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What Are Local Stations Covering?

The West Palm Beach Florida TV stations all have their own take on what’s important to viewers.

Only one story made all four newscasts: the closing of the Flagler Memorial Bridge. WPTV devoted the most time to the bridge story opting for team coverage led by Shannon Cake who was hovering above the bridge in a helicopter.

See the stories they covered in the first five minutes below.

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WPTV Anchor Shannon Cake Going Part Time

WPTV_Shannon_Cake WPTV-WFLX anchor Shannon Cake will stop anchoring for FOX affiliate WFLX.

“It’s something that we worked on for months,” Cake told Gossip Extra‘s Jose Lambiet who first reported the news. “My parents are getting older and my dad had a health scare recently. That was a wake up call.”

“She will continue on as an afternoon anchor for us,” Lloyd Bucher, station manager for NBC affiliate WPTV, told TVSpy. “We think the world of Shannon and are very pleased to have her at WPTV as an integral part of our anchor team.”

WPTV produces the nightly news for WFLX.

Woman Posing as WFLX Producer Charged with Fraud

A woman who said she was a producer for West Palm Beach FOX affiliate WFLX and promised local business owners “international exposure and publicity” on a TV show has been arrested by Palm Beach police and charged with fraud.

The Sun-Sentinel reports, Jessie Alexander allegedly bilked local business owners out of at least $23,000 by charging them a one-time fee of $3,500 for publicity on a special called “Best of the Palm Beaches.”

According to the police report, “Representatives from FOX 29 and Love PR told a Palm Beach detective Alexander had no affiliation with them and was using their logos without permission.”

“This was not a low-caliber scam,” said police spokesman Fred Hess. “This was somebody who was going after the big bucks.” Read more

Raycom Media Promotes Nancy Kent-Smith, Frank Jones

Raycom Media has promoted Nancy Kent-Smith and Frank Jones in Richmond, Va.

Kent-Smith, who has been news director of WWBT-WUPW, Raycom’s NBC and CW affiliates in Richmond, will become the company’s regional news director. In her new role, she will have oversight of WWBT-WUPW as well as WOIO-WUAB in Cleveland, WTOL-WUPW in Toledo, WXIX in Cincinnatti, KOLD in Tucscon, WTNZ in Knoxville and WFLX in West Palm Beach.

As Kent-Smith transitions into her new role, she will be replaced at WWBT-WUPW by Jones, who joined the stations in 1992 as a producer. He has served as executive news producer and, most recently, assistant news director.

“We have an amazing group of people here at NBC12 and this is a great opportunity. It is a competitive market and I couldn’t ask for a better staff,” Jones said in a statement. “They are dedicated and determined and I look forward to my new role leading Richmond’s number one news team.”

WPTV Launching 4 p.m. Newscast on WFLX

WPTV, a Scripps-owned NBC-affiliate, and WFLX, a Raycom-owned Fox-affiliate, are set to debut a new, half-hour newscast at 4 p.m.

At the beginning of this year, WPTV began producing newscasts for WFLX under a new partnership. In January, WFLX unveiled a new 10 p.m. newscast with WPTV anchors Shannon Cake and Jay Cashmere, in addition to a revamped morning newscast from 7-9 a.m.

Now, WPTV is expanding its lineup on WFLX with “Fox 29 News First at 4:00,” which will be the market’s only newscast in the 4 o’clock time slot. Read more

In West Palm Beach, WPTV and WFLX Expand Relationship

Raycom Media and Scripps have entered into a new shared services agreement for WPTV and WFLX in West Palm Beach, FL.

Under the deal, Scripps’ WPTV, a NBC-affiliate, will provide “technical, promotional and online operations and certain local programming” for Raycom’s WFLX, a Fox-affiliate.

Since the beginning of the year, WPTV has been producing 17 hours of WFLX-branded newscasts each week and the new agreement is an expansion of this relationship.

“This is a mutually beneficial arrangement because the enhanced relationship allows WFLX to operate more efficiently while giving WPTV the opportunity to generate more revenue from its staff and infrastructure,” said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of television for Scripps.