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CBS4: Rick Folbaum to replace Eliott Rodriguez on some newscasts


Fox News Channel anchor Rick Folbaum is about to take over long-time WFOR-Channel 4 anchor Eliott Rodriguez’s newscasts on Miami’s CBS affiliate, Gossip Extra has learned.

Several TV Land insiders say Rodriguez is expected to be offered lower-profile newscasts at the station.

CBS 4 spokesman Lee Zimmerman confirmed Folbaum’s arrival. “He’s starting in late August,” he said.

As for the part about the 25-year SoFla veteran, Zimmerman said no decision has been made about Rodriguez’ all-important 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts. Sources at the station who asked not to be named said the decision to move Rodriguez along has already been made.

Folbaum, 43, has been at Rupert Murdoch’s right-leaning NYC network for the better of the past decade. He mostly pitches in for absent weekday anchors and handles Saturday chores. He also worked as a news anchor on NYC’s Fox 5. Folbaum is married and has four children, and already bought a home in suburban Broward County. Property records show he plunked down $563,000 in early July for a crib in Weston.

Folbaum’s local ties? None. Kelcey Kintner, Folbaum’s wife, recently mentioned on her blog, The Mama Bird Diaries, that most Florida homes have no basements and attics, and reported that the family camera was stolen during an outing in Delray Beach.

CBS4’s main female anchor’s job remains open three months after CBS got rid of Shannon Hori.

Jose Lambiet

Fix it, please

When Marcus Lemonis isn’t running Camping World, the Miamian hunts for struggling businesses. In CNBC’s The Profit, premiering 10 p.m. Tuesday, the Secret Millionaire is putting more than $2 million of his own money on the line. In each episode, the Christopher Columbus High School graduate (who now calls Chicago home) makes an offer that’s tough to refuse: his cash for a piece of the company and a percentage of profits.

Groupon gal

Want to skydive with an ex Miami housewife? Or just have the chance to push her out of a plane? JJ (just joking). If you have $2,500 lying around, Groupon’s “Celebrity Epic Deal Series” features a high-flying playdate with celebudentist Karent Sierra.

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