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(edited from TVSpy.com) – Nicole Hogensen has been promoted to news director for the West Palm Beach, Fla., NBC and Fox affiliate WPTV–WFLX.
She started at the station as managing editor in 2010 and was promoted to assistant news director last year.
Hogensen worked at WTVR in Richmond, Va., before coming to WPTV….Cont….
(from TVNewsCheck.com) – WPTV, the Scripps NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., says it was No. 1 in households in all morning and evening newscasts during November.
But it was particularly tight at 11 p.m., according to Christine Baron, WPTV’s creative services director.
“WPTV’s 11p.m. news was just hundredths of a difference from first, second and third.” Read the rest of this entry →
GossipExtra.com reports that changes at happening at WPTV/WFLX.
In a memo to the staff of WPTV this morning, station officials announced that longtime morning anchors Roxanne Stein and John Favole (right), are being pulled off the show that’s been theirs for 20 years. They are being re-assigned to the morning newscast on their low rated sister station, WFLX. The duo will then re-join WPTV for a brand-new, one-hour broadcast set to start airing on at 11 a.m.
Station manager Lloyd Bucher commented that “John and Roxanne have done a tremendous job helping us to retain the #1 spot in the market and I am confident that this duo will build a strong 11 a.m. newscast too.” Read the rest of this entry →
(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – In the West Palm Beach market, WPTV wins the morning news time period from 4:30 to 7am, beating the combined ratings of the other local newscasts in the market.
When TVNewsCheck asked Christine Baron, WPTV’s creative services director, why she thinks the station had such a strong performance, she says the station has the most resources out gathering news content the most in the studio to further the stories in the morning.
“The WPTV morning news crew is the largest in the market,” she says, “and we’re a digital-first newsroom. We’re the only local station with two meteorologists in that time period. We have the only chopper in the market. We have a traffic team when you combo the chopper and traffic anchor.” Read the rest of this entry →