Longtime Miami Station Will Launch Newscast in 2020

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

South Florida is getting a new newscast.

WSFL, the former Tribune station in Miami, Fla. that was sold to Scripps as part of the Nexstar deal, is planning to launch a show in 2020. When it was owned by Tribune, it did not have one.

“Our commitment to launch news in Miami expands Scripps’ already impressive commitment as the largest news organization in Florida,” said Brian Lawlor, president of Local Media. “Florida is a state we know well and we pride ourselves on the stories we tell daily that define the issues, lifestyle and people of Florida. Expanding into the Miami and Fort Lauderdale communities allows Scripps to elevate the public discourse around this region’s most important social, economic and community issues. Heading into 2020, we felt it was important to add another local source to serve as the voice of record for the South Florida community.”


Scripps owns WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla. No other details about the newscast have been released.