Say hello to Hollywood, Louis Aguirre. The longtime co-anchor of Deco Drive bid farewell to friends and colleagues Thursday night at The District restaurant on Northeast 46th Street.
Smiling broadly and wearing a royal blue suit, Aguirre told guests not to be too sad. He’ll be back often.
“Miami will always be home,” said the alum of Belen Jesuit Prepatory School and University of Miami, who also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. “My family is here, my [two] dogs.”
But relocating to Los Angeles to work on the weekday entertainment program The Insider was just too good an opportunity to pass up.
“I mean, it’s exciting. It was time.”
Aguirre’s coworkers Lynn Martinez and Shireen Sandoval tried to remain upbeat but were obviously sad to see him go. On Twitter, Martinez captioned a picture of the three of them: “Like siblings. Without the fighting.”
And Sandoval Tweeted: “Good luck! We love you!”
Aguirre bid farewell to Deco Drive Friday; his first Insider broadcast will be Sept. 9 airing 7:30 p.m. on WFOR-Ch. 4.
No replacement has been named yet, said WSVN spokeswoman Lily Pardo.
Looking for a stylin’ crib in Southwest Ranches? Former Miami Dolphin turned Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has listed his 11,000 square-foot home in the same private gated community where Dwayne Johnson is building a house. Price: just around $4.9 million. Set on a 2.5 acre lot, the six-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom spread comes with a freeform heated pool, state-of-the-art media room, full gym, spa, basketball court, summer kitchen with large patio for entertaining, fire pit, elevator, game room, executive office, built-in Smart home technology and top-of-the-line finishes throughout. The property has been co-listed by Macken Realty.
Ivanka Trump knows how to answer the tough questions. The 32-year-old executive VP of the Trump Organization, was asked by The Washington Post if she ever wondered what it would be like to be poor, and she deftly responded.
“Certainly I grew up with unbelievable privilege and surrounded by people who were fortunate and blessed as well,” she said. “I recognize that with the privilege I’ve been afforded I have a lot of responsibility to give back, and that’s a priority to me.”
As for whether Ivanka ever rolls her eyes at dear old dad Donald Trump’s behavior: “As a daughter, of course there are times when I don’t 100 percent share his views. I mean, I’m a person. What I love about him is that he says everything with conviction, and no one has ever accused him of being contrived or insincere.”
Wow, how politically correct. Maybe she’s the one who should run for president.
RISE & SHINE
NBC 6 Impact with Jackie Nespral has lift-off. This new half-hour public affairs show will focus on issues and topics affecting South Floridians. It premieres 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Expect a focus on political analysis, says Migdalia Figueroa, NBC 6 South Florida news director.