Print guy goes to TV…

(from Bob Norman -This is a tough one to write, so I may as well get to the point.

I’ve accepted a job at WPLG-TV (Channel 10) and will be starting there in a couple of weeks. The offer was pretty simple: Local 10 asked me if I wanted to bring my brand of journalism to the airwaves, and I accepted the challenge.
The truth is that if five years ago somebody would have told me this was going to happen, I wouldn’t have believed them. I had no desire to go to TV; I’ve always been a true-blue print guy. But the more work I’ve done on-screen — from Frontline to the documentary Outrage to This Week in South Florida (with WPLG’s own Michael Putney) to True Crime With Aphrodite Jones —  the more I liked it. There’s an immediacy and excitement in it that’s easy to love.
That it was WPLG only made the decision easier. It’s a Post-Newsweek station with a longstanding dedication to high-quality political and government reporting. I’ve got a lot to learn, but I also bring something to the table, so it has the makings of a great match….Cont….

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