Posts Tagged ‘wptv’

Nicole Hogensen named N/D at WPTV/WFLX…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Nicole Hogensen has been promoted to news director for the West Palm Beach, Fla., NBC and Fox affiliate WPTV–WFLX.

She started at the station as managing editor in 2010 and was promoted to assistant news director last year.

Hogensen worked at WTVR in Richmond, Va., before coming to WPTV….Cont….

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04 2016

The LaGrone’s to depart WPB, headed to Tampa…

GossipExtra.com reports that WPTV reporter Katie LaGrone and her husband, WPBF morning anchor Paul LaGrone are leaving the West Palm Beach market.

The couple are headed to Tampa, where Paul already has an anchor job lined up with WFTS. Katie is in current negotiations with an employer in the same area.

Katie told GossipExtra that they are leaving West Palm Beach because “Paul’s family lives in Tampa and he’s getting a great job.”

Readers of this website might recall that the LaGrone’s were investigated for child neglect by the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office. Read the rest of this entry →

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04 2016

Kelley Dunn marks 30 years at WPTV…

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – These days, it’s quite remarkable when someone spends their entire career in the field of their choosing.

To be an on-air reporter and anchor in the same town at the same station for 30 years, is a rare phenomenon.
And when it does happen, it’s cause for celebration.

Kelley Dunn started her broadcasting career at WPTV, in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 10, 1986. And to honor the occasion, WPTV will celebrate her accomplishments all day on Wednesday, Feb. 10….Cont….

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02 2016

WPTV claims November ’15 sweeps win…

(from TVNewsCheck.com) – WPTV, the Scripps NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., says it was No. 1 in households in all morning and evening newscasts during November.

But it was particularly tight at 11 p.m., according to Christine Baron, WPTV’s creative services director.

“WPTV’s 11p.m. news was just hundredths of a difference from first, second and third.” Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2015

WPTV swaps its morning team, adds more news…

GossipExtra.com reports that changes at happening at WPTV/WFLX.

In a memo to the staff of WPTV this morning, station officials announced that longtime morning anchors Roxanne Stein and John Favole (right), are being pulled off the show that’s been theirs for 20 years. They are being re-assigned to the morning newscast on their low rated sister station, WFLX. The duo will then re-join WPTV for a brand-new, one-hour broadcast set to start airing on at 11 a.m.

Station manager Lloyd Bucher commented that “John and Roxanne have done a tremendous job helping us to retain the #1 spot in the market and I am confident that this duo will build a strong 11 a.m. newscast too.” Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2015