WSVN entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet is leaving for a position he calls a dream job.
“I’m honored to announce that I am officially joining @AEWrestling on October 2 for the first show on TNT! As a lifelong wrestling fan, this is a dream come true to mix my passion for broadcasting and pro wrestling as a backstage interviewer for AEW!” he said in a Twitter post.
Vliet continued to say he’s been a lifelong wrestling fan and even wanted to be a professional wrestler.
In his farewell post, he gave shout outs to his WSVN co-hosts whom he credits for his success.
“My co-hosts @shireensandoval and @lynnmartinez123 are the best in the business—as are the producers, editors, photographers, administrators, studio crew and everyone else at Channel 7. You have all helped me grow so much as both a broadcaster and as a human since I moved to Florida from Ohio in 2014. I am so grateful to have been able to share incredible stories on TV and to also travel the world and report from some of the biggest red carpet events.”
Vliet reported for the Miami station’s entertainment show, Deco Drive.
He starts his new gig Oct. 2.
I’m honored to announce that I am officially joining @AEWrestling on October 2 for the first show on TNT!
— Chris Van Vliet (@ChrisVanVliet) July 29, 2019