Posts Tagged ‘WPEC’

WPTV claims November ’15 sweeps win…

(from – 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 – 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 →


11 2015

John Discepolo side-lined with rare nerve disorder…

(edited from – WPEC anchor John Discepolo spent the last six days in the ICU with a rare nerve disorder, reports

He experienced paralysis that caused him to fall while carrying his two-year-old child.

Discepolo’s wife told Gossip Extra, the anchor’s prognosis is good and he has been moved to a regular hospital room….Cont….


10 2015

An emotional report for WPEC…

(edited from – WPEC Reporter Lauren Hills and Special Olympian Brandon Boterf both got emotional talking about the Dream Ride.  Brandon broke down in tears when Lauren asked him about the work of volunteers who raise money for the Special Olympics.  Lauren was so touched by Brandon’s gratitude she also got emotional.

Continue to the video…


08 2015

WPEC leadership plot firings in 2014 audio clip…

(edited from – In a meeting for managers at WPEC’s West Palm Beach studios late last year, General Manager Mike Pumo, HR Boss Julie Dyer and News Director Mike McCormick purportedly discussed how to properly and legally fire station employees.

They even got some good yucks when McCormick brought up his worries that firings in 2014 may have been illegal! Read the rest of this entry →


06 2015