Posts Tagged ‘wptv’

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

Rob Lopicola sentenced, again….

(from GossipExtra.com) – Former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in April in connection to a telemarketing scam, was just sentenced to 21 months in a federal prison and two years probation. Lopicola, 44, faced up to 37 months!

But before he starts serving the federal time, Lopicola must finish a 56-month state sentence for sex with underage boys. Read the rest of this entry →

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07 2015

Comings & Goings, the N/D edition…

FTVLive.com is reporting that WTSP Peter Roghaar is stepping down as News Director at the Tampa station.  The site reports that he will stay at WTSP, but will move into a sales position.

Roghaar joined WTSP in 2010 from West Palm Beach’s WPTV.

So far there is no word on who will be the new News Director – stay tuned!

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FTV is also reporting that WOFL Assistant News Director Jorge Gonzalez is leaving the station to return to Miami. He is being replaced by Steve Linden.

Linden comes to WOFL from across town at WKMG, where he worked on the assignment desk.

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07 2015