Mystery over. Louis Aguirre is trading Deco Drive for TV celeb rag The Insider which airs on WFOR opposite the Drive at 7:30pm. Insider executive producer Brad Bessey announced on Twitter that Aguirre will make his debut September 9, he takes over for Insider host Kevin Frazier who moves to Entertainment Tonight.
Barely a month after hitting the 10-year anniversary as a Deco Drive host Louis Aguirre is leaving the show. According to a memo sent out on Friday to plex employees Aguirre will be moving on and to another job. No word yet on where he’s headed. If we had to guess though, it’s probably something that involves traveling and food. But don’t quote us.
This isn’t the first time Deco and Louis have broken up. If I remember correctly, back around 2000-2001 he left Deco Drive briefly then came back sometime in 2003, and in July 2004 he got promoted to co-host of Deco Drive with Lynn Martinez.
Ashley Morrison, former CBS Moneywatch reporter, has joined WSVN as a general assignment reporter. Her first day reporting on 7 News was during the 4pm newscast today. Morrison was a financial reporter for CBS Moneywatch in New York until September 2013 but when the network decided to originate the program from the New York Stock Exchange Morrison quit because of the added two-hour commute. She was also an anchor and reporter with Bloomberg Television for two years, from 2007 to 2009.
Morrison’s arrival at WSVN marks a fresh start for her and her son. She had a very public fallout with her husband, former WCBS anchor Rob Morrison, who got arrested on February 17, 2013 and later charged with second-degree threatening, second-degree strangulation and disorderly conduct for allegedly choking his wife. He pled guilty on July 3, 2013 to threatening and breach of peace charges. Rob Morrison got arrested again in June for violating the protective order about Ashley Morrison.
How hot is it? Hot enough to be one of just two English-language programs to make the top ten most watched shows list locally. For the week of July 14 through the 20th 7 News at 10pm placed third with 134,000 total viewers, beating Major League Baseball’s game which also aired on 7, that program had 119,000 total viewers and split tenth place with shows from WSCV and WLTV.
What’s more, 7’s 10pm newscast saw a gain in viewers even though its lead-in So You Think You Can Dance delivered just 91,000 total viewers and placed 30th
See the rest of the numbers at the Sun Sentinel
WSVN reporter Kevin Ozebek is usually seen on afternoons and evenings, he also gets to play on the anchor desk from time to time when one of the anchors has the day off. Last weekend Kevin got to substitute for Jeff Lennox on Saturday morning, which meant he had to wake up at some ungodly hour and try to keep himself awake for the next several hours of Today in Florida. Before the show he posted this video on Facebook showing viewers how he stays awake and alert during the newscasts, and naturally it involves a big dose of caffeine.
For those of you keeping score, that’s over 300mg of caffeine