Posts Tagged ‘WFLX’

WPTV wins Feb 2015, station profiled…

(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 →

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03 2015

Mike Garber departs WPTV/WFLX as N/D…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Mike Garber has been named VP and news director for Dallas-Fort Worth CBS owned stations KTVT and KTXA.

Garber was rumored to have left WPTV in West Palm Beach, FL, last week. He had been news director there since 2012. He has also worked as news director at WTLV-WJXX in Jacksonville, FL, and WLTX in Columbia, SC….Cont….

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07 2014

Shannon Cake to go part time at WPTV…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) Shannon Cake, anchor of the 5:30 p.m. news on WPTV-Channel 5 and 10 p.m. on WFLX-Fox 29, says she’s stepping down from the Fox newscast after asking her bosses to work part-time.

Cake, who’s been at the NBC affiliate for 18 years, tells Gossip Extra exclusively that pressing family matters took precedent over her heavy work load.

“It’s something that we worked on for months,” said Cake, who’s also an investigative reporter. “My parents are getting older and my dad had a health scare recently. That was a wake up call.

“And then, when you get to sleep every morning at 2 a.m. after work, you’re not really good to anyone in the morning. My two children (3 and 5) need me….Cont….

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05 2014

The FCC tightens media ownership/”sharing” rules…

(from TheHill.com) – The Federal Communications Commission voted Monday to crack down on cooperation between broadcasters.

In a contentious vote that attracted scrutiny from Republicans in the agency and on Capitol Hill, the FCC approved an order that will keep broadcast companies from sharing resources on advertising sales.

Under current FCC rules, a single broadcast company cannot own more than one of the top four broadcast stations in a media market.

But prior to the agency’s actions on Monday, a broadcast company could use a Joint Service Agreement (JSA) to control advertising sales across multiple broadcast stations. Critics of this practice said it allowed broadcasters to control multiple stations in practice without technically violating the agency’s ownership rules….Cont….

How could this impact Florida? There are seven markets in Florida where a company owns, manages or has influence on more than one TV station in a market: West Palm Beach (WPTV & WFLX), Jacksonville (WAWS & WTEV, WTLV & WJXX), Pensacola/Mobile (WEAR & WFGX, WPMI & WJTC…soon to be WKRG/WALA/WFNA), Fort Myers (WBBH & WZVN), Tallahassee (WTWC, WTLH, WTLF), and Gainesville/Ocala (WGFL, WMYW, WNBW), Orlando (WOFL & WRBW), Miami (WTVJ & WSCV).

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04 2014

Parker/Sanz leaving WPTV/WFLX…

Sources tell Florida News Center that West Palm Beach’s WPTV-TV/WFLX-TV will be losing several staffers.

Morning meteorologist Kait Parker is leaving the station at the end of the month to join The Weather Channel. Parker joined WPTV/WFLX in 2010 from WAKA-TV in Montgomery, AL. So far there is no word on who will replace Parker on the morning show. Stay tuned.

Sources also tell Florida News Center that WPTV/WFLX political reporter Alex Sanz will also be leaving the station and the end of the month. Sanz is taking a reporting correspondent job with the Associated Press. He will be based out of Atlanta, covering the southeastern United States. Sanz came to WPTV from KHOU-TV in Houston

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12 2013