Posts Tagged ‘Stephanie Roberts’

“The View,” Sarasota style…

“Suncoast View” premiered last week for viewers of Sarasota’s WWSB. The local talk show, based on ABC’s “The View,” features morning anchor Stephanie Roberts, veteran reporter Linda Carson, reporter Bobeth Yates and political commentator Regina Hopper.

A WWSB press release says about “Suncoast View”:  “The afternoon chatfest will feature the co-hosts discussing local hot topics in the news, sharing their opinions and engaging in lively conversations on every day issues and subjects such as parenting, relationships, cooking, fashion, entertainment, home & garden and even politics. The program will also include interviews with newsmakers and stories trending on social media.”

The show, which was announced back in July, premiered on September 8th. It airs week days at 4pm.

Check out the show’s second episode, 9/9/14, below…

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09 2014

Lauren Dorsett out, Stephanie Roberts joins WWSB…

Sarasota’s WWSB-TV announced today that primary anchor Lauren Dorsett (right #1) is leaving the station to be close to family in her native Southern California. She joined WWSB in May 2010, from its sister station WTXL-TV in Tallahassee. So far there is no word on where she will work in California, or if she will remain in television. Her last day at the station is November 27.

Doresett will be replaced by morning anchor Hayley Wielgus (right #2), co-anchoring the 5, 5:30, and 6 p.m. newscasts with Scott Dennis. She will anchor the 11 p.m. newscast solo and will contribute as a station health reporter.

The station announced that former WFTS meteorologist Stephanie Roberts (left) will officially join their ranks, replacing Hayley Wielgus on the morning show. She will co-anchor Good Morning Suncoast with Don Brennan. As Florida News Center reported in May 2012, Roberts was fired from WFTS for unknown reasons. In the years prior and leading up to, Robert’s became a regular guest meteorologist on the weekend editions of ABC’s Good Morning America. Interestingly, Robert’s new bio on WWSB’s website makes no mention of her four years at Tampa’s WFTS. WWSB and WFTS are both ABC network stations, sharing the same market, with WWSB focusing on the Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice viewership. Her first day on the morning show will be October 7th.

 

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10 2013

Roberts bumped for Hurricane Irene…

(from TBO.com) – WFTS-TV meteorologist Stephanie Roberts had planned to make her fifth trip to New York as a fill-in forecaster for “Good Morning America” this weekend.

But she won’t, and ironically, she can blame a hurricane.

Hurricane Irene is projected to be pounding the East Coast on Saturday.

Roberts says she and producers at “Good Morning America” have decided that she should not travel to New York this weekend to work on the show. The hurricane changed the network’s coverage plans…..Cont….

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08 2011

Happy St Patrick’s Day from WFTS…

(edited from WFTS.com) – The ABC Action News morning team has been practicing for weeks to nail down their Irish dance moves to wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Click the video below to watch Dan Shaffer, Deiah Riley, Stephanie Roberts, Meredyth Censullo and Ashley Glass dance a traditional Irish dance in a new JibJab.com video.

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03 2011

Roberts back to GMA for round two…

Sources tell Florida News Center that WFTS morning meteorologist Stephanie Roberts will be, once again, guest meteorologist/anchor on this weekends (3/12-13/11) edition of ABC’s Good Morning America. ABC will fly Roberts to NYC Friday night and back home to Tampa Sunday afternoon to return to work at WFTS on Monday.

As Florida News Center reported, Roberts previously was guest meteorologist/anchor on the December 4th and 5h, 2010 weekend editions of GMA. Watch below as Roberts talks about her GMA debut.

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03 2011