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More women guess the AM weather in Miami…

(from – Today’s forecast calls for heat and humidity, but look closer, there’s another weather trend developing: the rise of morning women meteorologists.

Of the six network-affiliated, English- and Spanish-language TV stations in the Fort Lauderdale-Miami market, five feature women meteorologists who design and deliver weather forecasts from predawn through noon in the country’s 16th largest market. WPLG-Ch. 10 has the lone male on the morning weather shift: Scott Padgett.

Although men still hold the key evening weather slots, the local morning dominance of female meteorologists reflects a steady increase in the number of women studying atmospheric sciences nationally….Cont….

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03 2012

WPLG is preparing for their new arrival…

(from – Reporter Christina Boomer Vazquez isn’t set to begin her new job at WPLG until October but Miami viewers are getting a chance to know her well before then.

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….


09 2011

News at 5pm again, on WPLG…

(from – 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….

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08 2011

Post-Newsweek up in 2Q…

(from – 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….

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08 2011

Do not ask for a raise, Wa-Po dips in 1Q…

(from – 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….


05 2011

Wa-Po FL stations get a graphics update…

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.

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05 2011

Print guy goes to TV…

(from Bob Norman -This is a tough one to write, so I may as well get to the point.

I’ve accepted a job at WPLG-TV (Channel 10) and will be starting there in a couple of weeks. The offer was pretty simple: Local 10 asked me if I wanted to bring my brand of journalism to the airwaves, and I accepted the challenge.
The truth is that if five years ago somebody would have told me this was going to happen, I wouldn’t have believed them. I had no desire to go to TV; I’ve always been a true-blue print guy. But the more work I’ve done on-screen — from Frontline to the documentary Outrage to This Week in South Florida (with WPLG’s own Michael Putney) to True Crime With Aphrodite Jones —  the more I liked it. There’s an immediacy and excitement in it that’s easy to love.
That it was WPLG only made the decision easier. It’s a Post-Newsweek station with a longstanding dedication to high-quality political and government reporting. I’ve got a lot to learn, but I also bring something to the table, so it has the makings of a great match….Cont….


05 2011

Comcast yanks WPLG from Palm Beach…

(from our friends at - 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…

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04 2011

Padgett to GMA, for the weekend…

Our friends at 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.


04 2011

Naft to director of sales at CFL Fox O&O’s…

(from – 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


03 2011