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Someone at WFOR managing the Facebook page accidentally referred to Michael Phelps as Josh Phelps in a post about the swimming star’s DUI arrest. There is a Josh Phelps however, but he’s a former MLB first baseman.


40 minutes later someone edited the post but not before viewers chimed in with snarky comments.



for the week of December 16 trough 22 Miami loaded up on sports and telenovelas again. Seven of fourteen spots were for Spanish telenovelas. WFOR channel 4 at least claimed the top two spots to the NFL games on CBS. The station also split 5th place thanks to NCIS with The Voice on WTVJ



417957_10200782769752233_1872563665_nAfter an exhaustive three-month search WFOR/CBS have finally settled on a replacement for Josh Benson.

The station announced just a few minutes ago they hired Walter Makaula as the new CBS4 News This Morning co-anchor. He comes from San Diego’s Tribune-owned FOX 5 (KSWB) where he currently anchors weekend evenings. And if you thought his last name might seem interesting that’s because Makaula is a native of Hawaii. Prior to KSWB he anchored weekdays evenings at KHNL NBC, and before that reported for KGMB the CBS station in Honolulu.

“Walter is a multi-talented broadcaster who is equally skilled as a breaking news anchor and as a storyteller who reports on captivating human interest stories. We’re thrilled to have him join our team,” CBS4 Vice President/General Manager Adam Levy said.

Look for Walter Makaula on CBS4 News This Morning January 13, 2014

Jeff Berardelli WPEC CBS 12 meteorologist
Jeff Berardelli Photo: cbs12.com

The Sun Sentinel’s Johnny Diaz had a short Q&A with new WPEC meteorologist Jeff Berardelli where he asked him about his recent move away from WFOR. Jumping from the 16th largest TV market to the 38th is usually not the trajectory most on-air personalities take with their career but Berardelli says he made the move to WPEC because he “wanted a job where I could really help make a difference in the weather department” and that his position at CBS12 requires him to be more creative. While at WFOR Berardelli says he was “more of a worker than someone who had the ability to change things.”

If I were to consult the non-existent SFLTV crystall ball, I think it would say that we’re looking at the next WPEC chief meteorologist.

You can read the rest of the Q&A at the link below



Courtesy of the Sun Sentinel’s Johnny Diaz here are the most watched TV shows for the week of November 25 until Sunday.

WFOR/CBS have top 3 most watched TV shows in the Miami market thanks to the NFL, and 60 minutes which placed second with 234,000 viewers. Dancing with the Stars finale helped WPLG/ABC split 5th place with NFL on WTVJ/NBC and Jenni Rivera special on WLTV/Univision.

[Sun Sentinel]