Posts Tagged ‘wsvn’

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

Larry Ridley to depart WESH….

(edited from OrlandoSentinel.com) – Larry Ridley, sports anchor at  Orlando’s WESH, is moving on. His last day will be Oct. 4.

Ridley joined the NBC affiliate in 2012. In the memo, Carter wished him the best in future endeavors.

The sportscaster may be best remembered during his time in Orlando for appearing in a TV commercial for Bud Light.….Cont….

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09 2015

Even more news on WSVN…

Miami’s WSVN is about to add more news to its daily schedule.

Starting Sept 12, the station will expand its morning news program “Today in Florida” to three hours on Sunday mornings (8 to 11 a.m.).

Chris Wayland, VP/GM at WSVN tells the Sun-Sentinel that their “focus is and continues to be improving our product and making local news available seven days a week during the most convenient time for viewers. Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2015

Belkys Nerey has great hair…

The website GetGoodHead.com has released its annual list of TV personalities with the best hair.

So who has the best hair in Florida? That would be WSVN’s lead anchor Belkys Nerey.

The site says about Nerey:  “Oh, so you thought only women with long hair could when a HAIRRY, huh? Length has nothing to do with winning! It’s all about the overall look and confidence the ‘do exudes! Nerey is killing it with her slick cut.”

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07 2015

Kelley Mitchell passes away at age 58…

(edited from MiamiHerald.com) – In the new era of bold and bloody newscasts, anchor Kelley Mitchell was at the center of the drama.

At WSVN in the 1990s and later WPLG, Mitchell ruled the airwaves with a friendly, perfectionist manner. In working with WSVN anchor mate Rick Sanchez, she chronicled only-in-Miami moments with the gravity they deserved mixed with cheeky irreverence.

“She worked her butt off to understand the topic but would end it with a quip,” Sanchez said.
Soon Mitchell would become the story, sharing with WPLG viewers her battle with breast cancer.

Mitchell died on Sunday night at home with her husband by her side. She was 58. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2015