South Florida Holds The Keys To Successful Local News

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale market has an awful lot of strong players, in both English and Spanish

 

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Sara Ahmad-Visomirski Named VP Creative Services At WTVJ-WSCV Miami

Ahmad-Visomirski returns to South Florida after launching her career in marketing for TV and broadcasting more than three decades ago as an intern at WPLG Miami.

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What’s Behind WTVJ Miami’s Meteoric Ratings Rise?

WTVJ, the NBC O&O in Miami, saw its 6 a.m. news go from fifth place to first in just one year. How did it do that? “There are so many elements” behind its ascendancy, says Jorge Carballo, WTVJ’s GM.

Chernéy Amhara Joins WTVJ Miami As Weekend Morning Anchor

NBC-owned WTVJ Miami has hired Chernéy Amhara as weekend morning anchor, alongside Heather Walker, and as a weekday reporter. Amhara’s on-air anchoring debut will be on Feb. 5. “We are happy to welcome Chernéy to our NBC 6 news team,” said Dawn Clapperton, WTVJ vice president of news. “She is passionate about enterprising stories and […]

WSFA Sports Anchor Hailey Sutton Moving To WTVJ Miami

Johnny Archer Moves From WTVJ To WCAU

Maria Browne, ‘First Lady’ Of WTVJ News, Dies At 71

WTVJ Miami Sets New Morning Anchor Team

DMA 16: MIAMI

WTVJ Names Dawn Clapperton VP Of News

The Miami NBC O&O promotes her from assistant news director.

WTVJ Miami Reporter Finds Connection In The Struggle For Food

DMA 16: MIAMI

Jorge Carballo Named WTVJ Miami GM

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations picks the South Florida broadcast veteran and current president-GM of Telemundo’s WSCV expands his responsibilities to oversee the NBC O&O’s operations.

DMA 16: MIAMI

Anchor Carlos Suarez Joins WTVJ Miami News

NBC-owned WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) today named Carlos Suarez weekend morning news anchor. Suarez will anchor the NBC 6 Today newscasts at 6 and 9 a.m. on Saturdays and at 7 and 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. He will make his on-air debut on Saturday, July 13, alongside meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin. Suarez joins WTVJ from WPLG […]

DMA 16: MIAMI

Remember Ralph Renick? He Was A Miami TV Legend, And Then He Suddenly Quit On Air

DMA 16: MIAMI

Legendary Miami Reporter Ike Seamans Dies

DMA 16: MIAMI

WTVJ Moves Roxanne Vargas To Weekdays

DMA 16: MIAMI

Keith Jones The New WTVJ 4 P.M. News Anchor

NBC-owned WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) has named Keith Jones as the station’s 4 p.m. news anchor. Jones joins Trina Robinson and will co-anchor the hour-long weekday newscast as well as the 5:30 p.m. newscast. Additionally, Jones will serve as the lead sports anchor and host of Sports Final. The half-hour locally produced sports show airs […]

DMA 16: MIAMI

WTVJ Names Roxanne Vargas Weekend A.M. Anchor

NBC O&O WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) has appointed Roxanne Vargas as the station’s new weekend morning anchor. Vargas will anchor the 6 and 9 a.m. newscasts on Saturdays and the 7 and 9 a.m. newscasts on Sundays. In addition to her new role, Vargas will continue to host the station’s midday entertainment show 6 In […]

DMA 16: MIAMI

WTVJ Names Guerrieri Creative Services VP

Broadcast and multimedia marketing veteran Mike Guerrieri joins the NBC O&O from KPRC Houston.

DMA 16: MIAMI

WTVJ Photographer Attacked During Story

DMA 16

Miami TV Goes Nuts Over Castro’s Death

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.

DMA 16: MIAMI

WTVJ Photog, Reporter Involved In Hit And Run

DMA 16: MIAMI

WTVJ’s John Morales Wants More Climate Reporting

DMA 16: MIAMI

Juarez Named WTVJ-WSCV Digital Director

Debra Juarez, who guided the expansion and resurgence of WMAQ Chicago during five years as news director, is leaving the NBC O&O to head digital operations for two of the parent company’s stations in Miami.

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WTVJ Partners With YMCA To Prevent Drowning

DMAS 1,2, 16 & 30

Four NBC O&Os To Launch 4 P.M. News

NBC Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Hartford, Conn., will debut hour-long 4 p.m. newscasts in May.

DMA 16: MIAMI

Longtime WTVJ Anchor Pam Giganti Retires

DMA 16

WTVJ Miami Adds Anchor Sheli Muniz

NBC-owned WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) today named Sheli Muniz news anchor for NBC 6 News at 4:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. Muniz is a bilingual journalist who has experience working across various parts of the state, including South Florida. She succeeds longtime WTVJ anchor Pam Giganti, who is retiring from broadcast television at the […]

DMA 16

WTVJ Miami Making Anchor Moves

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Spots From Buffalo, The Big Apple And Miami

DMA 16 (MIAMI)

WTVJ Sports Anchor Joe Rose To Retire

DMAS 2, 5 & 16

Rentrak Adds Three More NBC Stations

The ratings service signs KNBC Los Angeles, KXAS Dallas-Fort Worth and WTVJ Miami-Fort Lauderdale.

DMA 16

WTVJ Miami Names Elyse Massa VP Of Sales

The veteran TV sales executive is tapped to succeed Larry Olevitch, who’s now the NBC-owned station’s GM.

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Local News Competition Heats Up In Miami

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.”

DMA 16

Tony Pipitone Joins NBC 6 South Florida

Longtime broadcast journalist Tony Pipitone has joined NBC O&O WTVJ Miami as an investigative reporter. “It’s a great opportunity to add someone with Tony’s skills and reputation to our investigative unit,” said Migdalia Figueroa, the station’s VP of news. “His commitment to journalism and the well-being of the viewers make him the perfect match for […]

DMA 16

WTVJ Miami Expands Weekday Morning News

NBC-owned WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) announced today that its 4:30 a.m. newscast unveiled during the Olympic Games will become a permanent addition to the weekday morning news block. “We had an overwhelming viewer response to the 4:30 a.m. newscast we launched during the Olympics and are excited to make it a permanent addition to our […]

DMAS 18 (ORLANDO) & 16 (MIAMI)

Reporter Tony Pipitone Leaving WKMG For WTVJ

DMA 16

Larry Olevitch Named GM Of WTVJ Miami

NBC promotes the station’s senior vice president of sales to succeed Manuel Martinez, who has moved to head the Telemundo Station Group.

DMA 16 (MIAMI)

WTVJ, Nonprofit Team On Investigative News

NBC’s Miami O&O is joining the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting on local investigative newsgathering efforts. It’s the sixth such arrangement entered into by NBCU-owned stations.

WTVJ Miami To Broadcast Live Senate Debate

NBC-owned WTVJ Miami (DMA 16) will televise the only confirmed Florida senatorial debate during the 2012 election season, pitting Florida’s incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D) against Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack. The live broadcast will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., and will be carried exclusively on WTVJ in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale […]

DMA 16 (MIAMI)

Courtney Fallon Joins WTVJ As Sports Reporter