Posts Tagged ‘WPEC’

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.

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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

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

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.


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 →


01 2015