Moving Out of Jacksonville

Longtime Jacksonville Anchor Mark Spain says he has found another job away from the first coast.

Spain spent 15 years anchoring the news at WTLV and then WJAX (formally WTEV) before he was handed his walking papers by the Cox owned station. Spain was one of five anchors at WJAX/WFOX who were jettisoned from the news operations there last summer (FIRST reported by FTVLive).

Spain has been pounding the pavement looking for a new job and now he says he found one. He confirms the new gig is outside North Florida, but he would not be more specific on his relocation due to a pre-employment agreement (i.e. he's replacing another Anchor somewhere). 

“It’s been a pleasure to serve the news viewers in Jacksonville over the past nearly 15 years,” Spain said. “Moving out of state will be bittersweet. My family and I have loved Northeast Florida, the people and climate.”

“We may be moving, but we will carry with us a treasure-trove of fond memories,” Spain said. “I learned so much from my colleagues in Jax. They helped make the news products and me better.”

H/T Florida Times Union