Posts Tagged ‘WPBF’

WPTV wins Feb 2015, station profiled…

(edited from - 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

WPBF upgrades to full HD…

(from - WPBF, the Hearst ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., has completed a production control room and technical core upgrade in a new engineering wing that allows it to broadcast its signal at full high-definition resolution.

The station upgrade also includes new engineering offices and a more powerful HVAC system for all engineering operations.

Completed through a phased approach without disrupting on-air broadcasts, the WPBF facility upgrade was overseen by BeckTV, a Denver-based systems integrator. The upgrade includes new rack systems and a re-designed electrical distribution system that supports the heavier current loads required by an IT broadcast infrastructure….Cont….

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04 2014

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…

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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