In September 2017, WPLG-Local 10 welcomed multiple Emmy-award winning journalist Louis Aguirre back home to South Florida and the Local 10 family. Louis co-anchors the station’s weekday 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts. He also anchors the 10 p.m. Local 10 newscast on WSFL.
On Earth Day 2021, Louis became WPLG Local 10’s Environmental Advocate and the face of a new station-wide campaign called Don’t Trash Our Treasure. A longtime and staunch defender of the planet, Louis brings awareness of environmental issues in South Florida with the purpose of seeking solutions. Louis has received numerous accolades through Don’t Trash Our Treasure, including three Emmy awards for environmental reporting, an Esserman-Knight Foundation Journalism award for the primetime series Saving Biscayne Bay and the “Good 2 Green” award from the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He’s also been recognized with a commendation from the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners, a commendation from the City of Miami Beach for efforts involving International Coastal Cleanup Day and induction into the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame.
Beginning his television career at Telemundo in 1989, as a Spanish-language reporter, Louis eventually made the jump to Local 10 as a reporter and then weekend anchor. Louis worked at Local 10 from 1989 to 1992, during which time he became one of the few American journalists allowed into Cuba to cover the 30th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis.
Louis would later spend 14 years at WSVN in Miami before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014 to anchor the nationally syndicated program “The Insider.”
Louis has worked for “Extra,” served as lead correspondent for “A Current Affair” and as co-host of “Fox and Friends.”
In addition, Louis has guest starred on “Sex and the City,” “JAG,” “Burn Notice,” “Guiding Light” and “All My Children.”
A native of Miami, Louis is a graduate of the University of Miami and the Universite de Paris at La Sorbonne.
On his free time, Louis enjoys spending time at the beach with his two rescue dogs.