Posts Tagged ‘WPBF’

Oh SH*T! – Did I just say that?

Check out the video below, as WPBF-TV morning anchor Felicia Rodriguez let an S-bomb fly during the 5:30am newscast. The newscast continues on with the story, as though nothing happened. Is this news? NO…but the FCC tells us that it’s a no-no, so here be the video…

hattip//Gossip Extra


02 2014

Justin Mosely to leave WPBF, back to SNN…

(from - Sources tell Florida News Center that WPBF meteorologist Justin Mosely is leaving the West Palm Beach station, after just a year.

Mosely is headed back to Sarasota area 24hr cable news channel, SNN. He will officially be back on the air at SNN March 3rd.

Mosely joined WPBF in 2013, after working over 7 years at SNN.

Stay tuned to Florida News Center for any further details.


02 2014

November 2013 Sweeps: West Palm Beach…

The November 2013 ratings period have been announced for the West Palm Beach TV market…and they are quite telling. Historical market leader WPTV-TV continues to dominate this market, crushing its competition in virtually every news time slot. WPBF-TV take second place, in every slot except for noon, where WPEC-TV finally makes it on the radar (could CBS’s syndicated “The Price is Right” have helped WPEC at noon…hmmm?). H/T to our friends at

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12 2013

Website trys to shame WPB TV and print reporters…

(from – Using an image that’s become the symbol of many protest movements around the world, the owner of a website that appeared this week with the DOBs, and home addresses and private hone numbers of Palm Beach County reporters released a statement today.

After Gossip Extra reached out to the person through the website to ask what’s up, the video above was included in the otherwise-empty email sent in response.

In the statement made in a digitally altered voice, the website operator claims his/her publishing the information is a form of protest against reporters that he/she claims are too “lazy” to cover corruption in Palm Beach County.

So far, he/she is so worked up about the low quality of local media that he/she included private information about dozens of reporters at WPEC-Channel 12 and The Palm Beach Post….Cont….


10 2013

Cris Martinez to Wx at WPBF, for now…

(from – Meteorologist Cris Martinez has been picked up by West Palm Beach ABC affiliate WPBF.

“So good to be here. You know, Florida boy at heart,” Martinez told morning anchors Paul LaGrone and Felicia Rodriguez who introduced him to viewers on the station’s morning newscast yesterday.

Martinez had been laid off from Atlanta’s WGCL in June. On yesterday’s show, he said he was filling in for Sandra Shaw until she returns from maternity leave….Cont….


08 2013

WPBF bails early on Oscar…

(from - WPBF-Channel 25 may have violated its contract with ABC last night when the West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast station cut out of the live broadscast of the Oscars a tad early!

By some accounts, the station shaved off up to two minutes from the show’s credits and last commercials — a definite no-no in the television world, especially when it involves high-audience broadcasts like the Academy Awards.

Fines could end up being leveled against the area’s No. 2 station….Cont….

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02 2013

Justin Mosely to West Palm Beach….

(from - Justin Mosely, chief meteorologist at SNN Local News, is leaving Southwest Florida to broadcast the weather on Florida’s east coast, at an ABC TV affiliate in West Palm Beach.

His last day in front of the Sarasota weather map will be Feb. 6. His first day at his new broadcast home, WPBF-Channel 25, where he will also be a meteorologist on staff, will be Thursday.

Mosely is SNN’s longest-tenured employee, said Linda DesMarais, SNN’s executive vice president and general manager.

“He has grown his skills and talent year after year, and has been very important to the success of the station,” DesMarais told staffers. “Justin is an exceptional team player, and I know everyone here will miss him.”….Cont….


02 2013

Todd McDermott to WPBF…

(edited from – Todd McDermott, a morning news co-anchor on the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh, is leaving to take a job with a station in West Palm Beach,Fla.

McDermott is leaving to anchor the evening broadcasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. for WPBF-TV in Florida, which is owned by Hearst Television….Cont….


10 2012

Eric Burris leaves WPBF, headed to WESH…

(from – Coming aboard at WESH-Channel 2: Eric Burris as weekend meteorologist.

He starts the week of Oct. 22. “Orlando is his home, and he’s happy to move back close to family and friends,” WESH news director Bob Longo said in announcing the hire.

Burris has a seal from the American Meteorological Society and earned a degree in geosciences from Mississippi State University….Cont….


09 2012

Paige Harrison named as N/D at WPBF…

(from – Paige Harrison is joining WPBF as news director.  Harrison comes to the West Palm Beach ABC affiliate from WTAEin Pittsburgh where she was assistant news director.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to return to Florida and join the area’s most talented and hard-working local news team,” said Harrison. “WPBF 25 has seen historic ratings growth, and I look forward to further strengthening our commitment to the South Florida viewers.”

Harrison, who moves from one Hearst station to another, fills the empty chair vacated by Kyle Grimes’ promotion to president and general manager of Hearst Stations WPTZ-WNNE in Plattsburgh-Burlington….Cont….


09 2012