New Anchor Team Hits the Air in O-Town


WFTV Anchors Jorge Estevez and Nancy Alvarez started their new gig last night delivering the news at 10 p.m. on sister station WRDQ.

Their schedule will be 10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays on WRDQ and at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sundays on WFTV. 

"I don't really consider myself an anchor. I'm a reporter," Alvarez, 36, said Monday to the Orlando Sentinel. "I've been assigned to anchor a newscast. I'm a reporter first."

Estevez, who turns 39 Friday, echoed that sentiment. "The secret is to be a solid reporter who can anchor a newscast versus a solid anchor who can go out and report," he said. "The secret is getting out there in the community."

Viewers will see them reporting on the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Alvarez knows the community well after working at News 13 and WKMG-Channel 6. She joined WFTV nearly four years ago after a three-year anchor stint in Fort Myers.

Estevez has been back at WFTV for nearly two years after working for six years as an anchor at the CBS station in Miami. He had worked at WFTV for five years before that.

" (Orlando) It's a big enough city where it's cosmopolitan, but yet at the same time there's a family, community, neighborhood feel," he said.

Alvarez said she and her husband, WFTV photographer Chris Miller, wanted to bring up their family here. They have two children, ages 3 years and 6 months.

"I think Orlando gives me the perfect balance," Alvarez said. "It's a great place for the news, and it's a great place to raise kids."