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WALA-TV reporter Andrew Perez is leaving the Mobile/Pensacola station. He is headed to the same position at Miami’s WPLG-TV.
Perez, a Miami native, joined WALA three years ago. He previously worked off camera at Miami’s WSVN.
So far there is no word on when Perez will start at WPLG.
//hattip to Examiner.com
(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is acquring Graham Holding’s WPLG Miami (DMA 16) in a deal that also involves a swap of stock and cash, it was announced this morning.
Berkshire Hathaway is getting the ABC affiliate, part of Graham’s Post-Newsweek Stations group, along with Berkshire shares currently held by Graham, plus cash.
Station broker Larry Patrick said Buffett’s acquisition of a TV station is encouraging. “It should give a tremendous boost to the industry,” he said. “Buffett is recognized as a great value investor in long-term equity. It shows that broadcasting still has a lot of value.”
Speculation has been running high that Graham is interested in spinning off the entire Post-Newsweek group, which also includes WDIV Detroit (NBC), KPRC Houston (NBC), WKMG Orlando, Fla., (CBS) KSAT San Antonio (ABC) and WJXT Jacksonville, Fla. (Ind.)….Cont….
Our friends at FTVLive.com report the following November 2013 ratings results for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale media market. The following results, in the coveted age 25-54 demographics show that WSVN leads nearly every time slot, except the 11:00pm late news race, where WPLG barely squeezes into first place.
|6:00 A.M.||6:00 P.M.||10:00 P.M.||11:00 P.M.|
|WSVN 1.42 12.8||WSVN 1.26 5.9||WSVN 1.65 4.5||WPLG 1.64 5.6|
|WTVJ 1.19 10.7||WPLG .96 4.5||WSVN .91 3.1|
|WPLG .81 7.3||WTVJ .79 3.7||WTVJ .88 3.0|
|WFOR .39 3.5||WFOR .48 2.2||WFOR .75 2.6|