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Louis Aguirre Leaving WSVN for The Insider

aguirre wsvnWSVN entertainment reporter Louis Aguirre has been named co-anchor of entertainment newsmagazine The Insider.

Gossip Extra first reported, the host of the local entertainment show Deco Drive was leaving the Miami FOX affiliate, but at the time there was no word where he was going.

Aguirre came to WSVN in 2003. He’s worked at WPLG in Miami. He has also co-hosted FOX and Friends, and has worked as a correspondent on A Current Affair and EXTRA! He started his career with Telemundo in 1989.

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Danielle Knox to Join WSVN

knox croppedDanielle Knox is joining Miami FOX affiliate WSVN as anchor and reporter, Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet reports.

“I’ve worked in Los Angeles and Atlanta and San Francisco, but there’s no place like Miami when it comes to news,” Knox told Gossip Extra. “I’m very excited. There’s nothing more invigorating than live news.”

Knox last worked as a host of Lifetime’s morning show, The Balancing Act. She has also worked at WGCL in Atlanta, WFOR and WTVJ in Miami, WVIT in Hartford, Ct , and KTVE in Monroe, LA.

Leadership Changes at Sunbeam’s WHDH, WSVN

sunbeam televisionLeadership changes are coming to WHDH-WLVI and WSVN, Sunbeam’s stations in Boston and Miami, Broadcasting & Cable reports.

Beginning in September, Robert “Bubba” Burns will take over as the general manager of WHDH-WLVI, the NBC and CW affiliates in Boston. Burns has been with Sunbeam for seven years, most recently as the Boston stations’ general sales manager.

Burns replaces Chris Wayland, who is being promoted to executive vice present and general manager of Sunbeam. In his new role, Wayland replaces Robert Leider, who also serves as general manager of WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami. Leider will shift to a vice president and consulting role at Sunbeam, New England One reports.

Aubrey Aquino Joins WAVY as ‘The Hampton Roads Show’ Co-Host

aubrey aquinoAubrey Aquino has joined WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Portsmouth, Va., as the co-host of “The Hampton Roads Show.” Aquino co-hosts the interactive lifestyle show alongside Chris Reckling.

“Exciting times are ahead on The Hampton Roads Show with our new co-host Aubrey Aquino,” executive producer Stephanie Cooke said in a statement. “With Aubrey’s unique background as a lifestyle and entertainment correspondent, she will be a terrific fit for the show and I know Hampton Roads will welcome her with open arms.”

Aquino most recently contributed to WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami. She has previously worked at stations in San Francisco and Phoenix.

Former Miami Anchor in Intensive Care

kelley_mitchellKelley Mitchell, former anchor for Miami FOX affiliate WSVN and ABC affiliate WPLG is in the ICU after suffering a collapsed lung.

Mitchell, who is now a radio anchor, told Gossip Extra her doctors are still trying to figure out what happened.

“It’s sorta (sic) of a mystery,” Mitchell said. “All I know is that I started wheezing during Memorial Day weekend and the nurse at the urgent care facility sent me to the hospital.”

At times, Mitchell’s trademark gravely voice still sounds like she inhaled helium, but she says she expects to be sent home or transferred out of ICU by Tuesday.

“I still have a bunch of tubes inside of me,” she said. “I hope they’ll take them out soon.”

She added she hopes to return to work within days. She is, she admitted, a little bored.

Joe Poss Named VP, GM of WTMJ

wtmj logoJoe Poss has been named vice president and general manager of WTMJ, the NBC affiliate in Milwaukee. His appointment is effective February 17.

It is a move within Journal Broadcast Group for Poss, who has been general manager of WGBA-WACY in Green Bay since 2011. Before that, he was the station’s general sales manager for six years. He has also worked in sales at KTNV in Las Vegas, WSVN in Miami and KMSP in Minneapolis.

“With his successful background in broadcast leadership and media sales, and his great rapport with clients and colleagues, Joe will be a welcome addition to the TODAY’S TMJ4 team,” Debbie Turner, executive vice president of television for Journal Broadcast Group, said in a statement. “We are excited for the enthusiasm and expertise he will bring to the Milwaukee television market.”

Poss replaces Steve Wexler, who was named executive vice president of radio for Journal Broadcast Group next month. More in the official release after the jump. Read more

Parking Spaces Slim for WSVN After Owner Loses Lawsuit

wsvn.propertylines_smallerSFLTV is reporting many staffers at Sunbeam owned Miami-Ft. Lauderdale FOX affiliate WSVN will have to find somewhere else to park after the station’s owner lost his bid to foreclose on an adjoining property.

After the realty company owned by WSVN owner Ed Ansin, lost its foreclosure lawsuit against the owner of a vacant site across from the station, (shaded portion in picture) the owners of the vacant property have retaliated by blocking WSVN from parking on the property, evicted the station guard and plan to demolish the guardhouse.

South Florida Business Journal reported “The land targeted by foreclosure is next door, at 1415 N.E. 79th St. The 3.33-acre site is mostly a parking lot, although it has a 17,426-square-foot commercial building, a helipad and a radio tower. The building formerly housed NewsRadio WIOD 610 AM.”

SFLTV said station management told staffers only females and on-air talent can now park in the WSVN lot.

Longtime WSVN Reporter Derek Hayward Resigns

GossipExtra.com reports, Derek Hayward resigned from Miami-Fort Lauderdale FOX affiliate WSVN last night.

Hayward, who started at WSVN in 1991, told Gossip Extra he was leaving because he needed a change in his life.

“I leave with absolutely nothing but the highest regard for WSVN,” Hayward said. “They’ve treated me wonderfully in the course of the past two decades.”

Hayward’s bio has been removed from the WSVN website. TVSpy has reached out to WSVN for comment and will update when we hear back.

Meteorologist Pamela Wright Joins WYFF

Pamela Wright is joining WYFF, Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C., as the weekend morning meteorologist.

“Pamela rounds out a weather team that is second to none in our area,” news director Bruce Barkley said in a statement. “As a meteorologist, she brings experience covering hurricanes and severe weather. Pamela is also someone who knows the social media community in our region and she is anxious to interact with that audience, as well.”

Wright began her career at WCSC in Charleston, S.C. and has worked at WLUK in Green Bay, WFOR and WSVN in Miami and KCBS in Los Angeles. She was most recently vice president of media relations at Sensible City in Asheville, N.C.

Reid Lamberty Out at Boston’s WHDH

Evening co-anchor Reid Lamberty is out at WHDH, the NBC affiliate in Boston, NewsBlues reports.

Lamberty joined WHDH from WSVN in Miami (both stations are owned by Sunbeam Television) in 2011. He has also worked as an anchor at WNYW and WCBS in New York and WFXT in Boston.

Lamberty’s bio has been stripped from the WHDH website. Adam Williams has been anchoring the evening newscasts alongside Amanda Grace since June 6.

WHDH general manager Chris Wayland and news director Linda Miele did not respond to TVSpy’s requests for comment.

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