Louis Aguirre Returns to Miami as Anchor/Reporter for WPLG

By Chris Ariens 

Following the cancellation of the syndicated The Insider, co-host Louis Aguirre is returning to his local news roots and returning to Miami.

Aguirre is joining ABC affiliate WPLG where he will co-anchor the station’s weekday 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts and report for the 11 p.m. newscast.

Aguirre began his career at WPLG after graduating from the University of Miami in 1988. He had stints at EXTRA, A Current Affair, and Fox News before returning to Miami where he spent 14 years at WSVN, co-hosting its nightly Deco Drive. He moved to Los Angeles in 2014 as co-host of The Insider, which will run through August.


“We are thrilled to welcome Louis back to South Florida, and back to WPLG, the station where his career began,” said WPLG President Bert Medina.

Aguirre begins in September. He takes over for Victor Oquendo who is leaving the station this summer for correspondent job at ABC News.