In the Sept. 28 issue of Miami New Times, Chuck Strouse reports on the current activities of Jim DeFede, a former columnist at the paper: He now has a daily radio show during morning rush hour, makes regular appearances on a local news program, and writes a column for LRM magazine. DeFede, who famously was fired from the Miami Herald in 2005 for recording a conversation with former city official Art Teele, says he may not "want to be waking up at 4:00 a.m. in ten years," but he is happy to have three jobs for now. "That way I can be fired from one and still be covered," he says.
Jim DeFede, former columnist for Miami New Times and the Miami Herald, is reportedly about to sign with Clear Channel for a morning talk show. "Whatever people are talking about in South Florida, that's what I'm going to be talking about," DeFede tells the Herald (here, second item). He will also write a regular column for Living Real Miami, a local magazine, in addition to keeping his current job as a commentator for WFOR-TV.