Sources tell SFLTV that WPLG anchor/reporter Jen Herrera and meteorologist Roland Steadham are on their way out! Allegedly, the station has decided not to renew Herrera’s contract, and Steadham got replaced by recent hire Jennifer Correa after just a year at WPLG, he joined Local 10 in August 2013.
One source told us “It feels like no one is safe” with Herrera getting bounced after eleven years at the station. She joined Local 10 in May 2003 as a reporter but it was her internship at WPLG when she was 18 years old that got her excited about a career in the news business. She’s also a South Florida native and a graduate from Florida State University.
We should note that Herrera’s former co-anchor partner Jason Martinez left Local 10 the same way. First they moved him from the morning desk to reporter then eventually he faded out.
WPLG Local 10 management has been on a roll lately as they look to improve ratings even though in 2013 WPLG brought in a little over $71 million dollars in revenue, second only to WSVN if you don’t consider WTVJ and WSCV together.
You’ll be seeing a new face on Local 10 soon. Jennifer Correa will be joining the Local 10 weather team. She comes straight out of AccuWeather where she worked until a couple of weeks ago. Correa is a South Florida native and graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science, Meteorology. AccuWeather is her first broadcast meteorology job, she joined the network in 2012.
She also likes bodybuilding, and placed third at the 2011 NPC Miami Classic
Look for Jennifer Correa to make her on-air début on Local 10 during this week! You can also follow her on twitter @JenniferLocal10
Mere months after getting a new co-anchor WPLG anchor Jen Herrera has been moved back to reporter as of yesterday. For now Jacey Birch will be in her place anchoring alongside Eric Yutzy until the station decides on a permanent replacement.
Channel 10’s morning newscast has seen quite a bit of change in the last year. A year and a half ago SFLTV first reported Jen Hererra’s promotion to weekday mornings after Kristy Krueger moved to anchor the noon and afternoon newscasts. And in March this year Local 10 suddenly removed anchor Jason Martinez from the anchor desk, and paired Herrera with newcomer Eric Yutzy.
And from what we hear, there may be more changes in store for Channel 10
We spoiled the surprise a few days ago with our own exclusive shot, but at noon Wednesday WPLG finally revealed their new set. Along with it a new virtual weather set went live as well.
Overall we like it a lot. From some angles it gives off a very European vibe, like something you might see on ZDF, or the BBC.
Some shots from the new set below
Two years after joining WPLG as a reporter, Carlos Suarez is getting a promotion. He’ll be anchoring the weekend newscasts at 6:30pm and 11pm alongside Jacey Birch. Born and raised in South Florida, Suarez came to WPLG from WINK at the end of 2012.