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On the Move, 9/11/13

Antonio Mora joins Al Jazeera America as host of primetime interview program “Consider This.” Mora was previously an anchor at WFOR in Miami.

Jeff Pegues moves from WABC to CBS News, where he will be a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent.

Aditi Roy joins ABC News from WCAU in Philadelphia.

Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson joins Al Jazeera America from KIRO in Seattle. Read more

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WFOR Confirms: Folbaum Replacing Rodriguez at 5:00 and 11:00 p.m.

We reported a couple of weeks ago that Rick Folbaum was leaving FOX news to anchor at WFOR the CBS owned station in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, but didn’t know which newscasts he would anchor. Now we know.

WFOR has confirmed, beginning August 26 Folbaum will anchor the station’s 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscast, moving veteran anchor Eliott Rodriguez to the Noon and 6:00 p.m. shows.

“I am thrilled to be joining the distinguished news team at CBS4,” Folbaum said in a statement. “Everyone in the news business knows that South Florida is one of the best news markets in the country. I’ve spent lots of time in this area ever since I was a kid. My wife and I are looking forward to raising our own children in this dynamic and diverse community.” Read more

Rick Folbaum Leaves Fox News for WFOR

Rick Folbaum, who has been with Fox News nearly from the start, is leaving the network and has been named an anchor at WFOR the CBS-owned station in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.

Folbaum joined Fox News in 1996, left in 2006 to anchor at Fox-owned WNYW in New York, and returned to FNC in 2009 where he has been anchor of “America’s News Headquarters” on Saturdays.

A WFOR spokesperson tells TVSpy Folbaum will join the station in late August on a Monday-Friday schedule, but it’s not known which shows he’ll anchor. The station has seen two main anchors depart in the last six months: Shannon Hori left WFOR in May for WAVE in Louisville, and Antonio Mora departed in December. Last week, Mora was named a primetime anchor for the new Al Jazeera America.

Folbaum, a Syracuse University grad and father of five, will have his last day at Fox News Aug. 9.

Former WFOR Anchor Antonio Mora Joins Al Jazeera America

Former WFOR anchor Antonio Mora is joining Al Jazeera America to host a nightly current affairs talk show.

Mora left the Miami CBS O&O in December after his contract was not renewed. He has also previously worked at ABC News and WBBM, the CBS O&O in Chicago.

“I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that’s committed to in-depth coverage of stories important to all Americans,” Mora said in a statement. “I’m truly looking forward to tackling important issues with our guests and bringing forth the voices of everyday Americans affected by the topics we’ll discuss on the show.”

TVNewser has more details on the hire.

Antonio Mora Out at WFOR

Antonio Mora is out at the Miami CBS owned station WFOR after his contract was not renewed.

According to sfltv.com, the move was no surprise,

Tipsters told us he may be on the way out but that his contract was into its third year and past the ’out clause’ period so WFOR had to wait for it to run out, which just happened.

Lee ZimmermanWFOR’s director of communications said in a statement posted to GossipExtra, “Antonio has been a valued member of the CBS4 News team throughout his five years here.  We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Mora joined WFOR from Chicago CBS owned station WBBM in 2008.  Before working for WBBM, he was on the news desk for “Good Morning America.” Mora had been the solo anchor for WFOR’s 6 p.m. newscast.

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.”