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Central Florida News 13
(Bright House cable only)
Orlando, Florida
Branding Central Florida News 13
Slogan All Local. All the time
Channels Analog: cable 13
Digital: cable 13 (SD)/613 (En Español)/1013 (HD)
Affiliations CNN (Cable News Network)
Owner Bright House Networks
Founded October 1997
Website (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 Janelle Jordan taking the first half and Adam Longo 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 "The Agenda," 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.
  • Weekdays from 5am to 9am, the traffic report (immediately after Weather on the 1's) called "Traffic Check", is conducted by Michelle Wargo.


News Anchors

  • Ybeth Bruzual, weeknights 5pm-5am
  • Jackie Brockington, weekdays 12pm-6pm
  • Lisa Bell, weekdays 5am-12pm
  • Adam Longo, weekends 4pm-7am
  • Janelle Jordan, weekends 7am-4pm
  • Scott Harris, senior anchor (fill-in and special events)


  • Jeff Day, chief meteorologist seen weekdays 5am-12pm (AMS/NWA)
  • Dave Cocchiarella, weeknights 6pm-5am (AMS-CBM)
  • Ali Turiano weekdays 12pm-6pm
  • Danny Treanor, weekends 7am-2pm
  • Peter Caggiano, weekends 2pm-7am (AMS/NWA)


  • Sean McDowell, sports anchor
  • Tiffany Greene, sports reporter


  • Michelle ED, weekday morning traffic (5am-10am)
  • Ed Torrance, weekday afternoon traffic (2pm-6pm)


  • Christine Webb, feature reporter and fill-in anchor
  • Allison Walker, feature reporter and fill-in anchor
  • Saul Saenz, Volusia Bureau reporter and fill-in anchor
  • Greg Pallone, Brevard Bureau chief
  • Margaret Kavanagh, Brevard Bureau reporter
  • Heather Sorentrue, Lake County reporter
  • Jason Wheeler, Volusia Bureau reporter
  • Scott Fais, feature reporter
  • Seshmi Robertson, Entertainment Reporter
  • John Handiboe, Entertainment Reporter
  • Nick VinZant, general assignment reporter
  • Mark Jenkins, general assignment reporter
  • Jacqueline Fell, general assignment reporter
  • Kelli Cook, general assignment reporter
  • Emily Lampa, general assignment reporter
  • Stephanie Coueignoux, general assignment reporter
  • Dave D'Marko, general assignment reporter

Past Personalities

  • Jessica Yellin, anchor/reporter (?-?) - now National Political Correspondent at CNN
  • Laura Noland, morning anchor (2002 - 2006)
  • Wendy Allen, morning anchor (2004 - 2007) - now a PhD and professor at UF
  • Julie Broughton, meteorologist (2001- Apr. 2008)
  • Rod Johnson, anchor (1997- 2004) - now with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA)
  • Shannon Butler, anchor/reporter (?- 2004) - now a general assignment reporter at WOFL
  • Silke Rible, reporter (?-?) - now an anchor at WWSB
  • Bianca Barr, reporter (2002-2004) - now works in promotions for Penn State Public Broadcasting
  • 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) now with the American Heart Association
  • Carolina Leid, reporter (2003-2005)- now general assignment reporter at WABC-TV
  • Patrick Terpstra, Brevard Bureau reporter (2004-2006) 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) - was a meteorologist at WKMG in Orlando
  • Jennifer Roberts, weekend evening anchor/Volusia County reporter (?-Nov. 2007) now works as a media relations rep for Florida Hospital
  • Paul Milliken, general assignment reporter (2005 - 2007) - now weather forecaster at WRIC-TV in Richmond
  • David Waters, Brevard County reporter (1997-Jan. 2008) Did work for the United Space Alliance, but has since moved on
  • '"Karen Castillo'", general assignment reporter/fill-in anchor (2003-2007)
  • Monica Rix, Lake County Reporter (2007-2009) - now Reporter at WAFF in Huntsville
  • Ron Lee
  • Ben Baird

Past Photographers

  • Fletcher Christian, now the Operations Manager
  • Troy Cutter, died in 2007 while serving as Chief Photographer
  • Thomas Durdin, now a photographer at WFTV in Orlando
  • Jamie Melanson
  • Carl Mullins
  • Michael Ollendorff, now a photographer/SAT Op at WESH in Orlando
  • Jeff Scellen

En Español Personalities

News Anchors/Reporters

  • Sharon Miranda, Anchor/Reporter
  • Victor Martinez, Anchor/Reporter
  • Christian De La Rosa, Anchor/Reporter
  • Sarykarmen Rivera, Anchor/reporter

Similar 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.

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