Peter D’Oench

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Peter D’Oench is a reporter for CBS4 News. He came to CBS4 from WKRN in Nashville.

D’Oench was an award-winning member of the WPLG News Team as a reporter from 1989 – 2004. In addition, he was a producer for news, special projects and the station’s Problem Solvers franchise from 2004–2007.

Prior to joining WPLG, he was an anchor/reporter with WTNH, New Haven (1984 – 1989); a reporter for WFTV, Orlando (1983 – 1984); a reporter and morning anchor with WCBS, New York City (1982 – 1983); a reporter for WSVN, Miami (1978 – 1982) and a reporter for KAMR, Amarillo, Texas (1977 – 1978).

D’Oench is the recipient of a number of prestigious honors and awards, including a Silver Circle and five Sunshine State Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, a pair of awards from the Sigma Delta Chi honor society, a special citation from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an Excellence in Reporting commendation from the New York City Overseas Press Club, a special citation from the Miami-Dade County PTA and a special commendation from Florida Governor Bob Graham.

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Officers stand outside the News Cafe on Miami Beach following the fatal shooting of a tourist from New York. (Source: CBS4)

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Shed destroyed by fire sparked by a downed powerline in Lauderdale Lakes. (Source: BSO Fire Rescue)

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Surveillance cameras captured burglars smashing their way into a store filled with iPhones and stealing up to $20,000 worth of items. (Courtesy: i-Town Store)

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Hundreds upon hundreds of people have visited a Publix Supermarket off Biscayne Boulevard in Miami Shores on Thursday morning. (Source: CBS4)

Last Minute Shoppers Visiting Busy Miami Shores Publix

As rain and wind begin to hit South Florida with more consistency, residents in Miami Shores are still out shopping for supplies.


Michael Grabis is asking for the public’s help in catching the person who shot his grandmother, Milda Grabis. (Courtesy of the Grabis Family)

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West Miami police say this mail thief may have victims in three other South Florida cities. (Source: West Miami Police)

CBS4 Exclusive: Police Say Mail Thief Caught On Camera May Have Victims In At Least 3 Cities

New surveillance tape obtained exclusively by CBS4 shows a mail thief who may have victims in at least three South Florida cities.


Miami Marlins players leave their hats on the pitching mound to honor the late Jose Fernandez after the game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on September 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Source: Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

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Emilio Macias (L) and Eddy Rivero (R) were among three killed in a boating accident in Miami. (Source: G. Holmes Braddock High School/Instagram)

Loved Ones Remember Jose Fernandez’s New Close Friends Killed In Crash

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-A West Kendall man says he was shot accidentally by a Miami-Dade Police Officer who was cleaning her revolver and he says she was “negligent” and “careless.” (Source: CBS4)

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