Jacksonville’s CBS 47 & FOX 30 Action News Names Bob Longo News Director


JACKSONVILLE – WEBWIRE – Friday, January 03, 2014

Bob Longo, veteran news director, joins CBS47 and FOX30 Action News, as News Director.

"I’m thrilled and honored to join Cox Media Group Jacksonville and CBS47 & FOX30 Action News beginning January 27th,” said Longo. “This is a terrific news operation full of talented, hard-working people. I can’t wait to join them and continue the growth and success Action News has enjoyed.”

“Bob has an extremely strong and successful news background,” said Jim Zerwekh, Vice President and General Manager of WTEV/WAWS. “His expertise in journalism will not only enhance our already talented news team but it will also provide the people of Jacksonville a quality local news product they can trust.”

Longo graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University. Longo has had a tremendously successful career as a TV News Director in Orlando, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Binghamton (NY). He began his career as a radio reporter and eventually worked as a reporter and anchor in both Radio & TV before turning to management. He has won numerous awards including a Peabody for an 18-month investigation into state spending irregularities, while at WTAE in Pittsburgh, PA.

About CBS47 & FOX30 Jacksonville
CBS47 WTEV is the Jacksonville-Brunswick area’s CBS network affiliate station, and can be found on broadcast channel 47. Most Comcast subscribers can view CBS47 on Cable Channel 6. Subscribers of other cable or satellite systems may consult their providers for station lineup information. WTEV-HD, in high-definition digital transmission, can be seen on Comcast digital cable channel 433, or received over-the-air with a high-definition digital television receiver. WTEV is owned by Bay Shore Television, LLC. TV VIEWING AREA: The Jacksonville-Brunswick designated market area (DMA) covers 9 Florida counties (Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union) and 6 in Georgia Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Pierce, Ware). Nielsen Media Research estimates the Jacksonville DMA comprises 659,170 TV households.

FOX30 WAWS is the Jacksonville-Brunswick area’s FOX network affiliate station, and can be found on broadcast channel 30. Most Comcast subscribers can view FOX30 on Cable Channel 10. Subscribers of other cable or satellite systems may consult their providers for station lineup information. WAWS-HD, in high-definition digital transmission, can be seen on Comcast digital cable channel 434, or received over-the-air with a high-definition digital television receiver. WAWS is owned by COX Television Jacksonville, LLC. TV VIEWING AREA: The Jacksonville-Brunswick designated market area (DMA) covers 9 Florida counties (Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union) and 6 in Georgia (Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Pierce, Ware). Nielsen Media Research estimates the Jacksonville DMA comprises 659,170 TV households.



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