About FNC

 

Florida News Center was created in 2002 by its owner/author (myself) Christopher Blanton. The website originally began as a spin-off from a personal blog/informational website which I maintained starting in 1997. The original website focused on the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota media market, eventually growing to include the Orlando/Daytona beach market as well. The website FLNewsCenter.com went online in 2002 covering Tampa and Orlando, with the occasional national story sprinkled in. In early 2003 the website grew to include the Fort Myers and West Palm Beach markets. By the end of 2003 Florida News Center expanded its focus even greater, eventually adding all ten Florida markets (Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Pensacola/Mobile, Tallahassee, Gainesville/Ocala, and Panama City).

I have always been drawn to local television; the talent, the technology, the journalism (or lack there of), and the gossip. I grew up in the Tampa media market, idolizing iconic figures like WTVT’s Hugh Smith and Roy Leep. I knew – that is what I wanted to do. However, the reality of life finally set in and my future career interests moved towards (the more practical) health care. While I have built a great career in the health care industry and enjoy my job, my passion for TV news has yet to founder.

Over the past decade (and change), Florida News Center has gone through several different looks. Check our visual history below.

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FNC 1.0

FNC 2.0


FNC 3.0

FNC 4.0

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