Posts Tagged ‘wsvn’

Anchor changes at WOFL…

Orlando’s WOFL has unveiled a new anchor lineup for all newscasts.

Current lead anchor Bob Frier (left) will move to the morning shift, to co-anchor with Amy Kaufeldt. LuAnne Sorrell will stay evening co-anchor along side the newly signed lead anchor Charles Billi (right #1). They will anchor evening newscasts at 5, 10 and 11 p.m.

Danielle Knox (right 2) joins the station to anchor the early morning shift 7-10a.m., along side Ryan Elijah.

Billi joins WOFL from Tampa, where he was most recently working as VP for a PR firm. He was anchor/reporter at WTSP and anchor at WSVN in Miami before that. Knox comes to WOFL from anchor/reporter at Miami’s WSVN. She worked on Lifetime Television and in Atlanta and other station’s in Miami before that.

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09 2016

Alex DiPrato to sister station in Boston…

WSVN reporter Alex DiPrato is leaving the Miami station.

He is headed to Boston to report for Sunbeam sister station, WHDH.

He joined WSVN in July of 2011, coming from WPRI in Providence, RI.

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08 2016

Carmel Cafiero to retire from WSVN, TV….

(from Sun-Sentinel.com)Carmel Cafiero, the tenacious investigative reporter at WSVN-Ch. 7, is retiring from the station after 43 years. Her last day at the station is June 30.

Cafiero said retirement is “kind of a scary thing … I am really happy about it, and I am really sad about it, and I am looking forward it and I am not sure about it. It’s a full basket of emotions.”

The New Orleans native was the first and only female reporter at WSVN when she began in 1973. She had previously worked at WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge. Read the rest of this entry →

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06 2016

Florida V/O talent Scott Chapin is profiled…

While we were on vacation….

(pic/story from Sun-Sentinel.com) – He’s always heard but not seen. “Coming up on 7 News …,” Scott Chapin belts out, his tone somber and imposing.

WSVN’s longtime announcer is back after taking a short-lived retirement in 2010. He returned in January to WSVN, where he started in 1989.

But you won’t find him at WSVN’s North Bay Village studios. Chapin performs his vocal artistry from his Fort Lauderdale beach condo.

In a small hall closet amid his wife’s hanging blouses and scarves, the voice of WSVN sits hunched over his laptop, speaking into a fuzzy black microphone as he records pages of news promos. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2016

Producing TV from Cuba is difficult & expensive…

(edited from MiamiHerald.com) – To pull off broadcasting from Cuba is anything but easy, yet Miami’s local stations have become expert at it.

This has turned into the new measuring ground for South Florida’s fierce TV news competition: Cuba, the foreign country Miami considers a suburb of its own.

All four of Miami’s English-language network affiliates — WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ and WFOR — have set up shop for the week to broadcast live from Havana for President Barack Obama’s once-in-a-century visit. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2016