The Orlando Sentinel’s “TV Guy” Hal Boedeker reports
today that reporter Andrea Conklin has left WFTV/Orlando. Boedeker quotes News Director Bob Jordan as saying only that “she’s leaving us,” but reporting “several insiders” saying Conklin’s contract was not renewed.
Also at Channel 9, morning reporter Gustavo Almodovar has decided to give up the a.m. shift after six years, leaving WFTV for a media consulting gig at Florida Hospital outside Orlando. Boedeker says the hospital created a position just for Almodovar. “In these tough economic times, it’s a blessing to hear someone say we want to create something for you,” said Almodovar, a devout Seventh-day Adventist, who has a wife and two kids and told the paper he “couldn’t do that shift anymore” and had wanted out of the news biz since last March.