Guess who’s back! WFOR just announced they hired John Gerard as the new weekend meteorologist. South Florida viewers are already very familiar with him, for several years he was a meteorologist at WPLG until moving to WTVJ in 2004. Gerard left WTVJ and South Florida in 2010 for San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI-TV, he’s currently that station’s chief meteorologist.
In addition to his weekend duties, Gerard will also be the primary fill-in meteorologist for Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer.
John Gerard’s first day on the air at WFOR is June 15 at 6 and 11pm.
WFOR made it official today, Craig Setzer is the station’s new chief meteorologist. He takes over for David Bernard who left at the end of the November sweeps last year.
Setzer has been with WFOR for 14 years, starting way back in the year 2000 as executive weather producer and on-air meteorologist for the weekend broadcasts, and later for the newscasts on WBFS.
David Bernard congratulated Setzer on twitter after the announcement was made
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/DavidBernardTV”>@DavidBernardTV</a> Thank you, very kind words. Didn't know that $20 bribe would go so far!!! I'm buying lunch next time</p>— Craig Setzer CBS4 (@CraigSetzer) <a href=”https://twitter.com/CraigSetzer/statuses/438418379884736512″>February 25, 2014</a></blockquote>
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WTVJ Chief Meteorologist John Morales also congratulated Setzer on Twitter
Early this morning WFOR announced they have hired Irika Sargent as the station’s weekday early evening and 11pm co-anchor. Sargent comes from Houston NBC affiliate KPRC where she anchored weekends and reported during weekdays.
In addition to a bachelor of journalism degree, Sargent also holds a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School and practiced law for four years at the New York offices of Miami-based international law firm Greenberg Taurig.
“We are excited to welcome Irika Sargent to CBS4,” said Adam Levy, Vice President and General Manager of WFOR/CBS4 and WBFS/myTV33. “Irika will be another key addition to the talented and experienced news team we have here and we look forward to having her partner with Rick, starting in May. We are also fortunate to have Cynthia Demos, a consummate pro who does a great job of handling every assignment that she is given, on our team. Cynthia has given us an experienced and steady hand at the anchor desk during our evening newscasts the past several months and we look forward to having her continue to be a key contributor to our success.”
Look for her début on WFOR in May.
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