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The best hair in TV news…

The website has released their 2014 list of male TV personalities with the best hair.

So where did dudes in FL TV rank?

#5 – Mike Marza – WSVN

#6 – Blaine Tolison – WFTV

#8 – Jamison Uhler – WFTS

#25 – Alex DiPrato – WSVN


04 2014

Parking troubles at WSVN…

(edited from – Several sources tell SFLTV that last week Sunbeam Realty, the real estate company owned by WSVN owner Ed Ansin, lost the foreclosure lawsuit it filed against property developer Scott Greenwald, and his company Isle of Dreams LLC  Sunbeam has been attempting to foreclose on the property right next door to WSVN studios since August of 2013 when it acquired the note from the bank.

SFLTV was told that immediately after the verdict the property owners moved to block any WSVN employees from parking on their property. Since the entrance to WSVN sits on their parcel they have also evicted the guard, and the guard-house is scheduled to be demolished.

WSVN is now left with about 90 parking spots altogether for its news trucks, and for employees. We’re told station management sent a memo out saying on-air talent can park on premises while an untold number of others will have to park at a parking lot across 79th street….Cont….


12 2013

November 2013 Sweeps – Miami/Ft. Lauderdale…

Our friends at report the following November 2013 ratings results for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale media market. The following results, in the coveted age 25-54 demographics show that WSVN leads nearly every time slot, except the 11:00pm late news race, where WPLG barely squeezes into first place.

6:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M. 10:00 P.M. 11:00 P.M.
WSVN 1.42 12.8 WSVN 1.26 5.9 WSVN 1.65 4.5 WPLG 1.64 5.6
WTVJ 1.19 10.7 WPLG .96 4.5   WSVN .91  3.1
WPLG  .81 7.3 WTVJ .79 3.7   WTVJ .88 3.0
WFOR .39 3.5 WFOR .48 2.2   WFOR .75 2.6
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12 2013

Derek Hayward signs off from WSVN…

(from – South Florida TV news veteran Derek Hayward, a star at WSVN-Channel 7 since 1991, resigned his job suddenly last night, Gossip Extra has learned.

It’s the end of an era at the Fox affiliate. But the divorced father of two, 62, says he felt it was time for a life change.

“I’m at that point when I need a change in my life,” Hayward told Gossip Extra. “The timing is right.”

Known for his English accent and flamboyant Fleet Street-style delivery, Hayward says he’ll miss the biz, and his buds at the station.…Cont….


08 2013

Roland Steadham back to Miami; to WPLG…

(from – Roland Steadham will be joining Miami ABC affiliate WPLG on August 15.

Dave Boylan, WPLG vice president and general manager, told TVSpy, “We air nine hours of weekend morning news; 4.5 hours on both Saturday and Sunday. Plus our weekend morning news ratings are some of the highest ratings for any newscast during the week on any local station. That makes it an important role for a meteorologist at our station.”….Cont….


06 2013

Julie Durda in, Michael Smith out at WPLG…

(from - Julie Durda (right #1), who signed off in September from Miami’s WSVN, is joining rival WPLG.

Bill Pohovey, the news director of the Miami ABC affiliate, announced the news in an email to WPLG staffers Tuesday morning.

In his note, Pohovey also said Michael Smith (right#2), who is the weekend evening meteorologist, will be leaving the station.

“We want to thank Michael for his dedication and wish him continued success,” Pohovey wrote….Cont….

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01 2013

Ed Ansin has owned WSVN for 50 years…

(from - Ed Ansin likes to keep things cutting edge when it comes to running his television station.

WSVN-TV Channel 7 recently completed an $8 million conversion to high-definition – this from a man who has yet to put a computer in his office.

But over the past 50 years, Ansin has always managed to forge a unique path for himself and his station.

Whether he was reinventing the way local news is done or standing up to industry titans as recently as his 2012 row over DirecTV fees, the 76-year-old has found continued success in a swiftly evolving industry and earned labels such as “fiesty” and “renegade” in the process….Cont….


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01 2013

Belkys Nerey’s house to be auctioned…

(from – A house owned by WSVN-Channel 7 star anchorwoman Belkys Nerey is about to be sold on the proverbial courthouse steps!

The waifish personality of the Fox affiliate has been struggling for more than two years with mortgage holder GMAC over a property she owns with a former life partner Yvette Rosado.

The Wynwood house owned by Belkys Nerey and an ex-partner ordered sold in foreclosure (Courtesy MLS)

But a Miami-Dade County judge last month ordered that the duo’s six-bedroom house on NE 27th Street in the hip Wynwood section of downtown Miami be auctioned off March 15….Cont….


12 2012

Vivian Gonzalez to mornings at WSVN…

(from – Tipsters SFLTV that WSVN management minutes ago announced to staffers Vivian Gonzalez is officially named the new weekday morning meteorologist for ‘Today in Florida’. She replaces Julie Durda who left in October after 5 years at WSVN.

A Miami native and a graduate of Florida International University, Vivian Gonzalez started at WSVN in 2005 behind the scenes as a weather producer for Phil Ferro and WSVN weather segments….Cont….


11 2012

There is no room for ads in Miami…

(from – As one of the largest cities in the swing state of Florida, Miami is seeing a huge amount of political advertising. It is sold out on TV and radio ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Even after the election the market will remain strong throughout the remainder of 2012 and into next year as advertisers who have been shut out of the cluttered and expensive political landscape return to the market

“This amount of political has caused many advertisers to look at inventory post-election, so demand will continue to be strong afterwards as well,” says Caitlin Zellmann, broadcast buyer at Haworth Marketing + Media…..Cont….


11 2012