Posts Tagged ‘WPEC’

Former WPEC anchor opens PR firm…

Jose Lambiet reports on his Gossip Extra site that former WPEC morning anchor Emily Pantelides has started a new public relations company.

Her new company, Pantelides PR & Consulting already has an impressive list of clients and is ready to serve the West Palm Beach and South Florida area.

Pantelides resigned from WPEC in October of 2012, after just four years with the station. She has most recently been a spokesperson and “social media expert” for a Fortune 500 company.

16

01 2015

WESH announces new weekend anchor team…

Orlando’s WESH has announced that Adrian Whitsett (right #1) and Summer Knowles (right#2) will be the station’s new weekend evening anchor team. Both Whitsett and Knowles will also serve as station reporters during the week day shifts.

Whitsett comes to WESH from sister Hearst station KETV in Omaha, NE, where he was reporter and fill-in anchor. He served four years of active duty in the Marine Coprs from 1999-2003, serving in Iraq. News Director Kirsten Wolff told the Orlando Sentinel that “Adrian’s experiences as a Marine and as a seasoned journalist give him a unique point of view that will connect with Central Florida’s large military community.” He starts officially January 27th. Read the rest of this entry →

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01 2015

Johnathan Beaton from radio to TV…

(from TVSpy.com) - Orlando radio reporter Jonathan Beaton makes his last appearances on all-news station WDBO today. Monday, he starts as a television reporter at West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC. The Orlando Sentinel reports Beaton had a rapid rise in Central Florida:

Beaton began as an intern at WDBO in 2011 and later joined the news team full time. He covered the George Zimmerman trial, and his reporting was featured on ABC News Radio and CNN Headline News….Cont….

06

09 2014

WTTA adds local news show…

WTTA-TV, the My Network TV affiliate for the Tampa market has added a new local news show entitled Great 38 News Now. The new half hour newscast, airing Sundays at 7pm, focuses on the goings on in the Tampa market and less on the traditional “news” format like other local stations.

The new broadcast is hosted by former Bay News 9 anchor Jenn Holloway and is recorded and produced locally at WTTA’s Tampa studios.

Sinclair Broadcast Group sister station WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach has also started producing daily news updates for the Tampa market. These updates air on WTTA as short segments between programming, three times daily, using anchor and meteorological talent from WPEC.

Check out the promo below for Great 38 News Now for an example.

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16

08 2014

Police chief fingered the wrong station, everyone is upset…

(from TVSpy.com) – West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC has been cleared by the Riviera Beach police department of disturbing the police chief Friday night, an incident which reportedly led him to call the offending crew racist in an email.

The story, which was first reported by the blog Gossip Extra said Riviera Beach Police Chief Clarence Williams called a WPEC crew racist after they disturbed his neighbors and 87-year-old mother when they showed up at his door Friday night looking for answers about an amber alert hat had been canceled.

Now, both Riviera Beach police and WPEC have turned their attention to Gossip Extra and want the media blog to retract its story….Cont….

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05 2014