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Two South Florida Stations Getting Studio Facelifts

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC, Overhauls, Upgrades, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on June 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

WPTV Set Construction (Courtesy: Facebook)

WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., and WTVJ in Miami are both undergoing studio set renovations right now.

For WPTV, the change couldn’t come soon enough; SFLTV.com reports the old set had been there since the turn of the millenium.

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Former Miami Weekend Anchor Slides Down A Few Markets To Grab Orlando Anchoring Gig

In Florida, FOX, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

LuAnne Sorrell (Courtesy: WSVN)

LuAnne Sorrell, former WSVN reporter and weekend morning anchor, has accepted a job at WOFL, the FOX affiliate in Orlando.

Sorrell had spent the last seven years at the Miami FOX affiliate as a reporter on “Today in Florida.”

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Miami Station Selects New Assistant ND From Rival Network

In ABC, Florida, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on May 31, 2012 at 8:32 am

Chad Matthews (Courtesy: Twitter)

Chad Matthews has been picked as the new assistant news director for WTVJ, the NBC O&O in Miami, Fla.

TVNewsCheck reports Matthews previously served as the senior executive producer for ABC-owned WABC in New York for the last 12 years.

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Florida NBC O&O Launches New Lifestyle Show

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on May 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

Roxanne Vargas (Courtesy: WTVJ)

It’s called “6 In The Mix,” and Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ seems to be sparing no expense on the new show’s presentation.

TVNewsCheck reports the show, which is slotted to air weekdays at 11:30 a.m., will be hosted by WTVJ’s own Roxanne Vargas and aims to give viewers a fast-paced look at lifestyle and entertainment options throughout Miami and South Florida.

Want to see video of what viewers can expect? Hint: you probably do.

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Former Miami Anchor Hired In Tampa “To Help” In Ratings War

In CBS, Florida, FOX, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa-St. Petersburg on May 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

Charles Billi (Courtesy: Twitter)

Charles Billi, former Miami news anchor, has now taken a job at Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., CBS affiliate WTSP.

Billi left WSVN in 2011 with 12 years under his belt, saying he wanted to pursue other opportunities.

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Florida Anchor’s On-Camera Antics Get Him Charged With Grand Theft

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale on May 22, 2012 at 8:54 am

Frank Cairo/Ivan Valdes (Courtesy: Miami Herald)

A television anchor and producer with TV Azteca has been charged with grand theft after police say he stole chairs and carpet from his downstairs neighbor in Doral, Fla., and it was his performance on camera that tipped them off.

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Miami Sportscaster Gets Bumped Up To News Anchor

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC, Promotions on May 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Adam Kuperstein (Courtesy: WTVJ-TV)

After six years as WTVJ-TV’s sports anchor and reporter, Adam Kuperstein has been moved to the anchor desk at the Miami NBC affiliate.

TV News Check reports Kuperstein joined co-anchor Jackie Nespral last week to anchor the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

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West Palm Beach Station Hires New Weekend Meteorologist

In Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Weather, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on May 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

Bay Scroggins (Courtesy: Twitter)

Bay Scroggins, a former meteorologist at WeatherNation TV in Minneapolis, has started work at West Palm Beach, Fla., NBC affiliate WPTV.

According to his station bio, Scroggins started at the station last month. He will serve as the weekend morning meteorologist.

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Traffic Reporter Let Go At South Florida Station

In Firings, Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on May 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Nathalie Pozo (Courtesy: Twitter)

It may not be the reason for her departure, but WTVJ-TV traffic reporter Nathalie Pozo is the first on-air personality to leave the station after a new general manager and news director began working at the NBC Miami affiliate earlier this year.

SFLTV.com reports Pozo had been with WTVJ since March 2010, after being hired from ABC affiliate WPBF in Palm Beach County, Fla.

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Miami Reporter Fired Over Deceptive George Zimmerman 911 Call Edit

In Firings, Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on May 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Jeff Burnside (Courtesy: Facebook/NBC Miami)

NBC has fired veteran WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside over an edit made in the George Zimmerman 911 call, the one placed right before Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

This is the second firing since the internal investigation into these deceptive edits began last month.

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