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Dude, where’s my car?

Chances are you’ve seen these two car attendants on their little joyride in the 1986 comedy film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ferris drops off a Ferrari (owned by his buddy’s dad) to parking attendants to continue his ‘day off’ with friends, later to find out many miles were added to the odometer when they got the car back. Panic ensues. It’s a hell of a movie. It...

Caylee Anthony Memorial

My good friend Gary Peterson was in town this weekend. We were busy working on the launch of the new version of our website FindJodi.com. We’ve worked on the case 10 years and continue on…hoping to solve it. If you haven’t seen our new video – please check it out. While Gary was here, we took a drive out to the Caylee Anthony memorial in Orlando. I had never been out there...

Day 36: Chest, Shoulders & Triceps

Monday, Monday. You’re not that great. It was tough to get out of bed and get moving today. I had a Spreecast this morning and some other work to get done on the web, but I got my workout in before work at the TV station. This workout is pretty good. Upper body. Lot of pushups and dumbbell work. But I was fried again, so the performance was less than stellar. It’s been like a roller...

Old Amway Arena to implode in March

[singlepic id=7 w=360 h=240 float=left] I worked on a pretty neat story today. The old Amway Arena in Orlando will be imploded in March. Originally, developers were going to take it down piece by piece, but that wouldn’t be fun. BLOW IT UP! Actually, it’ll cost the same ($2 million from the city and the Creative Village Developers will pick up the rest), and will be cleared out by...

WFTV while the state wakes up

I had to share this picture from one of our talented photographers Phillip Mangels. He was out shooting early morning house fire with our reporter Steve Barrett and snapped this pic. He is quite the photographer on the side so he knows how to make it look great. But this gives you an idea of what is happening when most of us are sleeping in Central Florida. They’re busting their butts to...

The search for missing Orlando mom Michelle Parker

There are some interesting things happening in Orlando. A search is currently going on for a missing mother of three from Orlando. Michelle Parker has been missing more than two weeks now. She’s 33. She disappeared after dropping her kids off to ex-fiance Dale Smith’s house. That same day, an episode of ‘The People’s Court’ aired regarding a dispute they had over a...

Laboring this Labor Day

What is is like to have Labor Day off? I can’t say I’ve ever had it off. Television news never sleeps, and for that reason – I’ve worked the last 10 labor days as far as I can remember. I can’t say I mind. The days are quiet, people are happy and things get done in a quiet, controlled atmosphere.  The roads aren’t busy. And I can use a day off some other time...

The bird takes flight

Have you ever been to a sporting event and noticed you happened to land a spot in line with the television cameras? It’s the kind of seat you either had some really good contacts in order to swing the tickets, or you just happened to be in the limelight by chance. You know you called your friends to tell them ‘watch for me, I’ll be on’. I have to believe that was going...

Orenthal James Simpson v. Casey Anthony

I can barely remember the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted. But I do remember where I was. It was 9th grade, and I was in a band class at Southwest Junior High in Forest Lake, Minnesota. A bunch of us played percussion and we’d hide in the back behind the bulky instruments during rehearsal. Bass drums provided excellent cover from the enemy sniper (the instructor). But on October 3, 1995, we...

Dinosaurs in Central Florida

I have enjoyed living in different parts of the country. From the Midwest to the Southwest and now to the Southeast, I’ve learned a lot about the lay of the land and what LIVES on that land. I’m talking about creepy, regional creatures. In Minnesota, there wasn’t really a threat from one, main creature. I guess a black bear would come to mind, but I bet I’ve seen one in 25...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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