Posts Tagged ‘wfts’

Bill Logan to PR with the City of St. Petersburg…

(edited from TVSpy.com) – The City of St. Petersburg announced on Thursday, that former WFTS weekend weather anchor and reporter Bill Logan had been named as the city’s new public works communications manager.

“Bill will help us streamline and focus our communications–but internally and externally,” said City of St. Petersburg public works administrator Claude Tankersley.

As Florida News Center reported, Logan and WFTS parted ways suddenly this past September. He had worked at WFTS since 2004 and has worked at other Tampa stations including WTVT, WTSP and The Home Shopping Network.

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12 2016

Brendan McLaughlin joins WFLA…

Florida News Center readers noticed a familiar face on WFLA today. Tampa TV veteran Brendan McLaughlin joined the station today as a “political observer.” He was seen commenting on his recent road trip across America, and about the election on the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

WFLA lead anchor Keith Cate mentioned on air that McLaughlin would be at the station today and tomorrow (11/7-11/8), election day. However, we suspect that he will stay on at the station for special projects.

McLaughlin was most recently lead anchor across town at WFTS. Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2016

Bill Logan departs WFTS…

Meteorologist Bill Logan has parted ways with Tampa’s WFTS. On Friday, the station quickly scrubbed his bio page and station Facebook pages.

The meteorologist subtly announced on his Facebook page Friday morning that he was no longer with the station. Viewers responded to the posting with angry posts towards WFTS.

Sources tell Florida News Center that Logan is the most recent casualty in Scripps’ (the owner of WFTS) nationwide move to cut costs by bringing in cheap, young talent. Unfortunately cheap and young means the loss of experience – good luck with that. Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2016

Mark Collins back to WJXT…

(edited from WJXT Press Release) – Meteorologist Mark Collins returns to WJXT, in time for Hurricane Hermine coverage.  He was a fill-in meteorologist and a weather producer at WJXT from 2010-2011 and across town at the duopoly of WTLV/WJXX before that.

He left WJXT in 2011 to anchor weekend weather at WTSP in Tampa.  Recently he worked at the Florida Institute of Oceanography aboard research vessels studying Florida’s marine ecosystems. Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2016

WFLA posts wins in July…

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 →

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08 2016