Posts Tagged ‘WFLA’

Melissa Nardo to WFLA… reports that Melissa Nardo is joining Tampa’s WFLA as a reporter.

She comes from WPMT-TV in York, PA, where she was worked since 2009.


02 2016

More news for, anchor changes at WFLA/WTTA…

Tampa’s WFLA announced today that the station would begin producing a nightly, hour-long live 8 p.m. newscast, which will air on Media General sister station WTTA Great 38. The new newscast begins on January 4 and will be anchored by Jenn (Jennifer) Holloway & Josh Benson, with weather by Julie Philips.

This new newscast on WTTA will be market’s first and only 8 p.m. newscast. Currently, WFLA offers a live 30 minute 7 p.m. newscast on WFLA proper, anchored by Jennifer Leigh. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2015

Ryan Hughes departs WFTV, joins WFLA…

(edited from – Reporter Ryan Hughes has moved from Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV just down I-4 to Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA.

“I worked in a newsroom that demanded a lot and challenged me each and every day,” Hughes wrote on Facebook. Now, it’s on to another great opportunity just down the road at WFLA-TV in Tampa.”

Hughes started at WFTV in June 2009. He began his career in southern Maine and has also worked in Fort Myers, Fla….Cont….


12 2015

WFLA gets FAA approval to fly news drones…

WFLA announced today (via press release) that the station has received FAA approval to fly drones for news coverage, in the Tampa media market. This approval makes WFLA the first station in the market to have the ability to fly news drones.

WFLA’s new toy, dubbed “Drone 8″ will be piloted/operated by reporter Peter Bernard (right). He is a certified pilot and is one of several Media General employees who attended a 4 day workshop on drone flight and safety, to comply with FAA regulations. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2015

WFLA helicopter pilot killed in plane crash…

WFLA announced Monday afternoon that the Tampa station’s back-up helicopter pilot, Lester Hathcox was killed in a private plane crash in Georgia. Hathcox was flying with a local attorney, in his corporate plane.

The plane, which left Lakeland early on Monday morning disappeared from radar about 9:30 a.m. The wreckage was found near Climax GA later that afternoon.

Hathcox served as a back-up pilot for Eagle 8 and had worked locally for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Officer for 20 years before his retirement. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2015