WTSP gets a makeover….

Viewers in the Tampa market may have noticed an entirely new look and feel at WTSP. The station unveiled a new (tweaked) logo, new graphics package, new news music, new set, new pacing and several new faces on air.

Check out some caps of the new look below. More to come this afternoon, but for now….

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04 2017

Mike Rodriguez named GM at WTSP….

(edited from TVNewsCheck.com) – Tegna Media today named Mike Rodriguez president-GM of its CBS affiliate WTSP Tampa, Fla. (DMA 11). He succeeds Elliott Wiser, who left last September.

Rodriguez has spent nearly 20 years in the media industry. In 2012, he was named VP-GM of Univision’s stations in South Florida. Prior to joining Univision, Rodriguez spent 10 years with NBC/Telemundo.

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03 2017

WCTV vehicle vandalized…

(from Tallaahassee.com) – A local TV journalist this week reported to Tallahassee Police that an anti-Semitic phrase had been scrawled on the hood of her station’s car.

WCTV reporter Lanetra Bennett told TPD she found the words written in black marker on the hood of the station’s car Monday as she drove to work.

Bennett said she left the car, which was emblazoned with the channel’s emblem, at her southeast Tallahassee home over the weekend and did not notice it until Monday. A photo of the car made the rounds on Facebook early this week.

Top WCTV staff said they did not believe the vandalism was a threat….Cont….


03 2017

Grant Gilmore & Liz Crawford join WTSP…

BizJournals.com report that husband and wife Grant Gilmore and Liz Crawford have been reassigned to WTSP in Tampa.

The pair come from Tegna sister station, WFMY in Greensboro, NC.

Gilmore will become morning meteorologist on WTSP and Crawford will join the news reporting team. The couple was married last year.

In 2015, former WFMY news director Bob Clinkingbeard also left the station for Florida, to assume the role of news director at WTSP.


03 2017

Kate Wentzel departs WTSP…

UPDATE: 03/20/17 – Kate Wentzel will be the new meteorologist at West Palm Beach’s WPEC.
03/07/17 – WTSP meteorologist Kate Wentzel announced that she is leaving the Tampa station.

Sources tell Florida News Center, that she is headed back to West Palm Beach. However, no specific station was identified.

She signed on with the station in September of 2011, coming from WPBF in West Palm Beach.


03 2017