Posts Tagged ‘Stephanie Roberts’

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.



10 2013

Roberts bumped for Hurricane Irene…

(from – 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….


08 2011

Happy St Patrick’s Day from WFTS…

(edited from – 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 video.


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.


03 2011

Roberts talks about her GMA debut…

As Florida News Center reported last week, WFTS meteorologist Stephanie Roberts was chosen to fill in on this past weekend edition of ABC’s Good Morning America. Roberts talks to the crew back in Tampa about her experiences at GMA. Watch below…


12 2010