Victor Oquendo Leaving WPLG for ABC News

By Chris Ariens 

Victor Oquendo is leaving South Florida’s WPLG and joining ABC News as a Miami-based correspondent.

Oquendo, who anchors the 4:30 and 5:30 newscasts, has been with WPLG since 2010.

The Miami native has TV news in his blood. His mother Teresa Rodriguez is the co-host of Univision’s Aquí y Ahora.


“A versatile journalist, Victor has covered some of the biggest stories in South Florida,” writes ABC News president James Goldston in a note to staff, obtained by TVSpy. “He helped lead WPLG’s reporting when the United States restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, traveling to the island to cover Pope Francis’ and President Obama’s visits.”

“I’m excited for Victor to bring his considerable talents and his true depth of knowledge to our reporting,” Goldston wrote.

Oquendo starts at ABC in July.