‘Ugly middle school breakup:’ Orlando columnist explains fight between Disney, DeSantis
The man who deemed the recent fight between Disney and Florida politicians “like a really ugly middle school ugly middle school break up” sat down to talk with Florida’s Fourth Estate hosts Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin about the Reedy Creek Improvement District debacle.
🔓Ginger Gadsden shares chili recipe for National Chili Day
Thursday, Feb. 24 is National Chili Day, and to celebrate, Insiders who share their favorite chili recipe will be entered to win a $100 Publix gift card and a copy of Rachel Ray’s cookbook called “This Must Be The Place.” In the cookbook, there is a recipe from Rachel for Everything Chili.
Viewer trying to insult News 6 anchor becomes victim of autcorrect
Anchors Matt Austin, Julie Broughton and Ginger Gadsden decided to read hate comments they have received on social media. Broughton said one viewer was not a fan of her outfits. A different viewer said Austin and Donald Duck wear the same suit. Austin said he noticed a trend when it comes to people who say mean things about him. “People don’t believe the power of their words when they say things like that,” Gadsden said.
Val Demings open to running for office outside of US House
ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Val Demings hinted she is open to serving in public office beyond the U.S. House of Representatives. During an interview with News 6 anchor Ginger Gadsden, the congresswoman expressed her intent to remain in public service, seemingly open with any opportunities that come her way. “I will continue to do what I have always done when I make decision(s) about next moves. Demings also served as a House impeachment manager during former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial. “We’ll decide whether that’s in the House or move to a different place.
COVID-19 and the holidays: These next few months will be toughest yet
Dr. Jones says parents need to talk to their little ones now about why they will not be seeing their grandparents for Christmas. Dr. Jones suggests parents should start planning now to have a creative and festive Zoom visit. Dr. Jones says before any family gathering for the holidays there must be some ground rules. Dr. Jones says we can all still do the right thing, it’s just going to take extra work from everyone. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
News 6 anchors share stories of flying chicken wings and other drama from small-town newsrooms
ORLANDO, Fla. – This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, News 6 anchors share stories of weird things they experienced in their first jobs. And Ginger Gadsden says getting pelted with chicken wings, even if you are not the intended target, still hurts. Ginger, Matt and Julie unpack it all in this week’s edition of Florida’s Fourth Estate podcast. Florida’s Fourth Estate looks at everything from swampy politics to a fragile environment and even the crazy headlines that make Florida the craziest state in the Union. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
How a talk with Mother Teresa and Jesus helped save a Wahlberg brother from addiction
ORLANDO, Fla. – If you close your eyes and listen to Jim Wahlberg, his voice sounds very familiar. And yes, he is one of those Wahlbergs, a family most people know from Hollywood, most notably, his famous brother, Mark Wahlberg. Florida’s Fourth Estate looks at everything from swampy politics to a fragile environment and even the crazy headlines that make Florida the craziest state in the Union. Big influencers, like Attorney John Morgan, renowned Florida journalists and the scientists protecting Florida’s ecosystem, can often be found as guests. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
The Weekly: Justin Warmoth recaps News 6s Real Talk special
ORLANDO, Fla. ClickOrlando.com hosted Real Talk: A Candid Conversation last week to discuss racial injustice amongst a panel of experts. The experts provided their unique perspectives and solutions when it comes to the problems our society is facing today all while News 6 anchor Ginger Gadsden serves as the moderator. Our experts included University of Central Florida assistant sociology professor Dr. Jonathan Cox, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, American Academy of Pediatrics spokeswoman Dr. Candice Jones, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon, Sen. David Simmons and vice president of the Brevard Federation of Teachers Vanessa Skipper. To rewatch Real Talk: A Candid Conversation, click the blue link below. [REWATCH: News 6 hosts Real Talk: A Candid Conversation on racial inequality in America]Watch The Weekly Sunday mornings only on News 6.
Floridas Fourth Estate: News 6 viewers send in hatemail about anchors long hair
This week News 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden open up the hatemail bag and unpack a few gems from some people who just dont like long hair. In this weeks edition of Floridas Fourth Estate, we share some of the messages viewers send in when they just dont like what they see. One person pointed out our long hair made us look like strippers. Another recent gem was to remind my co-anchor Lisa Bell and I that our long hair just isn't professional. "Please tell your female newscasters on the 6 pm news (Ginger and Lisa) that their long stringy hair is not attractive and is very distracting.
WATCH LIVE: News 6 hosts Real Talk: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations
ORLANDO, Fla. In honor of Juneteenth and as a result of recent protests surrounding the death of George Floyd, News 6 is hosting Real Talk: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations. The town hall discussion will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and will be streamed on Facebook and at ClickOrlando.com/Juneteenth. The event, which will be moderated by News 6 anchor Ginger Gadsden, will feature talks about racial inequality in America, police accountability and developing solutions that will lead to a more fair and just future. Were also inviting the public to take part in the dialogue. You can submit questions by going to ClickOrlando.com/Juneteenth.
Floridas Fourth Estate: The thing everyone wonders about space travel
ORLANDO, Fla. It has been a long time coming but the United States is on the cusp of history once again as American astronauts prepare to launch from Floridas Space Coast. News 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden talk with colleague and space expert, Erik von Ancken, about his years of covering the space program and having a front seat to this extraordinary moment. We also find out the one question astronauts do not seem to want to answer about lengthy space travel.
Florida’s Fourth Estate: Matt and Ginger read messages from viewers
Ever wonder the kinds of voicemails, messages and emails News 6 anchors receive? This week anchors Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin give us a delicious taste of the dreaded compliment sandwich. Florida’s Fourth Estate looks at everything from swampy politics to a fragile environment and even the crazy headlines that make Florida the craziest state in the Union. Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin use decades of experience as journalists to dissect the headlines that impact Florida. Big influencers like Attorney John Morgan, renowned Florida journalists and the scientists protecting Florida’s ecosystem can often be found as guests.
'You ladies': News 6 anchors talk about psychological impact of sexist trolls online
click to enlarge Photo via Ginger Gadsden/FacebookWKMG anchors Ginger Gadsden, Lisa Bell and Julie Broughton"Would you like to start with rude or gross?" Austin says when anchors compete over who has the most intense hate mail, Broughton typically comes out on top, making her the perfect interlocutor on the topic of trolls. They actually get pretty real about the sexist and creepy shit that washes up on Austin's inbox and notification shores. "'You're too fat, you're too skinny, you're too sexy, you're too dumpy,'" she says. Either way, Broughton is putting on a brave face.orlandoweekly.com
Florida’s Fourth Estate: Why News 6 anchor Ginger Gadsden will be off the show temporarily
ORLANDO, Fla. – This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, News 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden discuss why Ginger will be off the show for a little while. Before getting emotional, we introduce you to a "Floridiot" that had a flawed escape plan. We also say farewell to a popular grocery store and explore the new way astronauts will get to the launch pad. Learn a little and laugh a lot during this week’s episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate.
Florida’s Fourth Estate: Gatorland helps News 6 anchors get up close and personal with wildlife
ORLANDO, Fla. – This week on “Florida’s Fourth Estate,” News 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden explore Florida’s vigorous wildlife population with a little help from a local expert. Brandon Fisher, from Gatorland, stops by to talk to the anchors about gators and snakes. In Austin’s own words, here’s how this week’s episode goes down:“Two scaly critters arrive in the podcast studio. Learn a little and laugh a lot during this week’s episode of “Florida’s Fourth Estate.”Watch Florida’s Fourth Estate in the video player at the top of this story or download the episode on Apple Podcasts. Florida’s Fourth Estate podcast with Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin looks at everything from swampy politics to a fragile environment and even the crazy headlines that make Florida the craziest state in the Union.
News 6 introduces ‘News 6/360′ newscast
ORLANDO, Fla. – WKMG-TV News 6, the Graham Media Group-owned CBS affiliate in Orlando Florida, continues to transform the landscape of news viewing with the introduction of “News 6/360.” Presented by the station’s website, ClickOrlando.com, News 6/360 is the first-of-its-kind newscast shot and produced entirely in 360 degrees. This new, interactive, immersive experience is designed to be viewer friendly, easy to use and will keep viewers coming back for each new newscast. Hosted by News 6 anchor Ginger Gadsden and News 6 digital reporter Brianna Volz, viewers may notice them holding notes. Ginger and Brianna interact with each other and the viewers off the cuff, giving the newscast a high-energy, less formal and conversational tone. Viewers can watch News 6/360 on their Android phones by going to ClickOrlando.com or their News 6 App.
Self-defense: What you can do when seconds matter
So anchors Lisa Bell, Ginger Gadsden and Julie Broughton went to a local self-defense class to find out what you can do when seconds matter. It's not about brute strength -- it's all about body mechanics when you're taking on someone bigger and stronger than you. "The first thing you need to be is aware," said former Lake Mary police officer and self-defense expert Zach Hudson. But you have to remember to do all of that in just the few seconds that you have to react, so which most are most effective? Friedman said heel palms, elbow strikes and knee strikes do a lot of damage and can be an equalizer.
How Ocearch tags, tracks great white sharks off Florida's coast
We love to hear about sharks pinging off the coast, but do we know how or why it happens? The Ocearch team picked up Gadsden and her team at Ponce Inlet. Oftentimes, people say, 'What should I do now that we know the white sharks are here?' So, on New Year's Day, when Savannah, a great white, pinged off Cape Canaveral, it was because the Ocearch team had previously tagged her and now follows her every move in near-real time. Its global shark tracker keeps tabs on every shark Ocearch has tagged.
EP205: Florida's Fourth Estate -- Worst anchor advice
ORLANDO, Fla. – This week on Florida's Fourth Estate -- what's green, explosive and flies through the night sky? What's 17 feet long and has Floridians terrified? Who’s the "Floridiot of the Week?" Plus News 6 anchors Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin discuss the worst career advice they have been given over the years.