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WFOR Still Talking About Last Year’s BCS Championship Game

Miami’s CBS owned station WFOR put up the wrong graphic for its 6 p.m. report about preparations for next week’s BCS Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama. The graphic on the big monitor behind anchors Shannon Hori and Josh Benson showed last year’s matchup between LSU and Alabama.

This year’s BCS National Championship Game will be played Monday in Miami.

[SFLTV]

Veteran News Director Paul Stueber Dies

Paul Stueber, a local television veteran who has worked as news director at stations across the country, died December 25 after a lengthy illness. He was 65.

Stueber was a former news director at WBRE and WNEP in Scranton, WEWS in Cleveland, WCIX (now WFOR) in Miami, KWTV in Oklahoma City, WMAR in Baltimore and WEEK in Peoria.

“Paul was the leader in many newsrooms during his time. He paved the way for many broadcast journalists to be successful in the television news business,” a memorial post on WNEP’s Facebook page reads. “He could be tough to deal with times … but he did make us all better at what we do.”

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.

In Miami, High Speed U-Haul Chase Takes Over Noon Newscasts

A man driving a U-Haul truck led police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Miami Friday afternoon.

Two of the Miami stations, ABC affiliate WPLG and Fox affiliate WSVN, were in the middle of the noon newscasts when the news broke. WSVN was the first to start following the chase at 12:21 p.m., with photographer Ralph Rayburn in its chopper and Alexis Rivera and Christine Cruz at the anchor desk. WPLG began covering it at 12:35 p.m. with Constance Jones anchoring. Read more

WFOR Reporter Gio Benitez to Join ABC News

WFOR‘s Gio Benitez is leaving the Miami CBS O&O to join ABC News. He will begin at the network early next year as a correspondent in ABC’s New York bureau.

Benitez has been at WFOR since 2008, working first as an investigative producer and then as a reporter. In a memo announcing the hire, ABC News president Ben Sherwood called Benitez “versatile and hard-charging,” praising his “many talents and dynamic storytelling ability.”

Benitez is the latest in a string of ABC News hires from local O&Os. The network hired Alex Perez, Paula Faris and Ginger Zee from WMAQ, the NBC O&O in Chicago, over the last year.

President Obama Does Election Day Interviews with Stations in Battleground States

President Barack Obama will close out his campaign with one last round of local interviews Tuesday, sitting down with 10 stations in battleground states.

The interviews will take place via satellite from Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago. In order of interview, he will talk with WHO in Des Moines, KWWL in Cedar Rapids, WTMJ in Milwaukee, WKYC in Cleveland, WKRC in Cincinnati, WFOR in Miami, WTVT in Tampa, WJLA in Washington, KMGH in Denver and KVVU in Las Vegas.

Governor Mitt Romney is spending the day appealing to voters in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. [h/t Politico]

WFOR Reporter Covering Sandy Gets New York Welcome

Ted Scouten, a reporter for WFOR, the CBS affiliate in Miami, got a rude welcome when he came to New York to cover Hurricane Sandy.

Scouten was standing in the Rockaways section of Queens when a wave poured over the sea wall he was standing near. The Miami reporter turned it into a teachable moment saying, “This is exactly why we tell you to stay away from situations like this.”

“CBS This Morning” also aired the video.  You can see their take after the jump. Read more

Josh Eure Joins KPNX as Assistant News Director

Josh Eure is joining KPNX, the NBC affiliate in Phoenix, as assistant news director and senior content manager.

Eure comes from ABC News, where he was a senior producer for “ABC News Now.” He has also spent time as a coordinating produce for “World News Now” and “Good Morning America.” Prior to that, Eure worked as an executive producer at WWOR in New York, WSB in Atlanta and WFOR in Miami.

Eure begins in Phoenix on November 5.

South Florida Celebrates 40 Years of Sunshine

Al Sunshine, reporter for WFOR, Miami’s CBS O&O, is celebrating 40 years on-air.

Sunshine, yes, that’s his real name, began his career in 1972 with WTVJ, which was the CBS affiliate at the time, as a reporter/photographer.  Forty years later, he’s known for his “4 Your Money” segments where he investigates and reports on behalf of local consumers.

The key to his success? “He has survived because he’s somebody we can all relate to,” longtime colleague, WFOR anchor Elliot Rodriguez told the Miami Herald . “An average guy.”

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Josh Benson Joins WFOR as Morning Co-Anchor

Josh Benson is joining WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami, as c0-anchor of the morning newscast.

Benson comes from WFTV, the ABC-affiliate in Orlando, where he spent two years as the station’s evening anchor. At WFOR, he will co-anchor from 5 to 7 a.m. alongside Rhiannon Ally. His first day will be August 27.

“We are very excited to introduce Josh Benson to our viewers,” WFOR news director Liz Roldan said in a statement announcing the hire. “His on-air presence, energy, and journalism skills will make him a great addition to our morning team.”

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