WFTS veteran meteorologist Wayne Shattuck gave his last forecast on the Tampa station on Sunday night.
After 20 years at the station, the “official” word is that he is retiring after 43 total years in TV weather. However, as Florida News Center reported back in December of 2014, multiple sources tell us that the “retirement” was accepted, as the the veteran meteorologist was being slowly forced out. His final newscast was supposed to be at the end of 2014, but the station extended his contract through the end of May 2015; that time has come and gone.
Shattuck was one of the original personalities to join the WFTS when the station created a news department in late 1994. He started out the station’s chief meteorologist, but was replaced by Denis Phillips and was moved to the week-day morning shift. He was eventually moved from the week-day morning shift, replaced by Shay Ryan, and on to work weekends. Read the rest of this entry →