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WTVJ Expands Morning Newscast

wtvj logoAfter a successful run with a 4:30 a.m. newscast during the Sochi Olympics, NBC owned WTVJ has made it a permanent part of its programming lineup.

“We had an overwhelming viewer response to the 4:30 AM newscast we launched during the Olympics and are excited to make it a permanent addition to our lineup,” WTVJ vice president of news Migdalia Figueroa said in a statement. “We are committed to providing our viewers relevant local news and information when they need it and are pleased they want to start their day with us.”

The newscast will continue to be anchored by Pam Giganti and Jawan Strader, with meteorologist Ryan Phillips and traffic reporter Kelly Blanco.

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WTVJ Shuffles Anchors: Jawan Strader to Weekdays, Keith Jones to Weekends

WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in South Florida, is shuffling weekend and weekday anchors.

Beginning today, Jawan Strader (left) replaces Keith Jones (right) as co-anchor of the weekday morning newscast. Strader joined WTVJ in August after a decade at rival WFOR, where he was also the morning anchor. At WTVJ, Strader will join Pam Giganti at the anchor desk.

Jones will shift to weekends, where he will take Strader’s place anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on Saturday and Sunday. Jones was hired in June from WTSP in Tampa.

The online bios for Strader and Jones were updated Friday evening to reflect the new assignments. [h/t NewsBlues]

WTVJ Hires Keith Jones as Morning Co-Anchor

Keith Jones will be the new morning co-anchor at WTVJ in Miami, the NBC O&O announced today.

Jones joins WTVJ from WTSP in Tampa, where he has anchored the morning and noon newscasts for the past three years. He replaces Adam Kuperstein, who recently moved from mornings to evenings at WTVJ.

“Keith’s strong reporting and anchoring background will make him a valuable addition to NBC 6 News,” WTVJ president and general manager Manuel Martinez said in a statement. “We’re excited to have our morning team in place.” Read more

Roxanne Vargas to Host ’6 in the Mix’ on WTVJ

Miami NBC O&O WTVJ has announced plans to launch a daily lifestyle and entertainment show hosted by Roxanne Vargas.

“6 in the Mix” will air on weekdays at 11:30 a.m and will feature segments on restaurants, entertainment, fashion, nightlife and local events. It will air following WTVJ’s 11 a.m. newscast, anchored by Pam Giganti.

“The half hour is filled with the hot happenings going on around town,” WTVJ director of creative services Jose Suarez said in a statement. “It will offer viewers a great look at the day’s hottest headlines. If people are talking about it in the office, we’ll be talking about it on the show.”

WTVJ Promotes Sports Reporter to Main Anchor

WTVJ announced today that Adam Kuperstein will join Jackie Nespral as anchor of the NBC station’s 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Kuperstein, who has been with WTVJ since 2005, has transitioned to the news desk over the last several months while serving as the station’s weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter.  For the past six years, he has also co-hosted WTVJ’s Sunday night sports show.

“This is an incredible honor for me,” Kuperstein said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to come into our viewers’ homes in this new role and look forward to informing and serving the South Florida community for many years.” Read more

Adam Kuperstein Named Morning Anchor At WTVJ

Adam Kuperstein, a sports anchor and reporter at WTVJ in Miami, has been promoted to weekday morning anchor at the NBC O&O.

Kuperstein announced the move on Twitter, writing, “can’t wait to join the best & most fun morning crew in town!” He will co-anchor with Pam Giganti, who has anchored the newscast solo since Bob Mayer retired last year.

Since joining WTVJ in 2005, Kuperstein has been a weekday sports reporter and weekend sports anchor. Before moving to Miami, he was the weekend sports anchor at WUPW in Toledo and WHIZ in Zanesville, OH.