Louis Aguirre

Louis Aguirre

Miami - Anchor and TV journalist for WPLG South Florida ABC

Miami native Louis Aguirre is no stranger to the cameras. In fact, he’s the man most turn to in Miami for the latest entertainment news. The TV anchor and philanthropist loves traveling too, and has even called Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., home at one point or another. In his spare time, he works with a plethora of advocacy groups—Humane Society & Best Friends, animal-focused organization, is one that’s closest to his heart.

Q&A:

Hometown?

I’m the real deal. Born & raised in Miami.

Place you call home now (neighborhood etc)?

I live in the greatest city in the world: Miami Beach.

Any notes on your education?

Mostly Bs.

Favorite sport to watch?

Basketball and tennis.

Best vacation ever?

Africa.

Dream trip destination?

India and Antarctica.

Favorite dinner?

Pizza and a good bottle of red.

Favorite dessert?

Tocino de Cielo.
Crema Catalan (Guess who just came back from Spain?).

Underrated food?

Pancakes (I make the best.)

Best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Dinner at Le Bernardin is great every single time. Eric Ripert is a god. Too many incredible dishes to list them all, but the lobster pancake still lingers. (Are you sensing a theme?)

Road trip -- three in the car with you. Living or dead. Who are they? Why?

Matt, my partner. Reilly, my rescue lab mix. Chief, my rescue hearing impaired Dalmatian.

Favorite TV show as a kid?

The Carol Burnett Show.

Favorite movies?

It’s a Wonderful Life, Babette’s Feast, Gone with the Wind, Les Intouchables.

Favorite actress and or actor?

Meryl Streep.

Favorite bands?

Earth Wind & Fire, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac.

Most impressive live performance you ever saw?

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Tour stop at Dodger Stadium and Donna Summer at Radio City Music Hall.

Car you drive now?

BMW i3.

Car you’d like to drive?

BMW i3.

Best car you've owned?

Tesla.

Got a favorite watch?

The one my family gave me for my 40th birthday.

Summer drink of choice?

Wine. Vino. Vin.

Vodka or gin?

Tequila. Always tequila.

Cologne?

Annick Goutal Eau D’Hadrien. I’ve been wearing it for 30 years and never stray.

Go-to red on a wine list?

So I’m loving the Spanish reds right now. Vega Sicilia, Pesquera, but love a good Oregon Pinot, French Burgundy and an Amarone.

Go-to white?

Sancerre, Pouilly Fuisse, Puligny de Montrachet.

Favorite beach?

Crescent Beach at Compass Cay in the Exumas. The pink sand beach on Harbour island. Any beach where I can swim in the ocean with my pups.

On a Saturday, your favorite errand to run is?

I try not to do errands on Saturdays. Weekends I’m on power save mode.

Otherwise, you’ll be busy doing what?

At the beach with the dogs.

Best work advice you ever got?

Be yourself.

Best thing about your career?

I get to tell stories for a living and sometimes they can really make a difference.

What do you do now for work? Tell us something about your work and career path.

I’m an anchor and TV journalist for WPLG South Florida’s ABC station. It’s there where my broadcast career really took off in 1990. I’m now back 27 years later in a true full circle moment after working on three nationally syndicated shows, two networks and some guest spots on some really fun TV shows. It’s been a wild ride that has taken me around the world. I’ve called Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Miami home.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

I’m a big animal advocate and over the years have worked with the Humane Society & Best Friends. I lend my voice and platform to many charities especially those that promote the arts and advocate for children.

Add anything else about yourself here that you would like the world to know about you.

I’ve been happily partnered for 20 years now with Miami Interior designer Matthew Macdonald. We share our home in Miami Beach with two rescues Reilly and Chief.