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(edited from PalmBeachPost.com) – A 57-year-old West Palm Beach man who died after being found naked in Sebastian Inlet State Park once worked as a director for WPBF Channel 25 news, a former co-worker said Tuesday.
Peter Robinson 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 →
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.
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.”
(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 →