Posts Tagged ‘WFLA’

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 →


05 2016

WFLA brings back Gayle Sierens, for a day…

Tampa’s WFLA has brought former veteran anchor Gayle Sierens out of retirement. This past Thursday, she reported on a story about Alzheimer’s disease and shared the story of her mother who battled with the disease.

Sierens retired from the station one year ago, after a 38 year career at the station.

**DISCLAIMER – The author of this story knows Dr. Susan Steen (shown in this story) professionally. No favoritism is given. Continue to the video…
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05 2016

A new look at WFLA…

Viewers watching Tampa’s WFLA may have noticed some changes at the station.

A new graphics package, news music and a slightly tweaked “8” logo were introduced late last week. Notice the old 8 (left) and the more heftier 8 (below).

The station retains general branding and slogans. There were no changes made to the set.

Check out the new changes below…

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04 2016

Chris Chmura departs WTVT…

WTVT consumer reporter Chris Chmura has departed the Tampa station, after 10 years.

He has accepted the same position at NBC O&O KNTV in the San Francisco/San Jose market. He will be that station’s first consumer reporter.

He joined WTVT in 2007. Prior to WTVT he worked up the street at WFLA, the Associated Press, Conus TV News Service and WCJB in the Gainesville/Ocala market.


03 2016

Steve Andrews testifies in daughter’s civil trial…

(edited from – The third day of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews civil trial continued in Nashville on Wednesday with the sportscaster’s father testifying.

Before her father, WFLA veteran reporter, Steve Andrews took the stand Wednesday morning, Erin Andrews was seen crying in the courtroom. She continued to wipe away tears as her dad spoke about her childhood in Tampa, Florida.

During his testimony, he spoke on how the secretly recorded video changed his daughter’s life and the July 2009 day he learned of the video. “She kept screaming, ‘I am on the Internet! I am on the Internet! I am naked! I am naked! Everything I worked for is gone.’”

He also stated that Erin is not the “fun person she was,” adding that she is mad, terrified, depressed and full of anxiety….Cont….


02 2016