Posts Tagged ‘wplg’

Pregnant WPLG anchor injured in car accident…

(edited from – WPLG morning anchor Jacey Birch, who is nine months’ pregnant, was injured in a crash Tuesday morning in Miami Shores, and the driver who crashed into her is behind bars.

Birch was driving to work early Tuesday when she was struck by another vehicle that ran a red light. She was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Miami Shores police said Ralph Brutus was the driver that struck Birch. He was taken to North Shore Medical Center for injuries and was arrested on an outstanding warrant for marijuana possession. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2016

Constance Jones to depart WPLG…

(edited from – WAGA-TV in Atlanta has tapped Constance Jones as the station’s new morning co-anchor.

Jones comes as anchor/reporter from Miami’s WPLG.

Previously, she was a reporter and storm chaser for KOCO Oklahoma City. Prior to that, Jones was an anchor and reporter for KETK Tyler, Texas. Before that, she held multiple internship positions at the CBS Evening News New York), KTRK Houston and KXAN Austin, Texas…..Cont….


09 2016

More news on WPLG…

(edited from – Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, Miami’s WPLG, will expand its morning newscast from 4:30 to 10 a.m.. This will expand the station’s news production to a total of 59 1/2 hours a week.

The Local 10 News AT 9 A.M. will be anchored by Eric Yutzy and Jacey Birch, meteorologist Julie Durda and traffic reporter Nicole Perez.   (full story)



09 2016

First Florida female reporter and anchor dies…

(edited from – 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 →


07 2016

Producing TV from Cuba is difficult & expensive…

(edited from – 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