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Action News Jax launches Jacksonville's only news helicopter

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Action News Jax launched Jacksonville's only news helicopter Monday morning.

CBS47 and FOX30 debuted Sky Action News Jax – Jacksonville’s only newsgathering helicopter, proving once again, they’re the news leader in Jacksonville, St. Johns County and the surrounding area.

“We’re excited to be the only local media outlet in Jacksonville to bring this type of news coverage to our TV and digital audience,” said Jim Zerwekh, VP and General Manager of WFOX and WJAX TV. “We have an unmatched commitment to covering breaking news, the big stories of the day and traffic coverage. Having the market’s only helicopter gives us a huge advantage to deliver on that commitment, day in and day out.”

The Jacksonville market is very spread out, covering hundreds of square miles. 

“No matter where news is happening – breaking news, important stories of the day, traffic mayhem on our highways – our helicopter gives viewers a clear view they can’t get anywhere else,” said Bob Longo, News Director for Action News Jax. “From Jacksonville and Duval County to St Augustine and St Johns County to all points in Clay, Nassau, Baker and South Georgia, we’ve got viewers covered.” Every day we’re living up to our brand of ‘Local Coverage You Can Count on.’”

You can see Sky Action News Jax on CBS47 and FOX30 during morning newscasts and anytime when major news is breaking.