Posts Tagged ‘WPEC’

WPTV photog mistaken for “ATM bandit”….

(edited from TVSpy.com) –  West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC mistakenly identified WPTV chief photographer Eric Pasquarelli as an ATM bandit in a news open.

“Breaking news,” said WPEC anchor Eric Roby at the start of the Noon news as Pasquarelli walked into the shot. “The accused thief targeting the elderly at area ATMs just walked in front of our cameras, being taken away by police.”

While it was a bad timing, Facebook had a great time mistaken ID as posters had a good laugh at their newly minted ATM bandit friend.

 

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05 2016

Lauren Hills to depart WPEC…

FTVLive.com reports that reporter Lauren Hills will depart West Palm Beach station in two weeks.

So far there is no word on where she is headed. She joined the station in November 2011. Her station bio page has already been wiped clean from Sinclair Broadcasting Group (the owner of WPEC) servers.

 

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01 2016

More news on WPEC…

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – West Palm Beach’s WPEC introduced CBS12 News at 9 today.  The hour-long morning newscast is anchored by veteran broadcasters Suzanne Boyd and Eric Roby and brings weekly news production to 42 hours per week.

The station says the new show includes a strong interactive component. In addition to breaking news, weather and live events, there will be several new, unique segments that WPEC says “will engage viewers and bring them right into the conversation.”….Cont….

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01 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

Wheel-chair bound WPEC employee sues station…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) – WPEC managers have made the life of a longtime employee confined to a motorized wheelchair miserable after they switched the popular video editor’s schedule then refused to accommodate his extreme handicap, according to a new lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County circuit court.

The shift change has made Michael Caruso‘s day-to-day routine much harder and caused his condition to worsen.

It’s been so hard on Caruso that he’s had to be placed on antidepressants to cope. Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2015