In 2007, WTVJ introduced the concept of a “on-air traffic reporter” to the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale market under split approval. Since then, the more conservative (and “old fashioned”) readers here on SFLTV have been adamant about their disapproval for this rather delayed method of receiving traffic updates. I’m not quite sure whither our readers dislike Roxanne Vargas and her reporting (or lack of) experience… or dislike the idea of Roxanne Vargas. Personally, I feel as if she does a fine job and improves as time goes on… None the less, is that traffic reporter you love to hate no longer a traffic reporter?
Independent sources have been reporting to SFLTV.com that Roxanne Vargas has no longer been doing traffic updates on “Today in South Florida.” In what could be temporary, she has been reassigned to reporting more “lifestyle” reports, including a segment about the “trending topics” on Twitter. In place of Roxanne, Karen Curtis (who was the main traffic reporter during the Lonnie Quinn era) has been rotating with Metro Traffic’s Kristen Kelly in delivering the morning updates.
Attempts to reach the station and select employees for comment did not receive a response. We’ll keep you posted.