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ABC Action news anchor welcomes new baby as station debuts new set

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wfts81310newset1.jpgLots of change in the air at Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS-Ch. 28, as anchor Wendy Ryan welcomed a new baby daughter days before the station debuted a new set for its newscasts.

Ryan announced the arrival of Raquel Ryan Ritchey on her Facebook page, celebrating the 7:54 p.m. Wednesday birth of the baby at nearly 4 lbs. and 16 inches long.

Her coworkers celebrated the news while introducing viewers to their new set Friday, featuring darker colors and shades of burgundy and red. (H/T to Florida News Center for the photo). Anchors led shows from a virtual set while the new environment was being built, sitting in front a green screen while a computer-generated backdrop similar to the old set was recreated for viewers.

WFTS also plans a new segment starting noon Thursday as a partnership between the ABC Action News station and Tampa Bay Parenting magazine. Called Parents In Action, the segment will feature the stations anchors and Angela Ardolina, editor-in-chief of Tampa Bay Parenting, talking about issues and trends. WFTS anchors and reporters will also contribute to the magazine.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:03am]

    

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