Posts Tagged ‘Heather Van Nest’

Anchor changes at WTSP, WZVN…

Just a day after it was announced that Heather Van Nest was leaving WTSP, the station has already named her replacement.

Dion Lim, who joined the Tampa market station this past January, has been named as the new lead female co-anchor. She will anchor the 6:00 and 11:oopm newscasts at the station.

This change has been apparently in the works for sometime, even as Van Nest’s departure from the station came suddenly. Van Nest’s departure announcement was made on Thursday and by Friday, ads for the new lead anchor team of Reginald Roundtree, Dion Lim and meteorologist Jim Van Fleet were already gracing digital billboards around the Tampa Bay area.

Florida News Center has learned that Dion Lim’s replacement on the 5:00 and 5:30pm newscasts has already been named as well. Courtney Robinson joins the station, coming from Fort Myer’s WZVN.

Robinson joined WZVN in July of 2011, as the station’s new lead female co-anchor.

So, who will replace Robinson at WZVN? Are there any more changes coming to WTSP? Stay tuned…


10 2014

Heather Van Nest departs WTSP…

(edited from – Heather Van Nest has left as an evening news anchor at CBS affiliate WTSP-Ch. 10.

Van Nest posted a message on Facebook Wednesday afternoon thanking her viewers.

“I am excited for new work opportunities that allow for more flexibility in my family life,” she wrote. “Working until midnight with a 1-year-old son, 3-year-old daughter and husband at home is not ideal.”

Van Nest had been missing on air for several days, fueling speculation that her contract with the station hadn’t been renewed.

Messages left with the station’s general manager, Elliott Wiser, weren’t returned. Co-anchor Reginald Roundtree said he couldn’t comment. On Wednesday, Van Nest’s photo was quickly removed from WTSP’s website….Cont….


10 2014

A hypnotizing birth for Heather Van Nest…

Watch the video below as WTSP anchor Heather Van Nest recounts her experience giving birth, using hypnotism and breathing.

As Florida News Center reported back in March, Van Nest is no stranger to trying new things during her pregnancy. Read our story, “How acupuncture got me pregnant,” to read about Van Nest’s story of contraception.


05 2011

How acupunture got me pregnant…

The local area magazine Tampa Bay Wellness, has profiled WTSP anchor Heather Van Nest and the progress of her recent pregnancy and delivery of a new baby daughter.

In the latest issue, Van Nest explains how she used acupuncture to get pregnant and even avoid the typical morning sickness, hormonal and other issues, often associated with pregnancy. She acknowledges that only a few small studies show that acupuncture can assist couples trying in-vitro fertilization (not the ole fashion way). However, she still attributes to the acupuncturist “getting her pregnant.” Read the entire article by CLICKING HERE.

Tampa Bay Wellness magazine is a free publication, paid for by advertisers.


03 2011

Kaufeldt, Van Nest return…

(edited from – Have you seen the promos for WOFL-Channel 35 anchor Amy Kaufeldt?  She will return to the Fox-owned station from maternity leave on Wednesday.

But Kaufeldt, who used to anchor in the evening, will be on “Good Day” in the morning. “Wake up with Amy!” WOFL tells us.

Also returning back to television, Heather Van Nest returns to Tampa’s WTSP CBS 10, Jan 24th.

Van Nest gave birth to a 7.9lb baby son this past November. She returns Jan 24th.


01 2011