The Post-Newsweek station recently launched a blog for Boomer Vazquez on its website, in which she is currently writing about her cross-country move from Phoenix, where she worked as a reporter and MMJ for KNXV, to South Florida. Accompanying her on the trip are her husband, Mark, and their three-month-old daughter….Cont….
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(from TVSpy.com) – Miami ABC-affiliate WPLGis returning local news to its 5 p.m. time slot.
After scrapping its 5 o’clock newscast in favor of “Dr. Phil” a few years ago, the Post-Newsweek station is set to debut a new 5 p.m. show on August 22nd.
Calvin Hughes and Laurie Jennings (right), WPLG’s team at 6 and 11, will be behind the anchor desk from 5:00 to 5:30, with Jen Herrerra subbing for Jennings during the last half-hour….Cont….
(from TVSpy.com) – Washington Post Co. (owner of WKMG-TV, WJXT-TV, WPLG-TV) reported its second quarter earnings today and revenue from Post-Newsweek stations was up 3% for the period, compared to last year.
Post-Newsweek stations brought in $84.9 million during the second quarter, compared to $82.6 million from the same period in 2010. For the first half of this year, revenue increased 1% to $157.1 million, from $156.1 million in 2010….Cont….
(from TVNewsCheck.com) – The Washington Post Co (owners of FL’s WPLG, WJXT, WKMG). today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2011 that included a 2% decrease in revenue for its broadcast division to $72.2 million, from $73.5 million in 2010, while operating income for the first quarter decreased 6% to $19.6 million, from $20.9 million in the first quarter of 2010.
The company said the decline in revenue and operating income is due to the absence of $4.7 million in incremental winter Olympics-related advertising at the company’s NBC affiliates in the first quarter of 2010, and a $1.8 million decrease in political advertising revenue, offset by increases in other categories….Cont….
Viewers watching WJXT (Jacksonville), WPLG (Miami) and WKMG (Orlando) may have noticed a new graphics scheme this past week.
The three FL stations are all sister stations, owned by the Washington Post Co. The new graphic update was rolled out of the central graphics hub, which we hear is housed at WPLG’s new High Def headquarters.
Check out the new changes below, from all three stations. Click “MORE” to see the rest of the images.
(from BrowardPalmBeach.com) – by Bob Norman -This is a tough one to write, so I may as well get to the point.
(from our friends at SFLTV.com) - As of last week WPLG ABC 10 is no longer available on Comcast systems in Palm Beach County. Viewers tunning to Channel 21 see a message directing them to instead find Palm Beach ABC affiliate WPBF ABC 25 on channel 10.
WSVN Fox 7 and WPLG were available on many of the former Adelphia cable systems going as far north as West Palm Beach, then in 2006 Comcast removed WSVN due to an alleged request from WFLX Fox 29 owner Raycom….Cont…
Our friends at SFLTV.com report that WPLG morning meteorologist, Scott Padgett spent the weekend forecasting weather at ABC’s Good Morning America. He was flown to New York on Friday and then back to Miami on Sunday night, just in time to return to his duties at WPLG on Monday.
In the past year, GMA has been inviting local meteorologists, from all over the country a chance to appear on the national stage. WFTS’ Stephanie Roberts has worked on GMA weekend twice in the past four months.
(from TVNewsCheck.com) – Jason Naft has been named director of sales for three Fox Television-owned stations: WOFL Orlando, WRBW Orlando and WOGX Gainesville. He reports to Dennis Welsh, vice president and general manager.
Most recently, Naft served as local sales manager at Post-Newsweek’s WPLG Miami, a position he held for four years. Prior to that, Naft was national sales manager at WSFL-TV Miami (then WBZL-TV). – (from TVNewsCheck.com)
THE STORY BELOW IS COMMENTARY FROM MIAMI’S WPLG (a Washington Post station – all “Wa-Po” stations offer occasionally commentary at the end of newscasts, usually by station General Managers)
(Commentary – from WPLG.com) – In his first two months in office, Gov. Rick Scott has, at least, shown he is consistent. He has continued to ignore public input and questions from the news media, just like he did during his campaign. Only now, he is a public servant.
It’s not about whether you support Scott’s decisions in these first two months in office. It’s about Florida’s governor being accountable to Floridians.
So far, Scott has all but ignored the checks and balances built into the democratic process, and that can be dangerous.
Scott promised to shake up the status quo, and that’s just what he’s doing. But this businessman turned politician must learn that he is accountable to his new boss, which is you….Cont….