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John Rupolo Joins KZTV-KRIS in Corpus Christi

john rupoloJohn Rupolo has joined KZTV-KRIS, the CBS and NBC affiliates in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Rupolo is a former reporter for WFTX, the Fox affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla. He parted ways with the station in January after he was arrested for violating a domestic violence order of protection. At the time, he told TVSpy that the charge was “false, unfounded, and not true.”

At KZTV-KRIS, Rupolo is a nightside reporter.

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Reporter John Rupolo ‘No Longer Employed by WFTX’ After Arrest

The Cape Coral Police Department arrested WFTX reporter John Rupolo Friday morning for violating a domestic violence order of protection.

“Mr. Rupolo is no longer employed by WFTX and we have no further comment regarding this issue,” the Southwest Florida Fox affiliate said in a statement.

47-year-old Rupolo, who joined WFTX in 2010, posted a $15,000 bail on the misdemeanor charge of contempt of court. He’s set to go back before a judge next month. His bio has been stripped from the station’s website.

>Update: Rupolo provided the following statement to TVSpy: Read more

Dog Bites Reporter, Reporter Bites Back

As a reporter, you know that if you’re sent to a home to talk to the family of a man who’s just been arrested for murder, and they have a dog, there’s a good chance that dog is not going to be happy to see you walking up the driveway.

So it went yesterday for WFTX, Ft. Myers/Naples reporter John Rupolo as he tried to interview the family of Scott Vincent Sica, now in custody for the murder of a North Carolina police officer in 1996.

Law enforcement caught up with Sica who had been living with family in Cape Coral.

“We went to Sica’s home trying to talk to relatives and that’s when I met the family dog,” Rupolo said in his report. The dog nipped at the reporter. He’ll be just fine. The reporter, that is. We suspect the dog’s still pretty shaken up.