Posts Tagged ‘wptv’

Parker/Sanz leaving WPTV/WFLX…

Sources tell Florida News Center that West Palm Beach’s WPTV-TV/WFLX-TV will be losing several staffers.

Morning meteorologist Kait Parker is leaving the station at the end of the month to join The Weather Channel. Parker joined WPTV/WFLX in 2010 from WAKA-TV in Montgomery, AL. So far there is no word on who will replace Parker on the morning show. Stay tuned.

Sources also tell Florida News Center that WPTV/WFLX political reporter Alex Sanz will also be leaving the station and the end of the month. Sanz is taking a reporting correspondent job with the Associated Press. He will be based out of Atlanta, covering the southeastern United States. Sanz came to WPTV from KHOU-TV in Houston

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12 2013

Rob Lopicola sentencing postponed…

(from GossipExtra.com) - The sentencing of pedophile ex-WPTV-Channel 5 weatherman Rob Lopicola has been postponed!

It was originally scheduled for this morning, but prosecutors and Lopicola’s public defender requested more time to work on it.

“The reason for the postponement is to give both parties more time to prepare for the hearing,” said Mike Edmondson, spokesman for Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

Lopicola’s facing 20 years in prison after he was convicted by a jury of lewd and lascivious conduct and computer pornography and exploitation in October. He was cleared of the more serious charge of lewd and lascivious battery….Cont….

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November 2013 Sweeps: West Palm Beach…

The November 2013 ratings period have been announced for the West Palm Beach TV market…and they are quite telling. Historical market leader WPTV-TV continues to dominate this market, crushing its competition in virtually every news time slot. WPBF-TV take second place, in every slot except for noon, where WPEC-TV finally makes it on the radar (could CBS’s syndicated “The Price is Right” have helped WPEC at noon…hmmm?). H/T to our friends at FTVLive.com

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12 2013

Rob Lopicola found guilty, faces up to 20yrs in prison…

(from PalmBeachPost.com) – It took a jury two hours Thursday to convict former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola of two sex charges and acquit him of another for a relationship he had with a 15-year-old boy he met on Craigslist.

The four women and two men returned guilty verdicts for one count each of lewd and lascivious conduct and computer pornography and exploitation. But they acquitted him of a lewd and lascivious battery charge related to claims from a 15-year-old accuser that Lopicola performed a sex act on him when they met near the boy’s west Boca Raton home.

Lopicola, 43, faces up to 20 years in prison when Judge Barry Cohen sentences him Dec. 6….Cont….

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10 2013

Trial begins for Rob Lopicola …

(from WPTV.com) – The jury has been selected in the sex crimes trial against former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola . Two days of questioning brought the jury pool down to six people and one alternate.

Prosecutors say Lopicola had unlawful sexual relations with a 15 year old boy he met on Craigslist in 2010. He faces charges of lewd and lascivious battery and conduct, as well as possession of computer pornography and child exploitation.

Both prosecutors and the defense attorneys had a laundry list of questions for jurors….Cont….

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