Eyewitness News Staff

Learn more about WFTV's anchors, reporters and meteorologists

Channel 9 Anchors

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Nancy Alvarez

I joined the Eyewitness News team in May 2010.  I’m a reporter and I also anchor the 10 p.m. newscast on our sister station WRDQ-TV 27.

Vanessa Echols

Vanessa Echols

Vanessa started her WFTV career in 1992 as a reporter. She co-anchors Eyewitness News Daybreak, Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon.

Jorge Estevez

Jorge Estevez

Jorge was first at WFTV and WRDQ from 2001 until 2006, and returned in 2012. He co-anchors Eyewitness News at 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Central Florida's TV 27.

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Jamie Holmes

Jamie started at WFTV and WRDQ in January of 2011. He co-anchors Eyewitness News Daybreak and Eyewitness News This Morning, and is also a daytime reporter for Eyewitness News.

Daralene Jones

Daralene Jones

Daralene will anchor Saturday and Sunday mornings from 5-9 a.m. and the noon news both days. She will also anchor weekend mornings from 9-10 a.m. on TV27, WRDQ.

Bob Opsahl

Bob Opsahl

Bob joined the Eyewitness News team in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He has been an anchor at Eyewitness News since 1980.

Martie Salt

Martie Salt

Martie started at WFTV in 1982 as a general assignment reporter. In 1994, she moved to Tampa and anchored at the ABC affiliate. She returned to Eyewitness News in 2003 and has been co-anchoring ever since.

Greg Warmoth

Greg Warmoth

Greg arrived at Eyewitness News in 1986 as the weekend sports anchor. In 1997, he transitioned to news and anchored Eyewitness News Daybreak and Eyewitness News at Noon. He now anchors Eyewitness News at 5:30 and 11:00 p.m.

Vanessa Welch

Vanessa Welch

Vanessa has been a member of the Eyewitness News team since 2007. She co-anchors Eyewitness News at 5:00 and 5:30 on WFTV, and the 6:30 newscast on WRDQ.

Channel 9 Meteorologists

Marina Jurica

Marina Jurica

Marina joined WFTV in February 2014. You catch her weekend mornings on Channel 9.

Rusty McCranie bio

Rusty McCranie

Rusty joined WFTV in November 2013. You catch him weekdays on WRDQ from 7-9 a.m. and occasionally on Eyewitness News Daybreak.

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Brian Shields

Weather has always been a passion. I first started giving the forecast with a chalkboard when I was 5.

Tom Terry

Tom Terry

Tom has been the chief meteorologist at Eyewitness News since 2002. His forecasts were vital during the devastating hurricane season of 2004 that saw hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne impact Central Florida.

George Waldenberger

George Waldenberger

From winter storms to Winter Park, I grew up in Wisconsin but recently moved to Orlando for the wonderful winter weather!

Channel 9 Sports

Christian Bruey

Christian Bruey

Christian joined the Eyewitness News sports team in 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and a fervent supporter of Florida Gator football.

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Joe Kepner

Joe has been an Eyewitness News sports anchor and reporter since July 2008. He grew up in Idaho where he played on two state championship football teams in high school.

Channel 9 Reporters

Racquel Asa

Racquel Asa

Raquel arrived at WFTV and WRDQ in December 2011. She is the traffic reporter on Eyewitness News Daybreak and Eyewitness News This Morning, and also a daytime reporter.

Tim Barber

Tim Barber

Tim has been reporting for the Eyewitness New team since the spring of 2011. You can watch his stories on Eyewitness News at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.

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Steve Barrett

Steve joined the Eyewitness News team in June 2003 as a general assignment reporter. His stories air weekdays on Eyewitness News on WFTV and WRDQ.

Kathi Belich

Kathi Belich

Kathi has been a reporter on the Eyewitness News team since 1992, and has been covering major stories in Central Florida since 1986.

Stephanie Bertini

Stephanie Bertini

Stephanie Bertini is a general assignment reporter for Eyewitness News. Stephanie is an award-winning journalist with almost a decade of experience in television.

Mario Boone

Mario Boone

Mario joined the Channel 9 Eyewitness News team in September 2013. Before coming to Orlando, Mario spent two years reporting for the ABC affiliate in Asheville/Greenville/Spartanburg.

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Deneige Broom

Deneige Broom joined the Eyewitness News team in January 2013. The Seminole County native was very excited for the opportunity to get back to the area and cover news important to her hometown.

Lori Brown

Lori Brown

Lori came to Eyewitness News in October 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and has reported in California and Tennessee. Her stories run on Eyewitness News at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.

WFTV Eyewitness News

Kristyn Caddell

Kristyn Caddell joined Eyewitness as a general assignment reporter in December 2013. The Florida native has worked in newsrooms in California, Texas, Tennessee and Washington.

Kenneth Craig

Kenneth Craig

Kenneth joined the Eyewitness News team as a General Assignment Reporter in May 2011. He grew up in the Washington D.C. area and attended Emerson College.

Jeff Deal Bio Photo

Jeff Deal

Jeff has been part of the Eyewitness News team since 2006. He reports weekdays on WFTV at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Anthony DiLorenzo

Anthony DiLorenzo

Anthony DiLorenzo joined Eyewitness News in January 2013.

Channel 9 Reporters

Christopher Heath

Christopher Heath

Christopher Heath joined Eyewitness News in January 2013.

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Melonie Holt

Melonie joined Eyewitness News as a general assignment reporter in May 2004. Before Orlando, she also reported in Charlotte, N.C. and Lexington, Kentucky.

Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes

Ryan came to the Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter in June 2009. He has also worked in Bangor, Maine and Fort Myers, Florida.

Myrt Price

Myrt Price

Myrt Price joined the eyewitness news team as a general assignment reporter in October of 2012, and he is very excited about making the move to Central Florida.

Roy Ramos

Roy Ramos

Roy joined the Eyewitness News team in 2013 as a general assignment reporter.

Karla Ray

Karla Ray

Karla Ray joined the Eyewitness News team in October 2012 after spending two and a half years covering news on the Southwest Florida coast.

Julie Salomone

Julie Salomone

Julie joined the Channel 9 Eyewitness News team as a general assignment reporter in October 2013. Before joining WFTV, Julie worked for WFTX (FOX) in Fort Myers/Naples as a reporter and fill-in anchor.

Renee Stoll

Renee Stoll

Renee started working as a general assignment reporter for the Eyewitness News team in October 2011. You can watch her stories weeknights at 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. on WRDQ and WFTV.

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Blaine Tolison

Blaine has been reporting for Eyewitness News since April 2009. He covers stories that impact Volusia County for both WFTV and WRDQ.

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Todd Ulrich

Todd joined Eyewitness News as a special projects reporter in 1984. He's been the consumer reporter for Action 9 since 1991, exposing consumer frauds, rip-offs, and scams that cost Central Floridians serious money.

 
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