Two WEAR Channel 3 Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

April 5, 2020

Two employees at WEAR TV 3 in Pensacola have tested positive for COVID-19, the station announced during a Sunday evening newscast.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have suspended production in our newsroom starting Sunday for the next several days,” the station said on their website.

Sunday evening’s newscast on Channel 3 was mostly broadcast from their sister station WPMI TV 15 in Mobile; both stations are owned by the same company. During a local segment broadcast from the front lawn of the TV station, WEAR anchor Sue Straughn announced the COVID-19 cases and said WEAR 3 will continue to air local news. is a news partner with WEAR 3 – we often share stories, photos, and video. publisher William Reynolds said no one from has had any physical contact with anyone from WEAR 3 in many weeks, nor has anyone from been inside WEAR’s studio this year.

“We wish our friends at WEAR the very best as they work through these trying times, and we offer our prayers to those directly impacted,” Reynolds said.


11 Responses to “Two WEAR Channel 3 Employees Test Positive For COVID-19”

  1. alan on April 6th, 2020 1:51 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to everyone at WEAR-TV. God bless and protect.

  2. Kathy Ely on April 6th, 2020 12:19 pm

    We can look to Jesus Christ in any circumstances and any diseases . He is still on the throne and the Great Physician. We all need to pray for each other and bind together in faith. God will come through . Prayers for all who are sick in this time of uncertainty.

  3. Linda Petty on April 6th, 2020 9:41 am

    Prayers and appreciation for all those still working

  4. Channel Surfer on April 6th, 2020 9:32 am

    I watch WEAR TV 3 as a LAST resort. However, wish no one any sickness.

  5. Concerned on April 6th, 2020 8:06 am

    Prayers for all wear tv. May God bless all of you and heal the ones that are sick and protect the others.

  6. George on April 6th, 2020 8:05 am

    I would say if it was really “out of an abundance of caution” WEAR would have done something BEFORE two employees caught it.

    Afterward like this, it’s not really “out of an abundance of caution” any more..

  7. Sharon on April 6th, 2020 6:26 am

    Praying for all and a quick recovery! My household watches 3 in the morning and the evening news every day!

  8. Anne on April 6th, 2020 5:33 am

    WEAR Family, Hopes and Prayers for each of you especially those who have this terrible virus.
    For all, well and impacted by this virus, Positive Thoughts and Prayers for US.
    God Bless Us All.
    Distance, Stay Home when you can, Don’t gather up, Love is stronger than this thing.

  9. Sjadorhia hand on April 5th, 2020 10:28 pm

    Sorry FOR the horrible virus THAT attack the workers who put they LIFE on the line to inform people like me about information that risk the bravehearts life doe our people,news is very important and I will never take it for granted

  10. Terrie Taylor on April 5th, 2020 9:03 pm

    Prayers go out to the persons who have this terrible virus and their families.

  11. Sharon Woodruff on April 5th, 2020 8:50 pm

    Prayers to the all of you—-especially the sick ones. I’m 77 years old and never been thru any thing like this.9/11 was a different fear. This is right outside my door. I can keep away from it. All of you and the other first responders do not have that option. My prayer go out to all of you Thank you!