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Anchor was away, now he’s coming back: Louis Aguirre to join Miami Channel 10

Louis Aguirre
Louis Aguirre

Former WSVN-Channel 7 personality Louis Aguirre, who left Miami three years ago to take over as co-anchor of the tabloid show “The Insider,” is coming back to South Florida.

Aguirre, 50, is set to return to the local market as anchor and reporter at WPLG-Channel 10, according to station officials.

He is due to start in September, both as co-anchor of the 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. news shows then as reporter at 11 p.m.

Bert Medina, boss at the ABC affiliate, saluted Aguirre’s return by pointing out he started out at WPLG in 1989, right after he graduated from the University of Miami. Aguirre stayed with the station for three years before moving on to Fox News Channel then WSVN.

“We are thrilled to welcome Louis back to South Florida,” Medina said.

The permanently sun-tanned Aguirre was one of the best known Miami boob-tubers when he left Channel 7 in 2014 for LaLaLand.

He co-anchored the CBS-produced “The Insider” alongside Debbie Matenopolous since then.

Earlier this year, however, the network announced it would cease production in September after 13 seasons. While no official reason has been given, “The Insider” never garnered the ratings of grittier staples “Access Hollywood” and “Inside Edition.”

In Miami, Aguirre will take over the anchor’s chair scheduled to be vacated by Victor Oquendo, who’s moving to ABC News.