SFLTV.com is launching our new weekly feature, Newsie of the Week. Do you watch a news anchor or reporter that stands out in the crowd? Have a co-worker that you think should be recognized for their work? Here’s your chance to let them know. You can now nominate anyone from the South Florida TV news industry. From your main anchor, AM reporter, or satellite truck operator – and everyone in between. All nominations are anonymous and anyone can vote. Every week we’ll have a new winner, and every month you’ll be able to vote for your favorite of the four. NOMINATE NOW: HERE.
Our first weeks winner was chosen by the SFLTV.com staff. This weeks winner is…
…WTVJ morning anchor Pam Giganti. Pam Giganti has anchored WTVJ’s morning newscast ‘Today in South Florida’ since 2001. In that time she has demonstrated herself as a capable and appealing anchor. Pam’s great on-air chemistry with her co-anchor Bob Mayer is evident from their daily banter on the show, and is clearly demonstrated to the viewers. We like her versatility and style in delivering the morning news, and the type of attitude that makes you want to keep watching. In my opinion, Pam and Bob make the show easy to watch, and easy to wake up to. Unfortunately, because she only anchors the early-AM show and gets little air time, she rarely gets recognized as the true talent she is.
When former WTVJ meteorologist Lonnie Quinn and his goofy personality joined the ‘Today in South Florida’ newscast in 2002, he changed the way Pam and Bob lead the show. It went from stiff, conservative, and reserved… to a lot more relaxed and easy to watch.
Even though many view the rest of WTVJ as a sinking ship, we feel the morning show has managed to retain its quality and professionalism in part because of Pam Giganti, and of course in no-small party by Bob Mayer.
So with this, that is why we pick Pam Giganti as SFLTV.com’s Newsie of the Week.
Who would you pick as YOUR newsie of the week? Tell us by nominating them using the form above.