Adam Kuperstein, an Emmy Award-winning reporter who was both a news anchor and the lead sports anchor at NBC-6 in Miami, said he is leaving the station to become the weekend evening news anchor at the NBC television affiliate in New York City.
“As much as I love sports, I really wanted to focus exclusively on News,” Kuperstein told me. “I've been really lucky to do both in Miami, but this is an amazing career opportunity in the #1 market.”
Besides anchoring the New York NBC station’s weekend newscast, he will also be a reporter and fill-in anchor on weekdays.
Kuperstein was a significant media presence in South Florida since joining NBC 6 in July 2005. After six years as a sports and news anchor, Kuperstein transitioned to news full time, co-anchoring newscasts at 5 p.m. 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. alongside Jackie Nespral.
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He eventually discontinued news anchor duties on those three newscasts and returned to sports anchoring in April 2015, while adding the news anchor co-host job on the 5:30 p.m. show.
Kuperstein hosted talked shows on WQAM-560 and 790 The Ticket and also anchored a Sunday morning show for NBC Sports Radio.
Before coming to WTVJ, Kuperstein worked at the NBC affiliate in Zanesville, Ohio and the Fox affiliate in Toledo.
Kuperstein is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He has a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and Finance and a minor in Economics.
Local TV station do not typically comment on personnel moves, but Chris Fischer - who has done good work as NBC 6’s No. 2 sportscaster - would be a possible candidate to succeed Kuperstein.
Amber Wilson, the morning co-host on 790 The Ticket, has made regular appearances with Fischer on NBC 6’s Sunday night Sports Final in recent months, and would be a logical candidate for the No. 2 job if Fischer is promoted and if Wilson is interested.
Kuperstein will leave NBC 6 at the end of August.