WPLG Senior Political Reporter Michael Putney to Retire

By Kevin Eck 

WPLG senior political reporter Michael Putney is retiring after more than 30 years at the Miami ABC station.

The station said WPLG vice president and news director Bill Pohovey told staff Putney “decided to hang up his reporter’s notebook and spend more time . . . traveling and enjoying retirement with his wife.”

He started his broadcast journalism career in 1981 at WTVJ in Miami. He moved to WPLG in 1989 as a reporter and host of the Sunday political show, This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney.


“I’ve known Michael as a colleague and a friend for literally half my life,” said co-host Glenna Milberg. “Change is standard operating procedure for the news business, though his retirement feels like the end of an era.”

His official sign-off will be Dec. 18, 2022.