Posts Tagged ‘Brooks Garner’

Megan Hattan is leaving WFLA for her Houston hubby…

(from – Weekend morning meteorologist Megan Hatton will leave her job at Tampa NBC affialite WFLA-Ch. 8 in three weeks, departing the same month fellow forecaster Brooks Garner is also to leave the station.

And like Garner, Hatton is also headed for Houston, Texas. But she is leaving town to join her husband, who works as a newscast director at KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate owned and operated by the network.

Hatton has no job lined up in Houston. She told fans on Twitter Tuesday her last day is April 3 at WFLA, where she began her first on air meteorology job in 2007….Cont….


03 2013

Brooks Garner is leaving WFLA for Houston…

WFLA meteorologist Brooks Garner announced on Facebook today that he will be leaving the Tampa station. Garner will join the weather department at Houston’s KHOU-TV.

Garner joined WFLA in March of 2010 from Columbia, SC’s WIS-TV. He joined the station to replace Leigh Spann, who moved to the weekday morning shift.

So far there is no word on who will fill the void left by Garner. Our eyes and ears here at Florida News Center are wide open – CONTACT US! Stay tuned for further information.


03 2013

Craigslist leads to return of lost ring…

(from WFLA meteorologist Brooks Garner – Last weekend some friends visiting from South Carolina and I headed to the beach. We started tossing a football around in knee-deep water. And when it was my turn to toss the ball, the down-swing of my left arm whipped off my wedding ring, hurling it into the water just feet from where I stood.

The combination of suntan lotion and salt water made my fingers slick, so much so that the centrifugal forces had taken their effect.

Immediately I dived down, searching for the ring by hand, but the water was cloudy and I had no luck. After an hour of hunting I came to the conclusion that my ring was lost. The inscription to my wife, the sentiment and the memories of exchanging vows and rings – all gone.

The drive back to Tampa was long, as you might imagine. My wife wasn’t mad at me, but I was mad at myself. The ring normally fit so well, so how could I know that the oily effects of suntan lotion would result in such loss?….Cont….


04 2011

Garner signs on at WFLA…

New weekend meteorologist Brooks Garner made his premiere on Tampa’s WFLA tonight. As we reported at the end of March Garner joins WFLA from Columbia, SC’s WIS-TV. Watch below…


05 2010

WFLA names new meteorologist…

Sources tell Florida News Center that Tampa’s WFLA has hired Brooks Garner as the new weekend PM meteorologist. He is being brought on to fill the void left by Leigh Spann who is moving to weekday mornings to replace the soon to be departing, Jennifer Hill. As we reported, Hill is moving to Oregon with her husband. Garner joins WFLA from Columbia, SC’s WIS-TV NBC 10. He is a graduate of Mississippi State and holds seals of approval from the NWS and the AMS.

WFLA writes on their “Storm Team” Facebook page

We welcome Brooks Garner to Storm Team 8! Brooks joins us from WIS TV in Columbia, South Carolina. You can catch his forecasts every Saturday and Sunday at 6 and 11 pm beginning in early May.


03 2010