WPLG is getting in on the help-a-viewer wagon with a new segment named ‘Call Christina’. The new feature, similar to WSVN’s Help Me Howard, would be headlined by Local 10 reporter, and Miami native, Christina Vazquez with local attorney Aldo Leiva giving the legal advice to viewers who seek help with a problem.
Local 10 has raised Vazquez’ profile ever since she joined the station in 2011, giving her several high-profile assignments. Like being one of only a handful of reporters with a court room seat at the George Zimmerman trial. And recently even sending her as far away as Singapore to report on a Malaysian company which plans to bring the way it does business to South Florida. She has also won several awards throughout her career for her investigative features.
In regard to the similarities of ‘Call Christina’ with WSVN’s Help Me Howard segment, that shouldn’t be very surprising. SFLTV already reported that Emily Barr, President of WPLG’s former parent company, wanted Channel 10 to be more like 7, and of course 10’s general manager used to work at WSVN. But the new segment also harkens back to the days when WPLG called itself “Your Problem Solvers Station”.
Call Christina is set to air Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 pm.
Check out the promo.