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Add WTVJ reporter Gilma Avalos to the list of those moving out and on to bigger and better things. She’s now with Dallas CBS-owned KTVT which hired her as their new weekend morning anchor and weekday reporter. A native of South Florida Avalos joined NBC 6 three years ago as reporter from News 12 New York.

In a Facebook post Avalos announced her move and thanked viewers for their trust and support.

Big News! After 3 great years in South Florida, I’m heading to the Lone Star State for an exciting opportunity! I’ll be joining the CBS11 team in Dallas-Fort Worth as an anchor and reporter.
Thank you for your trust and support. I am so lucky to have worked in my hometown alongside very kind and talented colleagues. This isn’t goodbye, I’ll be visiting often! Hope you’ll follow me on my journey.

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It’s that time of the year again, the Suncoast Emmy Awards are upon us. Recently the chapter announced nominees and as usual we tallied up the nominations. In total South Florida stations and media grabbed 156 nominations this year with WFOR, Telemundo 51, and WJAN leading the pack with 22, 23, and 24 nominations. In Palm Beach WPEC and WPBF have nomination vying for an Emmy statue as well.

The award ceremony will be held on December 13th at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa.

Miami Stations
WFOR – 22
WTVJ – 10
WSVN – 3
WPLG – 9
WSCV – 23
WLTV – 7
WJAN – 24
WSFL – 3
WBFS – 2
WLRN – 3
WPTB – 5
WSBS – 1
Becon – 1
WDFL Mira TV – 2
Sun Sentinel – 1
Miami Dolphins – 4
Miami Heat – 14
Sun Sports – 14
Royal Palm Films – 2
Common Machine Prod. – 1
Armenoid Productions – 1
Miami-Dade TV – 1
Sportman’s Adventures – 1
Television Marti – 2

Palm Beach Stations
WPTV – 14
WPEC – 2
WPBF – 1

You can see the complete list of nominees here [PDF]

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Joe Rose will be hanging up his sports anchor gig hat after 22 years at WTVJ! He’s retiring. From television anyway.

Rose has been a part of the NBC 6 Sports team for 22 years, having joined in 1992. He told NBC 6 he decided it’s time for him to “slow down and get a decent night’s sleep!”. He’s been pulling double duty for more than a decade hosting his own morning radio show on WQAM from 6 to 10am on weekdays, which as you might imagine doesn’t leave a lot of room for sleep.

WTVJ President and General Manager Larry Olevitch says a special send-off is in the works. Joe Rose’ last day on the air at WTVJ NBC6 will be sometime in December.

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Alexa Helms WSVN reporter

Readers wanted to know where she went and now we can report that WSVN reporter Alexa Helms is changing stations and heading north to Chicago for what rumor has it is an anchoring job. Helms joined 7News in October 2012 from El Paso duopoly KTSM/KDBC.

As the news business goes, her new job has a South Florida connection. According to Chicago media columnist Rober Feder, Alexa Helms will anchor the 9pm Saturday and Sunday newscasts on WFLD FOX32, which haven’t had a permanent anchor since Amara Walker (Sohn) left for CNN. Walker of course used to report for WTVJ until 2012 when she moved to Chicago.