Action News Team

Action News Team

Action News Anchors

Phil Amato

Phil Amato anchors Action News This Morning. Phil joined Action News in October 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in local television.

John Bachman

John Bachman anchors the 5, 6, and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts on WJAX-TV and the 10 p.m. newscast on WFOX-TV.

Erica Bennett

Erica Bennett

Erica Bennett is a weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV.

Tenikka Hughes

Tenikka Hughes anchors the 5, 6, and 11 p.m. weekday newscasts on WJAX-TV and the 10 p.m. newscast on WFOX-TV.

Dawn Lopez

Dawn Lopez is the anchor of Action News This Morning and Action News at Noon on WJAX-TV. Dawn is a home grown talent.

Derrick Odom

Derrick Odom is the traffic anchor for Action News This Morning and on Action News at 5 p.m. on WJAX-TV.

Romney Smith

Romney anchors Action News weekdays at 4:30 a.m. & 7-9 a.m. on WFOX-TV. Romney joined Action News in December 2013 as a weekend anchor/reporter while also contributing to radio station NewsTalk WOKV 104.

First Alert Weather

Mike Buresh

Mike Buresh

Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh anchors the 5,6, and 11 p.m. newscasts on WJAX-TV and 10 p.m. newscast on WFOX-TV.

Garrett Bedenbaugh

Garrett Bedenbaugh

Garrett Bedenbaugh anchors the early evening & late newscasts on Saturday and Sunday on WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV.

Erin Clanahan

Erin Clanahan

Meteorologist Erin Clanahan anchors the weekend morning shows for CBS47 & FOX30. She is a Florida native and very excited to be back in her home state!

Arielle Nixon

Arielle Nixon

Action News Meteorologist Arielle Nixon anchors Action News This Morning and Action News at Noon on WJAX-TV.

Action News Reporters

Letisha Bereola

I choose Broadcast Journalism as my career back in college because I loved talking to people, finding out what matters to them and then putting it on the TV screen.

Deanna Bettineschi

Deanna Bettineschi is a general assignment reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV.

Russell Colburn

Russell Colburn

Russell Colburn is a general assignment reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV. Russell joined the Action News team in February of 2014.

Alyana Gomez

Alyana Gomez is a general assignment reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV. As a small town Jersey girl, I loved visiting the Sunshine State to see family and the Southern beaches.

Cole Heath

Cole Heath

Cole Heath is an award winning reporter whose career has taken him all over the country. Cole has reported on many major stories while working for stations in Joplin, Mo.

Lorena Inclán

Lorena Inclán

Lorena Inclán is a general assignment reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV.

Brittany Jones

Brittany Jones is a multimedia journalist and reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV.

Paige Kelton

Paige Kelton, an Emmy award winning journalist moved from the anchor desk to the management team at WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV.

Jessie McDonough

Jessie McDonough

Jessie McDonough is a general assignment reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV.

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith joined Action News from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he reported seven years for CBS.

Larry Spruill

Larry Spruill joined the Action News Jacksonville team in November 2014. He comes from WJCL-TV in Savannah.

Catherine Varnum

Catherine Varnum is an investigative reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV. Catherine left the snow behind for the sunshine when she joined the Action News team in July of 2009.

Amanda Warford

Amanda Warford is a general assignment reporter for Action News Jacksonville, WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV. Amanda is an award-winning investigative journalist and video producer who joined the Action News team in 2010.

Michael Yoshida

Michael is an Emmy award winning journalist who loves meeting viewers and telling the stories that matter to you most.

Action Sports

Brent Martineau

Brent Martineau is the Sports Director for Action Sports at WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV. He joined the station in March 2008.

Dan Hicken

Dan Hicken is a sports anchor for the Action Sports team at WJAX-TV and WFOX-TV. He joined Brent and Stuart in June 2013.

Stuart Webber

Stuart joined the Action Sports team in August of 2012 and is happy to be back in his home state of Florida.

 
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