Barry Jackson

NBC 6’s Kuperstein leaving for job in New York

Miami Heat's Alonzo Mourning speaks during the Youth Summit at his annual Summer Groove Saturday at Jungle Island. In the center is sportscaster Adam Kuperstein and on the right is Ed Lover, formerly of MTV's Yo MTV Raps.
Miami Heat's Alonzo Mourning speaks during the Youth Summit at his annual Summer Groove Saturday at Jungle Island. In the center is sportscaster Adam Kuperstein and on the right is Ed Lover, formerly of MTV's Yo MTV Raps.

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.

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.

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