Ex-Meteorologist at Center of His Former Station’s Investigation

By Andrew Gauthier 


What are the odds of something like this happening?!

During an investigation into a time share company accused of taking people’s money and running, WPTV‘s Shannon Cake and photogs ran into a familiar face to them and many others who’ve watched WPTV for years.


As the crew staked out the offices of Premier Time Share a former colleague was seen frequently coming and going. It was former morning meteorologist Rob Lopicola! Allegedly a manager at the firm WPTV’s investigation targeted.

WPTV reporter Shannon Cake and two photogs confronted Lopicola one morning as he walked toward the office building and asked him why hundreds of people complained the time share company took their refundable deposits and never returned them. He told them they only ask for fees to advertise the customer’s time share.

Shannon Cake asked Lopicola if she could go up to the office with him and talk to one happy, satisfied client of theirs. More…