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WPLG names Bert Medina as VP/GM…

(edited from – Post–Newsweek Stations on Friday announced the appointment of Bert Medina as Vice President and General Manager of WPLG–TV, the group’s ABC affiliate in Miami. Effective immediately, he will oversee the station and its digital channels (MeTV and Live Well network), as well at the station’s web and mobile sites and related applications.

Previously, Medina held a variety of executive management positions during his 13-year tenure with Univision. He served as Senior Vice President and Operating Manager of the TeleFutura Television Network, a unit of Univision Communications, where he propelled it to the number two Spanish-language broadcast network (behind its sister network, Univision). Earlier, in Chicago, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Univision’s WGBO and TeleFutura’s WXFT, launching the latter as TeleFutura’s flagship station and positioning them as the number one (WGBO) and number two (WXFT) Spanish-language stations in that market….Cont….


10 2013

Scott Padgett is headed to Dallas…

Several media websites are reporting that WPLG meteorologist Scott Padgett is leaving the Miami station. The word is that Padgett is headed to Dallas to work on the morning show at KTVT-TV.

As you may remember, Padgett was moved to the weekend shift to make way for Julie Durda back in April. Stay tuned for any further news. Padgett joined WPLG in 2008.


07 2013

Roland Steadham back to Miami; to WPLG…

(from – Roland Steadham will be joining Miami ABC affiliate WPLG on August 15.

Dave Boylan, WPLG vice president and general manager, told TVSpy, “We air nine hours of weekend morning news; 4.5 hours on both Saturday and Sunday. Plus our weekend morning news ratings are some of the highest ratings for any newscast during the week on any local station. That makes it an important role for a meteorologist at our station.”….Cont….


06 2013

WPLG crew threatened with knife…

Here are some of the stories that we missed during vacation:

(from - 05/08/13 – On Tuesday night, police responded to reports of an armed man who was threatening a television news crew in the roadway in front of a home located at 2626 Delmar Place.

According to the arrest report, Local 10′s Ross Palombo and photographer Shane Walker were preparing for a live shot on a public street, when the suspect, Louis Dominic Paolino III, came out of his house and began yelling at them.

The incident was all caught on camera. (below)….Cont….

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05 2013

Julie Durda in, Michael Smith out at WPLG…

(from - Julie Durda (right #1), who signed off in September from Miami’s WSVN, is joining rival WPLG.

Bill Pohovey, the news director of the Miami ABC affiliate, announced the news in an email to WPLG staffers Tuesday morning.

In his note, Pohovey also said Michael Smith (right#2), who is the weekend evening meteorologist, will be leaving the station.

“We want to thank Michael for his dedication and wish him continued success,” Pohovey wrote….Cont….

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01 2013