Husband and Wife Compete at Rival Orlando Stations

By Andrew Gauthier 

Orlando Sentinel

Your spouse works for your competitor. How do you handle that challenge?

WFTV-Channel 9 anchor-reporter Vanessa Welch and WESH-Channel 2 meteorologist Jason Brewer know the drill. They have been in the Orlando market for three years.


“Some news director might frown on having competing couples,” says Brewer, 36. “We’ve tried to be as honest and loyal to whatever company we’re working for and just do our jobs and have a healthy competition. So far, we havent had any issues.”

They aren’t scheduled head to head often, but when they are, they race to see the ratings. More…