Posts Tagged ‘wtvj’

First Florida female reporter and anchor dies…

(edited from – Miami’s WPLG is saying goodbye to one of its own — Florida’s first female news anchor, Molly Turner. Turner died Thursday at the age of 93 at an assisted living facility in New Jersey, where her daughter resides.

Most of South Florida knows her as Local 10’s consumer reporter, the area’s first female news anchor and the first lady of South Florida television.

Turner’s career began at WTVJ, in 1951, when she became “Cousin Effy” on the “Uncle Martin Show.” She played a country music singer and comedienne with flaming red hair, a freckled face and blacked-out teeth. Cousin Effy then became Miss Molly. Read the rest of this entry →


07 2016

Bobby Brooks departs WTVJ…

(edited from – July 1 was the last day for fresh-faced and spiky-haired 28-year-old WTVJ reporter, Bobby Brooks.

He joined the WTVJ news team just three years ago in July 2013.

WTVJ insider said that Brooks asked for a bigger role in the newsroom and was shot down and that he is headed back to his native Pennsylvania to work at Philadelphia’s WPVI. ….Cont….


07 2016

Denise Isaac departs NBC Miami properties…

WSCV weekday morning and WTVJ fill-in meteorologist Denise Isaac has departed the Miami stations.

She has joined the Detroit, MI duopoly of WXYZ/WYMD-TV.

While in Miami, she was also weather reporter for the Telemundo national network morning show Un Nuevo Dia.

Prior to her stint at the NBC/Comcast properties in Miami, she was a producer and reporter for WeatherNation in Minnesota.


05 2016

Producing TV from Cuba is difficult & expensive…

(edited from – 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

More news coming to WTVJ, NBC O&O’s…

(from – The NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal today announced it is launching 4 p.m. newscasts at four of its stations: WNBC New York (DMA 1), KNBC Los Angeles (DMA 2), WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) and WVIT Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30).

The new 60-minute newscasts will debut in late May.

“Our stations have done a great job building their news teams, enterprising stories and delivering our viewers the local news, weather and information that is important to them,” said Valari Staab Read the rest of this entry →


01 2016