She is best known for her seven-month investigative series on Hispanic students being forced out of a high school in the El Paso Independent School District. The series launched and investigation by both the FBI and the U.S. Department of Education.
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WQAM, a Miami sports radio station, chose a unique and slightly tuneful way to say goodbye to former WSVN meteorologist Julie Durda, who left the Miami FOX affiliate two weeks ago Friday.
According to sfltv.com, the tribute is sung/spoken by “Joe Rose Show” producer Zach Krantz and is loosely based on Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind”. The song chronicles the sports talk radio show’s relationship struggles with the former WSVN meteorologist. Joe Rose is both the host of the show on WQAM and a sports anchor at Miami’s NBC owned station WTVJ.
The song references a spat between Rose and Durda which caused the erstwhile meteorologist to delete her twitter account. A string of tweets showing what appears to be Durda’s frustration with the sports radio hosts attention to her clothing is posted on sfltv.com.
Julie Durda, the WSVN morning meteorologist who had planned to leave the Miami FOX affiliate in December will sign off this Friday instead.
On her facebook page Durda told viewers, “I will NOT be on (WSVN) after this Friday. I can tell you this is not the last you will see of me.” You can see the screen shot of the complete post after the jump.
Durda, who recently married a WSVN staffer, had originally planned to let her contract run out in December. According to gossipextra.com, FOX publicist Lily Pardo said Durda is leaving of her own accord. “Julie recently got married and asked us if she could take a break and leave early to start her honeymoon, and we wanted to accommodate her.”
Lowe’s wife fell victim to the thieves the day before the report aired. The story, also posted on the Miami FOX affiliate’s website, describes what happened,
Surveillance video caught the crime on camera Sunday. As Lowe’s wife pumped gas, the thieves pulled up next to her Honda Pilot in a white Chevy Impala. While she is distracted pumping gas, the thieves strike by opening the passenger door. “I was just pumping gas, looking at the gas pump,” she said.
Police say they are still looking for the suspects. You can watch the video of the story after the jump.
Durda , who was part of the station’s top rated morning show for four years, will be leaving sometime in December when her contract is up, according to sfltv.com.
Barely a month after she wed a WSVN ad executive Julie Durda has decided she’s moving on from WSVN and ‘Today in Florida’. Surprised and excited 7Newsers were contacting us on Friday after an internal memo went out that announced to Plex employees Julie Durda will not be renewing her contract. Her last day will be sometime in December.
Sanders joins WWL from WCTV in Tallahassee, where she has been the news director since 2010. She has also worked at WINK in Fort Myers, WWSB in Sarasota, WFLA in Tampa, WSVN in Miami and WPBF in West Palm Beach.
In a memo to WWL staffers, executive news director Bill Siegel praised Sanders’ leadership at WCTV, noting “her experience with social media and emerging technologies fits perfectly with the direction we are moving as a digital news organization.” Read more
Miami’s WSVN got a little too excited about the Heat’s potential signing of Ray Allen as the Fox-affiliate issued a breaking news update during its 11 p.m. newscast Thursday to declare that the NBA champions had agreed to a deal with the former All-Star, apparently based on a tweet from a Twitter impostor.
WSVN sports anchor Mike DiPasquale attributed the news to Yahoo! Sports, but it doesn’t appear that Yahoo! Sports reported anything of the sort. Both Deadspin and Bleacher Report report that WSVN was likely fooled by a fake Twitter account falsely attributed to influential Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski. Read more
YouTube auteur Kyle has developed a large following for his excruciatingly awkward reporting, and Ozebek found himself competing for an interview with Kyle’s shotgun mic at the parade. It didn’t go too well (run-in begins around 1:04 mark).
The NHL playoffs have been wreaking havoc on graphics departments across the country. Following hockey-related graphics flubs from WSVN in Miami and KNBC in Los Angeles, the country’s top station, WABC, screwed up the logo (and name) of the hometown New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
During the ABC O&O’s 6 p.m. newscast, the station ran a Stanley Cup graphic with the logo of the New York Islanders, instead of the Devils, with the text “Islanders vs. Kings.” When WSVN and KNBC confused logos, at least the teams had the same mascots. Luckily, WABC sports anchor Rob Powers got the team right as he narrated highlights. [Via Deadspin]
All of the local news stations in Miami aired new video today of the gruesome cannibal attack that occurred over the weekend near the Miami Herald building.
The newly released video, taken by a Herald security camera, shows a high-angle long shot of the location where Rudy Eugene, 31, appears to have randomly encountered a 65-year-old homeless man, identified as Ronald Poppo, and proceeded to chew off a significant portion of his face before a police officer arrived.
The new video was the top story on the noon newscasts of WPLG, WSVN, and WFOR, and WTVJ, which has a half-hour 11 a.m. newscast, played a portion of it during its coverage of the incident today. Read more