Posts Tagged ‘wptv’

Mike Garber departs WPTV/WFLX as N/D…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – Mike Garber has been named VP and news director for Dallas-Fort Worth CBS owned stations KTVT and KTXA.

Garber was rumored to have left WPTV in West Palm Beach, FL, last week. He had been news director there since 2012. He has also worked as news director at WTLV-WJXX in Jacksonville, FL, and WLTX in Columbia, SC….Cont….

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07 2014

Shannon Cake to go part time at WPTV…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) - Shannon Cake, anchor of the 5:30 p.m. news on WPTV-Channel 5 and 10 p.m. on WFLX-Fox 29, says she’s stepping down from the Fox newscast after asking her bosses to work part-time.

Cake, who’s been at the NBC affiliate for 18 years, tells Gossip Extra exclusively that pressing family matters took precedent over her heavy work load.

“It’s something that we worked on for months,” said Cake, who’s also an investigative reporter. “My parents are getting older and my dad had a health scare recently. That was a wake up call.

“And then, when you get to sleep every morning at 2 a.m. after work, you’re not really good to anyone in the morning. My two children (3 and 5) need me….Cont….

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05 2014

The FCC tightens media ownership/”sharing” rules…

(from TheHill.com) – The Federal Communications Commission voted Monday to crack down on cooperation between broadcasters.

In a contentious vote that attracted scrutiny from Republicans in the agency and on Capitol Hill, the FCC approved an order that will keep broadcast companies from sharing resources on advertising sales.

Under current FCC rules, a single broadcast company cannot own more than one of the top four broadcast stations in a media market.

But prior to the agency’s actions on Monday, a broadcast company could use a Joint Service Agreement (JSA) to control advertising sales across multiple broadcast stations. Critics of this practice said it allowed broadcasters to control multiple stations in practice without technically violating the agency’s ownership rules….Cont….

How could this impact Florida? There are seven markets in Florida where a company owns, manages or has influence on more than one TV station in a market: West Palm Beach (WPTV & WFLX), Jacksonville (WAWS & WTEV, WTLV & WJXX), Pensacola/Mobile (WEAR & WFGX, WPMI & WJTC…soon to be WKRG/WALA/WFNA), Fort Myers (WBBH & WZVN), Tallahassee (WTWC, WTLH, WTLF), and Gainesville/Ocala (WGFL, WMYW, WNBW), Orlando (WOFL & WRBW), Miami (WTVJ & WSCV).

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04 2014

Kristyn Caddell joins WFTV, puts the past behind her…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WFTV-Channel 9 has a new reporter in Kristyn Caddell, who has worked at stations in West Palm Beach, Seattle and Las Vegas.

Caddell’s personal life also made headlines when the National Enquirer in 2011 revealed that she was having an affair with the married Chris Hansen of “Dateline NBC” and “To Catch a Predator” fame.

In a letter to the National Enquirer last year, Caddell wrote, “Our affair has essentially destroyed my professional career.” She complained to RadarOnline last year of a double standard in news because she couldn’t find a job while her former lover continued to work. Yet NBC didn’t renew his contract last year.

As for WFTV, the station sees potential in Caddell and is interested in her future, not her past….Cont….

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02 2014

Hollani Davis joins WPTV…

(from Roanoke.com) – Hollani Davis, who has been with Roanoke, VA’s WDBJ-TV (Channel 7) since 2006, will anchor her last late-night newscast Thursday, just three years after she was promoted to the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts . She is headed to West Palm Beach, Fla., where she will be a morning anchor for NBC affiliate WPTV.

The move is a step up to a bigger market for Davis. West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce, Fla., is the 38th largest market in the country and has nearly 800,000 television-viewing households, according to the Nielsen Company’s 2013 rankings. Roanoke-Lynchburg is No. 68 and has about 445,000 households….Cont….

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01 2014