Posts Tagged ‘wplg’

First Florida female reporter and anchor dies…

(edited from WPLG.com) – Miami’s WPLG is saying goodbye to one of its own — Florida’s first female news anchor, Molly Turner. Turner died Thursday at the age of 93 at an assisted living facility in New Jersey, where her daughter resides.

Most of South Florida knows her as Local 10’s consumer reporter, the area’s first female news anchor and the first lady of South Florida television.

Turner’s career began at WTVJ, in 1951, when she became “Cousin Effy” on the “Uncle Martin Show.” She played a country music singer and comedienne with flaming red hair, a freckled face and blacked-out teeth. Cousin Effy then became Miss Molly. Read the rest of this entry →

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07 2016

Producing TV from Cuba is difficult & expensive…

(edited from MiamiHerald.com) – To pull off broadcasting from Cuba is anything but easy, yet Miami’s local stations have become expert at it.

This has turned into the new measuring ground for South Florida’s fierce TV news competition: Cuba, the foreign country Miami considers a suburb of its own.

All four of Miami’s English-language network affiliates — WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ and WFOR — have set up shop for the week to broadcast live from Havana for President Barack Obama’s once-in-a-century visit. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2016

More news on WPLG…

Starting Sunday February 14th, Miami’s WPLG will add another 30 minutes to its weekend morning newscasts.

Weekend morning shows will now air from 5 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings, anchored by Neki Mohan and Todd Tongen, with weather by Jennifer Correa.

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02 2016

WPLG sued by local man shown in promo…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) – Miami’s WPLG is being sued for defamation over its use of video of a man in promos for a 2013 news series about clusters of sexual offenders in a Miami neighborhood.

Miami resident Wilfredo Batista, who is NOT a sex offender, says in the lawsuit that he has no idea how his photos ended up being used by WPLG and never gave the  station permission to use it. He says he was simply parking his car in Miami Shores when he noticed a WPLG cameraman filming him. Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2015

WPLG helicopter crew aids crashed plane…

(edited from WPLG.com) – WPLG’s (**NOTE) Sky 10 was flying to another scene when pilot Clem Carfaro spotted a downed plane in the Everglades near U.S. Highway 27.

James Townsend, 63, was trapped inside the cockpit. Sky 10 arrived before Broward Sheriff’s Office firefighters got there.

Local 10 News engineer Juan Rodriguez just happened to be on Sky 10 at the time, and the helicopter landed briefly so that Rodriguez could help the pilot. Read the rest of this entry →

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10 2015