Sunbeam Television’s Fox affiliate WSVN Miami has added Vanessa Borge and Josh Moser to its news department beginning in December. A familiar face for South Florida viewers, Vanessa Borge was named co-anchor of WSVN’s highly rated morning show, Today in Florida. She replaces longtime anchor Christine Cruz, who is moving to Kentucky after spending 24 years […]
WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami owned by Ed Ansin’s Sunbeam Television, has been supporting Feeding South Florida, a local food bank, since the pandemic hit full force in mid-March.
Ed Ansin, owner of Sunbeam Television, which operates WHDH Boston and WSVN Miami, when asked about working at 83, responds: “I’m obsessed with television. I just like it. I want to die with my boots on.”
The Sunbeam-owned station makes a multi-year deal after 30 years with the Fox network.
The former EVP and GM of WSVN Miami oversaw the Sunbeam Television station’s switch from an NBC affiliate to an independent station that became South Florida’s news leader.
South Florida’s WSVN, the Fox affiliate owned by Sunbeam, is looking for a creative services director to continue its tradition of innovative promos, eye-catching visuals, and cutting edge set designs.
Steven Cejas, WSVN.com’s executive producer: “It’s all about interaction now. It’s not just throwing whatever up there. We tailor every post that we do to Facebook so that we feel like we are going to get interactions. On a regular day we try to keep it between somewhere around 20 to 25. So it’s kind of a ‘less-ismore’ mentality and we have seen that that really has helped out our numbers.”
Broadcasters have long been concerned that all stations may not be able to make the mandated switch to new channels following the spectrum auction on the FCC’s schedule, largely because broadcasters don’t believe there are enough qualified tower crews to get the work done — a concern shared by some tower companies. That fear was exacerbated by the deaths of three tower workers in Miami last month.
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.
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.
Sunbeam Television’s Fox affiliate WSVN Miami (DMA 16), today named Jeff Lennox co-anchor alongside long-time anchor Lynn Martinez weekdays, effective immediately. Most recently, he co-anchored 7 NEWS Weekend Editions in the afternoon and evenings. Lennox joined WSVN in September 2011. Before arriving in South Florida, he worked as an anchor/reporter at WESH Orlando, Fla. He also […]
DirecTV and Sunbeam Television have ended a stalemate in Miami-Fort Lauderdale that has kept the local Fox affiliate blacked out on the satellite service since mid-July, but the two companies remain at odds on retrans renewals deals for Sunbeam’s Boston NBC and CW affils, WHDH and WLVI.
In Boston, local NBC affiliates WHDH Channel 7 and WLVI Channel 56 went dark following a breakdown between station executives and AT&T-owned DirecTV on July 15th. In Miami, Fox affiliate WSVN Channel 7 was blacked out over a similar dispute. The stations are all owned by Sunbeam Television.
WSVN Miami has returned to AT&T’s U-verse lineup following a dispute that kept the Sunbeam Television-owned Fox affiliate blacked out to U-verse subscribers since Jan. 16.
Sunbeam Fox affiliate WSVN Miami has been teasing viewers with cryptic promos: “Something BIG is coming.” And for the past few weeks, anchors have been working against a green screen to hide what’s happening at the news studio. Here’s the scoop: The station is completing “a massive overhaul” of its news set — the first since debuting its working newsroom concept, “the newsplex,” in 1994, says Alice Jacobs, WSVN’s VP of news. It makes its debut March 8.