Miami Station Announces Sister Station’s Anchor and Reporter Line-Up

By Kevin Eck 

Berkshire Hathaway’s Miami ABC affiliate WPLG revealed a mix of current and new hires to fill out the newscasts it’s producing for Scripps’ station WSFL.

Starting June 1, Louis Aguirre (pictured), who currently anchors WPLG’s 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. weekday newscasts, will join new hire Eden Checkol for the WSFL weeknight 10 p.m. news. He’ll also be joined by WPLG chief meteorologist Betty Davis and sports director Will Manso.

During the mornings, WPLG traffic anchor Alexis Frazier has been promoted to serve as news anchor. She’ll work with anchor and reporter Gio Insignares, who is joining the station from WUSA in Washington, D.C. Also joining the new line-up is traffic reporter Andrea Martinez, who comes from Miami NBC-owned WTVJ and Telemundo 51.


WPLG meteorologist Julie Durda will do the weather for both stations.

On weekends, Sanela Sabovic, Layron Livingston and meteorologist Luke Dorris will work the 10 p.m. newscast.

“We are excited about the teams we’ve brought together for the launch of these new newscasts,” WPLG president and CEO Bert Medina said in a statement. “We believe we have assembled teams that reflect the great diversity of South Florida.”

The station announced in March it would produce news for WSFL.