Posts Tagged ‘Gene Ramirez’

Eugene Ramirez to depart WFLA, join WFOR…

After just two years in Tampa, WFLA morning anchor Eugene Ramirez is leaving the station.

He is headed back down to his native Miami, as the new morning co-anchor at WFOR. His first day at that station will be on Monday, January 23.

He joined WFLA in January of 2015, coming from WSVN in Miami. Prior to that he worked at WSFL – Miami, News 13 – Orlando and CNN.

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01 2017

Josh Thomas departs WFLA…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – WFLA reporter Josh Thomas no longer works at the Tampa station.

Thomas, who went from being weekend anchor to reporter last year, has been gone from the station for a couple of weeks. There’s no word why he left or where he’s going.

His move off the anchor desk, as reported by Florida News Center, along with morning anchor Rod Carter being replaced by Eugene Ramirez, was questioned by the Tampa Association of Black Journalists Read the rest of this entry →

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06 2016

More news on WFLA…

Tampa’s WFLA announced it will be expanding local news coverage with a new mid-day newscast, News Channel 8 at 11a.m., starting on June 13th. The new one hour newscast will be co-anchored by afternoon anchor Stacie Schaible and morning anchor Gene Ramirez, with weather by meteorologist Leigh Spann.

In a press release to Florida News Center, WFLA General Manager Andy Alford says that “the 11am time period gives News Channel 8 another exclusive opportunity to showcase our “8 On Your Side brand.” Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2016

More news on WFLA…

Tampa’s WFLA announced in a press release that it will be expanding it’s morning news line-up. The expanded morning newscast will begin one half-hour earlier at 4 a.m. beginning Sept. 8, 2015.

The expanded broadcast will feature current co-anchors Gene Ramirez and Gayle Guyardo, plus weather and traffic on the 8s with Leigh Spann and Leslee Lacey. Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2015

WFLA anchor meets relatives from his Cuban past…

WFLA morning anchor Gene (Eugene) Ramirez had a chance to meet up with relatives that remain in Cuba, during the station’s May sweeps piece entitled Cuba: Behind The Curtain.

More than 50 years ago, Ramirez’s family fled to South Florida before the Castro regime took control of the island nation. However, not all of his family were able to leave the island. On the trip, Ramirez was able to meet up with with several of his cousins, who still live in the home that his mother was once played in as a child. Read the rest of this entry →

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05 2015