WHDH Boston, WSVN’s sister station, went live today with the newsroom refresh they had been working on since early August. That animated strip you see running along the second floor of the studio is what WSVN is also installing in the newsplex. The rest of the plex refresh will have its own look, which includes more monitors, and the complete replacement of the wall of television sets behind the news anchors, it’s been there since the 90s! New graphics are also coming.
WSVN is shooting for a full set reveal in time for November sweeps which begin October 30.
Legacy Magazine Broward named WSVN anchor Robbin Simmons as one of South Florida’s 25 most influential and prominent black women for 2014. The magazine honors business women in South Florida for their leadership, public service and mentoring skills. Simmons along with the rest of the women will be honored at a luncheon tomorrow at Morton’s in Fort Lauderdale.
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.
Exciting day. Thank you for all the love. I am overwhelmed and feeling very blessed. You guys are the best. I love you South Florida!
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.