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WFOR Promotes Meteorologist Craig Setzer

CRAIG_SETZERCraig Setzer has been promoted to chief meteorologist for Miami CBS owned station WFOR.

Setzer has been with WFOR for 14 years. He will continue working on the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts.

“Craig’s experience in the number one hurricane market in the country serves our news team and our viewers extremely well when it comes to tracking tropical systems,” WFOR VP and GM Adam Levy said in a statement.

Before starting at WFOR in January 2000, Setzer worked at KRDO in Colorado Springs, WFLA in Tampa and KSDK in St. Louis. He has appeared on “CBS This Morning” and “The CBS Evening News.”

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Irika Sargent to Join WFOR as Anchor in May

Irika Sargent PhotoMiami CBS owned station WFOR has announced Irika Sargent will be joining Rick Folbaum as co-anchor of the evening newscasts.

“We are excited to welcome Irika Sargent to CBS4,” Adam Levy, VP and GM of WFOR-WBFS said in a statement. “Irika will be another key addition to the talented and experienced news team we have here and we look forward to having her partner with Rick, starting in May.”

Sargent comes from KPRC in Houston where she is a weekend anchor and nightside reporter. She has also worked in Mobile, AL, Columbia, MO, and London, England.

She is currently a member of the New York Bar Association.

Levy also spoke about Cynthia Demos who currently anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news with Folbaum and had been filling in after Shannon Hori left the station last year. “Cynthia has given us an experienced and steady hand at the anchor desk during our evening newscasts the past several months and we look forward to having her continue to be a key contributor to our success.”

Miami CBS Station Has New AM News Anchor

makaula_croppedMiami’s WFOR has announced Walter Makaula will join the CBS owned station as co-anchor for “CBS4 News this Morning.”

Makaula will make his on-air debut one week after he joins the station on January 13.

“Walter is a multi-talented broadcaster who is equally skilled as a breaking news anchor and as a storyteller who reports on captivating human interest stories,” said WFOR VP and GM Adam Levy in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have him join our team.”

Makaula comes to WFOR from KSWB in San Diego, CA where he was an anchor. He has also worked at KHNL and KGMB in Honolulu, HI.

South Florida Celebrates 40 Years of Sunshine

Al Sunshine, reporter for WFOR, Miami’s CBS O&O, is celebrating 40 years on-air.

Sunshine, yes, that’s his real name, began his career in 1972 with WTVJ, which was the CBS affiliate at the time, as a reporter/photographer.  Forty years later, he’s known for his “4 Your Money” segments where he investigates and reports on behalf of local consumers.

The key to his success? “He has survived because he’s somebody we can all relate to,” longtime colleague, WFOR anchor Elliot Rodriguez told the Miami Herald . “An average guy.”

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Rhiannon Ally Named Morning Anchor at WFOR

Rhiannon Ally has been named morning anchor at WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami.

Ally joins WFOR from another CBS O&O, New York City’s WCBS, on February 13. She will co-anchor the 5-7 a.m. newscast alongside Jawan Strader.

Ally replaces Marybel Rodriguez, who has been filling in as co-anchor on the morning newscast for several months. In a statement announcing Ally’s hire, WFOR vice president and general manager Adam Levy said Rodriguez will continue to anchor the noon newscast, calling her “an important part of our news team.”

Ally’s husband, Mike Marza, is an anchor at rival WSVN, the Miami Fox-affiliate.

Liz Roldan Named WFOR News Director

Liz Roldan has been named news director at WFOR.  Roldan, who joined the CBS O&O in August as an executive producer, has been serving as interim news director for the part month.

This is Roldan’s second tenure at WFOR.  She served as assignment manager in the early to mid 90s before joining WTVJ, where she worked as managing editor.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Liz’s professionalism and ability in this position,” said WFOR vice president and general manager Adam Levy. “Liz not only brings a comprehensive knowledge of news operations to this position, but also extensive experience in the South Florida market. That’s an invaluable combination and we’re confident it will take CBS4 to new levels of excellence and achievement.”

Veteran Eliott Rodriguez Reclaims Weeknight Anchor Seat as WFOR Shuffles On-Air Roster

Miami’s WFOR is shuffling its on-air roster and Eliott Rodriguez (left), who has been with the CBS O&O for over a decade, is reclaiming his former spot at the weekday evening anchor desk.

WFOR announced today that Rodriguez would replace Antonio Mora as Shannon Hori‘s co-anchor for the station’s 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts.  Rodriguez had served as WFOR’s main anchor until 2008, when he was replaced by Mora, who jumped to WFOR from Chicago’s WBBM. Since then, he has been working the station’s noon and 5:30 p.m. newscasts.

Mora will now anchor the 6 p.m. newscast solo as Hori will team with Rodriguez from 5 to 6 p.m., in addition to 11.  Cynthia Demos, who had been anchoring 5:30 p.m. as well as the 10 p.m. newscast on sister station WBFS, will now focus exclusively on the 10 p.m. show.

“These new assignments will maximize the strengths of each of our anchors,” said Adam Levy, WFOR’s vice president and general manager, in making the announcement. “We look forward to having Eliott, Shannon, Antonio and Cynthia continue to play major roles for us.”