Posts Tagged ‘wtvj’

TV veteran Hank Tester to depart WTVJ…

Sources tell the website that WTVJ veteran reporter Hank Tester is taking a buyout from NBC, and will leaving the station at the end of January 2015.

Tester joined WTVJ in 1992, just ahead of Hurricane Andrew. While Tester has played the part of reporter at WTVJ he has played just about every role in television news.

His broadcasting career began as he and several investors created a media company in 1971, creating and operating television and radio stations in Reno and Las Vegas, NV. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2014

Pet of the week becomes the star at WTVJ….

Check out the video below as King, WTVJ’s “Pet of the Week” takes over the weather cast at the Miami station.

Meteorologist Ryan Phillips plays along.

On a site note, thank God this No-Shave November crap is over – enough with the ridiculous beards!


12 2014

Joe Rose to retire from WTVJ…

(from – After almost 20 years of sports broadcasting at NBC 6 South Florida/WTVJ, Joe Rose is signing off from television at the end of this year.

“Joe has covered Super Bowls, the Heat’s NBA Championships, the Marlins’ World Series Championships, the Hurricanes’ National Championships and his beloved Miami Dolphins, all with his insightful and unique charm,” said Larry Olevitch, NBC 6 President and General Manager. “We are grateful to Joe’s commitment to NBC 6 and our viewers and we will be sure to celebrate his tenure at the station later this year with a special send-off.”

Rose has been doing double duty in broadcasting, as sportscaster and sports analyst for NBC 6, hosting his own sports talk show on local sports radio for the past 20 years and as a member of the Dolphins radio broadcast team.

“It’s time for me to slow down and get a decent night’s sleep!” said Rose. “It’s been a fun ride and I’ve been able to cover a lot of major sporting events that I never could have if it wasn’t for NBC 6.”….Cont….

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09 2014

Ad spending is down in Miami/FTL…

(from – Political spending is still expected to ramp up in Miami, but so far this year it has come in lower than originally expected, leading to an overall decrease in TV spending.

Spending in the Miami TV market is down 5 to 7 percent versus the same point last year because of lower-than-expected political spending and non-political advertisers holding back to avoid being caught up in political ad clutter.

“Political spending was expected to be huge but that has yet to materialize, although polls suggest the governor’s race is close,” says Linda Southern, director of local media buying at Lowe Campbell Ewald….Cont….


09 2014

Joe Gumm departs, Ian Reitz joins WTSP…

Florida News Center has learned that WTSP weekday morning anchor Joe Gumm is no longer with the St. Petersburg station. Gumm, has been noticablely missing from morning newscasts from several weeks now, prompting readers of this website to question his whereabouts. His bio was removed from the station website this weekend.

WTSP General Manager Elliott Wiser tells Florida News Center that Gumm is in fact no longer with the station and that the station has already named his replacement. Ian Reitz fills Gumm’s chair on the morninig show, starting September 30th.

Reitz joins WTSP from Nashville’s WSMV where he has been morning anchor for the past three years. Prior to WSMV, Reitz has worked at KGUN in Tucson and KSTM in El Paso.

Gumm joined WTSP in 2012, coming from KOKH in Oklahoma City. He replaced Keith Jones who left the station to join WTVJ in Miami.



08 2014