Posts Tagged ‘WFLA’
(edited from WFLA.com) – Tampa’s WFLA, will now be able to offer the most advanced, in-depth severe weather and early detection reporting in the country with the new Max Defender 8 radar.
Engineered by Baron with cutting-edge technology, Max Defender 8 is a dual-polarization, million watt, high frequency S-band radar. WFLA-TV is the first broadcast television station to own or operate a radar system at this frequency and the radar has more operating power than radar currently used by the National Weather Service. Read the rest of this entry →
In a press release to Florida News Center, Tampa’s WFLA announced that the Tampa station made some great strides in the July ratings book.
WFLA was pleased to brag that the station placed number one against competing newscasts at 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, and 11pm newscasts, with non-competing newscasts at 4pm and 7pm beating syndicated programming.
Insiders tell us that in the mornings, WTVT still reigns, followed by WFTS and WFLA. Read the rest of this entry →
(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 →
Florida News Center has learned that WFLA weekend meteorologist Bryan Bennett has departed the Tampa station.
Bennett made the announcement on Facebook, this past Friday, saying only: “I’m no longer working at WFLA, but will keep updating this Facebook page. Stay tuned!”
No reason was given for his departure. Watch this space for further updates.
He joined WFLA in May of 2013, coming from WCBS in New York. He previously worked weather software creator WSI and in television in Atlanta and Columbus, GA.