Nancy Gay, health reporter (?-2007)
  • Carolina Leid, reporter (2003-2005) - now general assignment reporter @ WABC-TV
  • Patrick Terpstra, Brevard Bureau reporter (?-2006) - now a general assignment reporter @ WVEC
  • Erin Whitney, reporter (?-?)
  • Christine Lehman, meteorologist/reporter (July 2000-May 2004) now a meteorologist WLTX
  • 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 @ WHBQ in Memphis
  • Rob Eicher, meteorologist (2004-2007) - now meteorologist @ WKMG in Orlando
  • Jennifer Roberts, weekend evening anchor/Volusia County reporter (?-Nov. 2007)
  • Paul Milliken, general assignment reporter (?-Dec. 2007) - now weather forecaster @ 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[edit | edit source]

News Anchors/Reporters[edit | edit source]

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

Similar stations[edit | edit source]

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

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

Central Florida News 13 & Bay News 9 are both CNN affiliate stations

External links[edit | edit source]

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