Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate WPLG Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (DMA 16), has hired Alex Finnie as co-anchor of the station’s weekend evening newscasts. She joins Andrew Perez on the anchor desk for the Saturday and Sunday 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. Finnie, who joined the station in May 2018, was named interim weekend evening anchor […]
Berkshire Hathaway-owned ABC affiliate WPLG Miami (DMA 16) has named design expert Alena Capra as of its weekly design show, SoFlo Home Project. Capra is the owner of Alena Capra Designs, an interior design firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is a graduate of both the University of Miami and the Metropolitan Institute of […]
Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate in Miami says the switch will give advertisers an easier way to purchase schedules across all of its ad platforms.
Meteorologist Bryan Norcross, who first started his Miami television career at WPLG in 1983, returns to the station in the role of hurricane specialist. Norcross teams up with Max Mayfield, former director of the National Hurricane Center and WPLG’s hurricane specialist since 2007. Norcross and Mayfield bring their hurricane forecasting experience to the Local 10 […]
Three tower workers fell to their death yesterday when a tower platform they were working on collapsed as they were trying to replace an antenna. The tower is shared by Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate WPLG and Ed Ansin’s Fox affiliate WSVN. The victims were not employees of the stations, but were a group from Tower King II out of Texas contracted to upgrade WSVN’s antenna. Federal investigators are on the scene.
The WPLG Miami GM fills the ABC affiliate board seat previously held by Bill Hoffman.
WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami (DMA 16) owned by Berkshire Hathaway, announced Wednesday that Louis Aguirre will return to the station as a reporter and anchor. He will co-anchor the station’s weekday 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. newscasts and report for the 11 p.m. newscast. Aguirre began his career in Miami after graduating from the […]
More than month after opening the country’s first bureau in Cuba, Berkshire-Hathaway’s Miami ABC affiliate WPLG is opening a fulltime bureau in Washington, D.C.
Reporter Hatzel Vela and photojournalist Brian Ely are covering Cuba full time from a Havana base for Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate in Miami.
Saturday night, into Sunday morning proved to be an active time for Miami TV stations. As news came out about Fidel Castro’s death from Cuba, Miami area Cubans took to the streets to celebrate and gather, and Miami stations jumped into action.
The Miami ABC affiliate will add an hour to its morning news beginning Sept. 12. Live with Kelly moves to 10 a.m.
Beginning this Saturday, Berkshire Hathaway’s ABC affiliate WPLG Miami (DMA 16) is adding 30 minutes to its weekend morning news. Local 10 News will now air from 5 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Todd Tongen and Neki Mohan will anchor the newscast, along with meteorologist Jennifer Correa.
The local news service available nationwide via app expands just days after its launch. It now offers video from 119 stations in 91 U.S. markets.
Betty Davis of ABC affiliate WPLG Miami-Fort Lauderdale (DMA 16), has named chief certified meteorologist . She leads the WPLG Weather Authority Team with Max Mayfield, former director of the National Hurricane Center who is WPLG’s hurricane specialist, along with meteorologists Julie Durda, Trent Aric and Jennifer Correa. Davis, who joined the station in 2011, […]
Berkshire Hathaway Co. on Tuesday promoted E.R. Bert Medina to president of its ABC affiliate WPLG Miami (DMA 16). Medina had been the station’s VP-general manager under its previous owner Graham Holdings Inc. (Post-Newsweek Stations). Berkshire Hathaway announced it was buying the station in March.
With WSVN still No. 1, WTVJ and WPLG are adding newscasts, and personnel. “The market is as competitive as it’s ever been,” says WTVJ GM Larry Olevitch. “We have English-language stations battling it out on one side. Spanish-language stations are battling it out for their audiences. And we’re all fighting the fact that consumers can get news wherever they want it.”
In a memo to staffers, Emily Barr, the president and CEO of the Post-Newsweek stations, is seeking to allay fears within the station group after the sale of WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami, was announced this morning.
Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of Post-Newsweek’s ABC affiliate in Miami is part of a larger $1.2 billion deal involving a stock swap between Berkshire Hathaway and Post-Newsweek parent Graham Holdings and some cash. The deal values WPLG at $364 million. Post-Newsweek President Emily Barr reassures employees that the group’s other five stations are not for sale .”When you are asked (and you will undoubtedly be asked) if Post-Newsweek Stations is for sale, you can emphatically state we are not,” she says.
The former Univision executive is tapped by Post-Newsweek Stations to lead its Miami ABC affiliate following the retirement of Dave Boylan.