Some quick notes and links to end the week …
> If case you’ve been living under a rock, WKMG is having tryouts for its new traffic reporter. Hal Boedeker of the Sentinel blogs about the finalists.
> Hey, forget traffic reporting — maybe you should be a network correspondent? The South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is presenting a seminar on Saturday in Miami called, "How to Break into Network News … and Stay There." Susan Candiotti of CNN and Mark Potter of NBC will be on hand to provide the skinny. Click here for information.
Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel broke the story today that Fox 35 will start its new evening newscast one month from today, on March 6.
Morning anchor Amy Kaufeldt will be moving to the new 5 p.m. newscast, which will also feature chief meteorologist Glenn Richards. Other details, such as who will replace Kaufeldt in the morning and if she’ll have a co-anchor in addition to Richards, were not released.
Fox 35 GM Stan Knott told Boedeker: "The way it will be formatted will be different from what are considered early evening, traditional newscasts. We’re looking for the morning feel at the early evening."