WTVJ sports reporter Adam Kuperstein has been promoted to main anchor. He was supposed to anchor the weekday morning newscast with Pam Giganti but instead got put on the evening newscasts after Kevin Corke was shown the door. Kuperstein joined WTVJ in July of 2005 from the FOX station in Toledo, OH as a sports reporter and anchored WTVJ’s Sunday sports show.
Meanwhile, meteorologist Ryan Phillips had been moved to mornings with Pam and Shiri Spear was bumped to weekends. And Trina Robinson will now anchor the 5:30pm newscast while Pam Giganti will add NBC6 at 11am to her schedule
You can say the new bosses are starting to make their presence known
The NBC/WTVJ Press release after the jump
NBC 6 PROMOTES ADAM KUPERSTEIN
New Anchor Line-Up Includes New Roles for Kuperstein, Trina Robinson and Pam Giganti
MIRAMAR, FL – May 17, 2012 –NBC 6 announced that Adam Kuperstein will join Jackie Nespral as anchor of NBC 6 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m.
Kuperstein joined NBC 6 in July 2005. Since then, he has covered many stories impacting South Florida including the 2008 Presidential election, the 2006 Miami Heat NBA championship, and a number of hurricanes. Over the last several months, Kuperstein has transitioned to the news desk after six years as a sports anchor and reporter, as well as co-host of Sports Final. He also continues to co-host a daily talk show on 560 WQAM Radio. Kuperstein previously worked at FOX Toledo News where he was part of the team named Most Outstanding Sports Operation by the Associated Press there.
“This is an incredible honor for me,” Kuperstein said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to come into our viewers’ homes in this new role and look forward to informing and serving the South Florida community for many years. I have always felt right at home here, and I’m proud to carry on the station’s rich history.”
In addition to Kuperstein’s promotion, NBC 6 announced changes to other NBC 6 newscasts. Trina Robinson will start her day a little later as anchor of NBC 6 News at 5:30 p.m., while morning anchor Pam Giganti extends her role to include hosting NBC 6 News at 11 a.m.
“I am delighted to announce these expanded roles for three individuals so dedicated and passionate about what they do. Each brings a strong set of skills and experience to the anchor desk. These changes to our anchor line-up will continue to position NBC 6 in line to serve our community and our viewers,” said Manuel Martinez, NBC 6 President and General Manager.
Robinson, who joined NBC 6 almost 13 years ago, is widely respected for the diverse roles she has filled as NBC 6 anchor, reporter and meteorologist. In addition to serving as anchor of NBC 6 early morning newscasts, she has covered numerous hurricanes including Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Her recent report on women illegally receiving silicone injections resulted in a number of arrests of unlicensed medical practitioners. Her commitment to excellence in journalism parallels her dedication to giving viewers information that can improve their lives.
South Floridians have woken up to Pam Giganti for more than 11 years, and they will now also be able to watch her as anchor of NBC 6 News at 11 a.m. Emmy award winner Giganti, who will continue to anchor the NBC 6 weekday morning newscasts from 5-7 a.m., is a veteran journalist. She has covered a wide array of news stories and interviewed presidents and leaders, including a one-on-one interview earlier this month with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
About NBC 6 / WTVJ NBC 6 / WTVJ is the NBC owned station serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. NBC 6 was Florida’s first television station and has been covering news in South Florida for more than 60 years. WTVJ was founded on three basic principles: commitment to the community, excellence in journalism, and pioneering and innovation. Since it began broadcasting in 1949, WTVJ has had a long list of “firsts” including the first television station to air daily editorials in the country, the first to hire a female sportscaster, and the first in South Florida to broadcast local news in high definition. Today, NBC 6 produces more than 30 hours of local news and programming per week, delivers dynamic multi-platform content on NBCMiami.com and Miami Nonstop, and continues its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of South Florida.
About NBC Owned Television Stations NBC Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 10 local television stations and their digital channels and websites, as well as a group of out-of-home properties and a production company. The 10 stations produce and deliver compelling and unique local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, which include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Miami, San Diego and Connecticut, with a goal of connecting to their audiences anytime and anywhere.