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(edited from TVSpy.com) – West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC mistakenly identified WPTV chief photographer Eric Pasquarelli as an ATM bandit in a news open.
“Breaking news,” said WPEC anchor Eric Roby at the start of the Noon news as Pasquarelli walked into the shot. “The accused thief targeting the elderly at area ATMs just walked in front of our cameras, being taken away by police.”
While it was a bad timing, Facebook had a great time mistaken ID as posters had a good laugh at their newly minted ATM bandit friend.
(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….
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.”
(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….