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    November 25, 2014

    Alicia Menendez: Fusion's Breakout Star

    In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. How can a news show stand out in the age of 24-hour-a-day screaming Nancy Graces and nonstop nonnews c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    José Díaz-Balart Will Host an MSNBC Show From Miami

    José Díaz-Balart may have two brothers who have been Republican congressmen, but he's joining the Democrats' favorite news network. The Telemundo news veteran is making the jump to English airwaves by hosting a daily 10 a.m. MSNBC show from Miami.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Charlie Crist First Big Interview: He Got to Talk for 130 Seconds on MSNBC

    Shortly after Charlie Crist announced he'd be running for governor as a Democrat on Monday, word came that he'd be doing his first big cable news interview as a candidate on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. Crist was likely hoping this would be a chance to raise his national profile among MSN ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    July 29, 2013

    CBS4 Replacing Elliot Rodriguez with Former Fox News Anchor

    WFOR is apparently shaking up its news anchor lineup once again. Former Fox News anchor Rick Folbaum starts next month, and according to Gossip Extra he'll be taking over Elliot Rodriguez's main anchor role.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Antonio Mora Is Headed to Al Jazeera America

    Antonio Mora, the Cuban-born news anchor whose spent time at WSVN, had a stint on Good Morning America and until late last year anchored the news desk at local CBS-station WFOR, has a new gig. He's headed to Al Jazeera America in a plum prime time slot.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Fox News on Trayvon Martin: "You Could Probably Kill Somebody With Skittles"

    With George Zimmerman's trial starting in Central Florida this week for the murder of Miami-area teen Trayvon Martin, the controversial case has rocketed back to the headlines. Fox News, however, appears to have taken a novel approach to its coverage of the tragedy, and recently invited a guest on w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Former NBC 6 Anchor Joel Connable Dies at 39

    Former WTVJ anchor Joel Connable has passed away at the age of 39. Connable co-anchored WTVJ nightly newscasts for a brief time in 2008 and 2009, and had married his longtime girlfriend Angela Shlyakhov, a Miami paralegal, just two weeks ago. Connable suffered from diabetes throughout his life and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Disney and Univision Launching Miami-Based Cable News Network

    CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are about to get some Miami-based competition backed by one of the world's largest media conglomerates.Disney and Univision announced this morning that they are set to launch a 24-hour news network sometime in the next year, and the channel's operation will be headquartered i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Marco Rubio Endorses Mitt Romney in Possible First Step Toward VP Bid

    ​Marco Rubio finally stepped off the sidelines of the GOP primary last night, backing Mitt Romney for president in an interview on Fox News. While the endorsement isn't all that surprising, Rubio's timing sparks a key question: Is he backing Romney because it's clear Mitt will hold off the competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Fox News Pundit Dick Morris Auctions Off Studio Tour to Benefit Florida GOP Group

    ​Yeah, yeah, we all know the Fox News Channel is hardly an accurate or impartial news source and is practically an official wing of the Republican Party (or is the GOP a wing of Fox News? Who knows anymore), but rarely is one of their employees so blatant about it as Dick Morris. The former Clinto ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011
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    July 26, 2011

    Barack Obama Can't Afford to Let Fox News Fold

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes to bat for Fox News.Rupert Murdoch is reaping what he sowed. The media magnate's American-based cable network, Fox News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    SoBe B-Girls Scam: Philly Weatherman Was Among Those Drugged, Ripped Off By Russian Gang

    via WTFXJohn Bolaris, Philly weatherman, B-Girl scam victim​Remember the Eastern European B-Girls who worked for a Russian mob that allegedly set up fake nightclubs on Washington Avenue to rob single male tourists of tens of thousands of dollars? As if you could forget.Today comes news from Philad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Maggie Rodriguez Fired from CBS's The Early Show

    ​It's not a good year for veterans of Miami local news who've gone national. There was of course Rick Sanchez's total breakdown, and Katie Couric's continued ratings troubles at the CBS Evening News. Now it seems that Miami-native and CBS 4 alum Maggie Rodriguez has been fired from her gig as a co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Are You a La-Tea-No? Fox News Launches News Site for Hispanic Audience

    ​When Fox News host John Gibson found out that according to some predictions, the majority of Americans might be Hispanic, he bluntly instructed his Anglo viewers to "have more babies." When Fox News's business side finally realized the same thing, it decided to introduce a website with all the ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Rick Sanchez Begins His Rehabilitation Tour

    ​After offering an official written apology earlier this week, Rick Sanchez continues to do damage control for his outburst over Jon Stewart. This morning not only did he sit down with Good Morning America, but also gave interview to radio and online media. Even his former bosses at CNN think he's ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    June 17, 2010
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    April 5, 2010

    Anti-Obama Urologist Admits He Doesn't Know Much About HRC Bill

    ​Dr. Jack Cassell, the dick doctor in Orlando who hates President Obama so much he put up a sign telling those who voted for him to get their urinary tracts checked elsewhere, has been all over the media. CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, you name it. He was even on Alan Colmes's show. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Victoria Jackson: "The President Is a Communist" Fox News: "He Is Not a Communist"

    Our old friend, Miami native and Saturday Night Live alum Victoria Jackson, was on the Fox News show Fox & Friends today. She's as crazy as ever, or as Gawker put it: "just a touch too crazy for Fox." She was plugging her appearance with Sarah Palin ("my hero") this weekend at a Tea Pa ... More >>

  • News

    February 25, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    Rubio and Crist Might Face Off in Fox News Debate Next Month

    ​Most Senate primary debates are lucky to get aired on local channels, but the race for the GOP nomination for Florida's Senate seat is so hot it might end up broadcast nationally on Fox News.According to the Chicago Tribune's Swamp Politics, Marco Rubio has already agreed to the arrangement. Gov. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Miami Abortion Doctor Throws Reporter's Microphone into the Street

    via Fox News​Well, this is just delightful. In fact, Riptide would like to nominate this video for Best Unintentionally Funny Clip of the Week. We don't want to give too much away. No, no. It would spoil the climax. But let's just say you can count on the in following: (In chronological order ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Charles Perez Too Gay for Television? Probably Not

    via​Even national cable TV channel Fox News jumped on the firing of Local 10 news anchor Charles Perez, using the headline banner "Too Gay for Television?" But can that sensational story really be true in a TV market filled with openly gay anchors (consider Channel 7) and even WPLG's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    WTVJ's Nick Bogert Leaving for Chicago

    TV news is hurting. The best are deserting us. Nick Bogert, the WTVJ smart guy who has provided some politics and substance along with the gore on the local airwaves, will depart for Chicago this fall. He's covered everything from hurricanes to the fall of commissioners such as Joe Gersten, Miller D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Victoria Jackson Endorses Rush Limbaugh For President

    How insane was Dirty Dozen alum Victoria Jackson's appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show last week? Well it starts out with Jackson proclaiming, "I'm so happy to be on, I'm your biggest fan. Fox news! Yay! The Only One with the truth! Yay!"Another panelist asks her, "Where are you from?" He's h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    MSNBC's Lone Conservative Rethinking a Senate Run

    Back in 2006 when the Republican party came to the hard, cold realization that they would have to run political train wreck Katherine Harris as their Senate Nominee they begged and pleaded with former Congressman and MSNBC talking head Joe Scarborough to run. "Please, Joe, Please, Don't let us prete ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Damn The Man

    Aren’t you sick of complaining about the “liberal media”?

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Rappers or Republicans?

    In May, we posited that southern hip-hop and Fox News share much in common. Possessing both an anti-intellectual streak and a populist one, they’re beloved by red-staters and hated on by the coastal elites, be they liberals, hipsters, Ghostface or Nas. The piece concluded: If you're still not con ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008

    Southern Hip-Hop = Fox News?

    Both appeal to red-staters, and both are unfairly maligned.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Marijuana fuels career longevity

    Lately Florida marijuana growers are providing drug agents with a lot of job security. Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Agency led raids on 150 indoor pot grow houses across the state, with one-third shut down in the 305. Television news stations WPLG and WFOR reported that law enforcers arrested 13 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2007

    Hanging With Mr. Cooper

    He’s so much more than a pretty face

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Blind Date

    Tasha Joseph's Website shows fiction is stranger than truth

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    December 8, 2005

    Bah, Humbug

    Duking it out over baby Jesus on Bay Harbor Islands

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Savage Station

    WFTL-850 AM was an oasis of local talk; now it's just another haven for hate

  • Diversions

    May 12, 2005


    Dwight Lauderdale

  • Diversions

    May 12, 2005


    Carmel Cafiero

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    No News Is Bad News

    You knew local TV newscasts were lame, you just didn't know how lame

  • Diversions

    May 16, 2002


    Laurie Jennings

    WSVN-TV (Channel 7)

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2001

    News Before Rick

    Seven Heaven

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    The Product

    Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Fine Young Cannibals

    The reporters providing us coverage of Elian Gonzalez seem to recognize they're taking part in a shark feed. And they just keep chomping.

  • News

    January 1, 1998
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    December 18, 1997

    Sweeps Unchained

    Rad Berky got armed and dangerous. Carmel Cafiero got Joe Gersten. Ike Seamans got a heart attack. And we watched it all.

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    That's Infotainment!

    In the wacky world of Channel 7's Deco Drive, failure is success, fluff is substance, and all those changes are good, good, good!

  • News

    February 6, 1997
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    December 22, 1993

    Fitz for Sale

    When it comes to farewells, nothing says "Good buy" like a yard sale

  • News

    August 7, 1991

    The Forgotten Man

    Eight months after he got hit by Channel 7 anchorman Rick Sanchez's Volvo, Jeffrey Smuzinick is doing poorly. His family is just plain doing poor.

  • News

    January 30, 1991
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