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.
According to a press release, Mora will host Consider This, a weeknight talk show geared at current affairs. The show will feature interviews, panels and input from viewers sent through social media.
"Antonio has enormous experience as a reporter, anchor and interviewer. His enquiring mind and warmth on screen will make 'Consider This' a home for smart conversation with a wide variety of people across the country," Al Jazeera America's deputy launch manager Paul Eedle told The Wrap.
Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based television network announced its purchase of liberal current events channel Current TV earlier this year, and will relaunch the channel as Al Jazeera America on August 20.
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Mora anchored at CBS 4 for four years, but left last December after his contract was not renewed. Though once an anchor for several newscasts a day including the 11 p.m. show, Mora's duties at the station were reduced to about 20 minutes on-air each day by the end of his latest local run.
Mora will also join former New Times staffer Trevor Aaronson who has joined the channel's investigative team.