Posts Tagged ‘wfts’

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 →


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 →


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

Laid off WFTS staffer was first with Melania story…

(edited from – Jarrett Hill, a former producer and reporter from Tampa’s WFTS is getting credit for being the first to figure out that Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention sounded oddly familiar.

The Los Angeles Times reports Hill had heard the phrase “… the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams …,” once before. After checking it out, he confirmed his suspicions that Melania was channeling Michelle Obama from the First Lady’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Hill lost his job at WFTS in April 2015. He’s been freelancing in LA ever since.

Florida News Center reported the lay offs back in March of 2015, saying that Scripps had axed WFTS’ Chief Engineer, a manager and several producers, while making other staffers reapply for their jobs. Read the rest of this entry →


07 2016

Mike Mason to WFTX…

(edited from – Mike Mason is coming back to the Fort Myers market. He will once again be working at WFTX.

Mason starts Sunday, May 1. He’s been working as a freelance reporter. Before that, he worked at WGCL – Atlanta, WFTS – Tampa, WLOS – Asheville, and both WBBH and WFTX in Fort Myers…..Cont….


04 2016