— Rhiannon Ally (@RhiannonAlly) February 28, 2014
WSVN anchor Mike Marza, and his wife WFOR CBS4 News anchor Rhiannon Ally welcomed a baby boy Wednesday around 8am. Roman Michael Marza got the title of first news baby of 2014 weighing at 7 pounds 4 ounces.
WFOR CBS 4 meteorologist Lisette Gonzalez is next to give birth. WFOR anchor Natalia Zea gave birth around Christmas to a baby boy named Kash
Three of WFOR CBS4’s on-air staffers are pregnant. First Rhiannon Ally announced recently that she’s five months pregnant. Then on Friday WFOR morning meteorologist Lisette Gonzalez announced that she’s three months into her pregnancy, and on Monday revealed the baby’s gender (it’s a girl!). Anchor Natalia Zea is also expecting.
The Sun Sentinel featured all three ladies and their baby bumps on Saturday
WFOR have added a third anchor to their weekday morning newscast. Summer Knowles is now part of the morning anchor team although she doesn’t sit permanently with Rhiannon and Josh, they have her reading the Top Stories and some of the other reports and segments. Knowles joined CBS 4 last year from KSLA, the CBS affiliate in Shreveport, LA where she anchored the morning and noon shows so she’s not new to anchoring.
And if it strikes you as interesting, it should. I guess. Some insiders see the move as copying WPLG who added MJ Acosta in March and then gave her similar duties on their morning program not long after. Reasoning aside, CBS4’s morning news actually do well in ratings, well enough that during May sweeps one SFLTV tipster confided their station was “sweating bullets” over how strong channel 4 was performing in the mornings.
Rhiannon Ally is joining WFOR as weekday morning co-anchor. She comes from CBS-owned WCBS in New York City. Turns out she’s not exactly replacing Marybel Rodriguez, who has co-anchored the morning shows since Cynthia Demos was promoted to the main newscast. Rodriguez was an interim anchor while the station looked at candidates.
Rhiannon Ally is also the wife of WSVN anchor Mike Marza who came to South Florida not long ago from ABC News. Her first day is February 13