Posts Tagged ‘WPBF’

Former WPBF director found naked, dies…

(edited from PalmBeachPost.com)

died at a hospital on Saturday while in custody with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Officers found him incoherent and naked in the water at the park, along State Road A1A at the border of Indian River and Brevard counties.

A spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office said Robinson seemed to be under the influence of an undetermined substance. His death is still under investigation. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2016

Mark Kelly to mornings at WPBF….

WPBF announced that Mark Kelly has been named as the West Palm Beach station’s new morning anchor.

Kelly will start on the air tomorrow, 8/2.

He comes to the anchor desk as a reporter from KPIX in San Francisco. Before that he worked at WSET in the Roanoke, VA market.

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08 2016

The LaGrone’s to depart WPB, headed to Tampa…

GossipExtra.com reports that WPTV reporter Katie LaGrone and her husband, WPBF morning anchor Paul LaGrone are leaving the West Palm Beach market.

The couple are headed to Tampa, where Paul already has an anchor job lined up with WFTS. Katie is in current negotiations with an employer in the same area.

Katie told GossipExtra that they are leaving West Palm Beach because “Paul’s family lives in Tampa and he’s getting a great job.”

Readers of this website might recall that the LaGrone’s were investigated for child neglect by the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office. Read the rest of this entry →

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04 2016

WPTV claims November ’15 sweeps win…

(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 →

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12 2015

Jimmie Johnson joins WPBF…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Jimmie Johnson is joining WPTV as the station’s new reporter. He will sign-on at the West Palm Beach station on Nov 30th.

He comes to WPBF from KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, TX, where has worked since 2013.

“I look forward to bringing residents along the Gold and Treasure Coast, ‘Live. Local. Late Breaking News,’” Johnson wrote on his Facebook page.

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10 2015