Former WPEC CBS12 anchor Juan Carlos Fanjul is the latest newser to call the TV biz quits. He’s now the Senior Director of Workplace Campaigns for United Way of Palm Beach County in charge of speaking at public events and meeting with local businesses who run internal fundraising campaigns to support United Way.
Juan Carlos Fanjul’s news career actually started in South Florida. He got his first reporting gig at WPBF in 1997. In 2000 he jumped upmarket to WSVN for a couple of years before moving to WGN in Chicago as reporter and anchor in 2002. Fiver years later Fanjul returned to South Florida in 2008 to anchor WPEC’s 7pm newscast. The station wanted to bank on the market’s familiarity with Fanjul but with WBPF surging in the ratings CBS12 management scrambled most of its anchor teams several times hoping something would stick with viewers. A year after joining Fanjul was anchoring weekday mornings, until last year when management decided to return Suzanne Boyd and Eric Robby to weekdays, and moved Fanjul to weekends. He left WPEC earlier this year