Posts Tagged ‘Andy Johnson’

Mike Bennett to Wx at WTVT…

(from Press Release/ – Mike Bennett has been named meteorologist for WTVT FOX 13, announced John Hoffman, the station’s Vice President and News Director.  Barrett will serve as the station’s  meteorologist on  weekend evening newscasts and fill in as needed on other newscasts.

In making the announcement, Hoffman stated, “We are pleased to welcome Mike to our weather team. With his experience, Mike will be an excellent addition to our distinguished team of forecasters,”

Bennett comes to WTVT from WTEN-TV in Albany, NY where he served as Broadcast Meteorologist. Earlier in his career, Bennett was Broadcast Meteorologist for WSYR-TV in Syracuse, NY and for Ithaca College Television. He began his career at WCBS-TV in New York as an intern.


08 2013

Andy Johnson anchors his final weekend on WTVT…

Sunday’s 6 and 10pm newscasts signaled the end of an era for WTVT and veteran meteorologist Andy Johnson. The meteorologist anchored his final weekend newscast on the Tampa station. While his final (official) day at the station is February 1st (next Friday), WTVT decided to prepare a tribute video for the Sunday evening newscasts.

As Florida News Center reported, Johnson announced several weeks ago that he would be retiring after 33 years with WTVT. A life-long resident of the Tampa Bay area, Johnson joined the station in 1979 after graduating from Florida State University. Watch the tribute video below c/o of FNC on YouTube….


01 2013

Wx veteran Andy Johnson to depart WTVT…

WTVT veteran meteorologist Andy Johnson announced today that he will be retiring from the Tampa station, after thirty three years. A native of Tampa, Andy grew up watching WTVT and eventually joined the station in August of 1979. He posted the following message on his Facebook page earlier today:

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my intention to retire from WTVT after 33 years serving the Tampa Bay Area. I am fortunate to have been blessed with having worked with such professional colleagues and followed by such loyal viewers. Being a meteorologist for WTVT was a childhood dream of mine, which I was able to fulfill. Tampa is my home and always will be. So, if you see me around town, please say “Hi”!

So far there is no word on if Johnson’s departure was his choice or if he was forced out. We here at Florida News Center are assuming the later, for the further blond-i-fication of Fox and its stations. Johnson did not give any word on what he will do after retiring from WTVT. Stay tuned for any further information.

As someone who grew up watching Tampa TV news, I always hate to see the veterans go. Good luck to Andy Johnson in all of his future endeavors and kudos on a fantastic career!


01 2013

Stormy weather in Miami…

Our friends at report that WTVT meteorologist Andy Johnson was severely beaten outside of a Miami area gay nightclub. He was in Miami attending the 38th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The person who assaulted Johnson was arrested at the scene. Stay tuned for further updates.


06 2010