Posts Tagged ‘wfor’

WLTV gets a bird…well, sort of…

UPDATE: 07/23/2014 – Our friends at SFLTV.com now report that WLTV’s new “Vision 23″ is in fact, only a vision. The helicopter shown in the promo shot (right) is real, but only serves as a back-up for the other two news helicopter’s in the market (WSVN’s “Skyforce 7″ and WPLG’s shared “Sky 10.” The decked out bird shown in the promos is the former helicopter from WTSP, but does not exist in its “Vision 23″ form shown (right)

WLTV does have access to a helicopter now, but only because the station has joined the sharing agreement between WPLG, WFOR and WTVJ, with WPLG’s Sky 10. Now four TV stations in one market are sharing the same helicopter, leaving only WSVN as the only station in the Miami market to operate its own helicopter.

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Our friends at SFLTV.com report that Miami Univision affiliate WLTV now has its own news helicopter. The station began running promos several weeks ago, bragging the station’s new toy, dubbed “Vision 23.”

This new bird makes only it only the third TV news helicopter to be used in Miami. WSVN’s “Skyforce 7″ and WPLG’s “Sky 10,” which is shared with comptetitor’s WFOR and WTVJ.

SFLTV.com also reports that the new WLTV helicopter was formerly WTSP’s “Sky 10″ (left). The helicopter could formerly be seen flying over the skies in the Tampa market, until WTSP joined a helicopter sharing agreement with fellow stations WTVT and WFTS. in 2009.

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07 2014

Over time trouble at WFOR…

(from GossipExtra.com) – A spat over comp time and long hours has erupted in the newsroom of WFOR-CBS4 after veteran reporter Gary Nelson called out News Director Liz Roldan publicly, Gossip Extra has learned.

According to an email exchange between 22-year station veteran Nelson and Roldan sent to the entire newsroom, Nelson has been denied requests for time off based on comp time for several 15-hour work days.

Seems that Nelson was told his comp time expired before he was able to enjoy it.

So he emailed Roldan Friday to ask her to spell out comp time policy at the CBS-owned and operated station. He noted that never in his two decades at CBS did comp time expire before employees could use it….Cont….

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07 2014

John Gerard joins WFOR Weather….

(from TVSpy.com) - Meteorologist John Gerard is joining WFOR, the CBS-owned station in Miami, as the weekend weather anchor. In his new role, which begins June 15, he will also be the primary fill-in for chief meteorologist Craig Setzer.

Gerard moves to Miami from San Antonio, where he has been a meteorologist at WOAI for the past four years. He has previously worked in South Florida at WPLG and WTVJ in Miami….Cont….

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05 2014

Irika Sargent to WFOR/WBFS…

(from TVSpy.com) – Miami CBS owned station WFOR has announced Irika Sargent will be joining Rick Folbaum as co-anchor of the evening newscasts.

“We are excited to welcome Irika Sargent to CBS4,” Adam Levy, VP and GM of WFOR-WBFS said in a statement. “Irika will be another key addition to the talented and experienced news team we have here and we look forward to having her partner with Rick, starting in May.”

Sargent comes from KPRC in Houston where she is a weekend anchor and nightside reporter. She has also worked in Mobile, AL, Columbia, MO, and London, England….Cont….

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02 2014

Walter Makaula joins WFOR…

(from TVSpy.com) - Miami’s WFOR has announced Walter Makaula will join the CBS owned station as co-anchor for “CBS4 News this Morning.”

Makaula will make his on-air debut one week after he joins the station on January 13.

Makaula comes to WFOR from KSWB in San Diego, CA where he was an anchor. He has also worked at KHNL and KGMB in Honolulu, HI….Cont….

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12 2013