Alejandra Molina departs WJAN, joins WSCV…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – WSCV has added Alejandra Molina as co-anchor of the Miami Telemundo-owned station’s morning news.

She will officially join WSCV on July 13.

Molina comes to WSCV from América TeVé WJAN in Miami….Cont….

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Devan Coffaro joins WALA….

Devan Coffaro has been hired at Mobile/Penscola’s WALA. She will be the station’s newest reporter.

Coffaro comes to WALA straight out of the University of Central Florida and time spent interning at Orlando’s WOFL, WFTV and WKMG.

//hattip to Southern Alabama TV/Radio

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Paul and Katie LaGrone cleared in DCF case…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) – The child neglect investigation that ensnared WPTV-Channel 5 reporter Katie LaGrone and her husband, WPBF-Channel 25 anchorman Paul LaGrone, has been closed, the Florida Department of Children and Families confirmed today.

And although the results of the six-week probe are not being released to the public, Katie LaGrone told us DCF found no indication their actions as parents are dangerous for the children.

A DCF case worker and West Palm Beach Police officer dropped in on TV’s power couple after someone reported to the state that one of the couple’s two children, 6-year-old Jacob, was routinely left alone to roam the streets of their gated community in the Land of the Presidents section. Read the rest of this entry →

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WFTV dominates June….

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – The June ratings brought more good news to ABC affiliate WFTV-Channel 9, which scored big victories in many time periods.

The 25-54 age group at 6 p.m. weekdays reveal WFTV’s strength. WFTV averaged 34,268 viewers to WESH-Channel 2′s 16,552, WKMG-Channel 6′s 14,135 and WOFL-Channel 35′s 6,424. (The Orlando Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.)

WFTV’s dominance was clear as well in households, another way to measure viewing. At 6 p.m., Read the rest of this entry →

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WPEC leadership plot firings in 2014 audio clip…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) – In a meeting for managers at WPEC’s West Palm Beach studios late last year, General Manager Mike Pumo, HR Boss Julie Dyer and News Director Mike McCormick purportedly discussed how to properly and legally fire station employees.

They even got some good yucks when McCormick brought up his worries that firings in 2014 may have been illegal! Read the rest of this entry →

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