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Posts Tagged ‘Cynthia Demos’

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.”

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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.”