Posts Tagged ‘WPEC’

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

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