Posts Tagged ‘wtsp’

Comings & Goings, the N/D edition… is reporting that WTSP Peter Roghaar is stepping down as News Director at the Tampa station.  The site reports that he will stay at WTSP, but will move into a sales position.

Roghaar joined WTSP in 2010 from West Palm Beach’s WPTV.

So far there is no word on who will be the new News Director – stay tuned!


FTV is also reporting that WOFL Assistant News Director Jorge Gonzalez is leaving the station to return to Miami. He is being replaced by Steve Linden.

Linden comes to WOFL from across town at WKMG, where he worked on the assignment desk.


07 2015

A rare sight in TV news…

Check out this picture below that I took at the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry’s Hurricane Expo this weekend. The chief meteorologists from all five Tampa market stations were at the event to discuss the upcoming hurricane season and answer questions. Yours truly wrangled these guys all together for a rare photo opportunity after the Q&A. Thanks to all five for chatting and for humoring me.

From left to right Mike Clay (Bay News 9), Denis Phillips (WFTS), Paul Dellegatto (WTVT), Jim Van Fleet (WTSP), Steve Jerve (WFLA)


05 2015

Gannett before, TEGNA after…

(edited from – Media giant Gannett is splitting into two publicly traded companies. The new one is TEGNA, encompassing Gannett’s 46 TV stations and digital properities. The other will keep the name Gannett and will focus on its publishing companies.

“TEGNA is a nod to the more than 100 year-old history of Gannett. While always reminding us where we came from, the new name also shows our innovative spirit and commitment to being a forward-looking company that empowers people, businesses and communities to grow and thrive,” said Gracia Martore, Gannett president and CEO….Cont….


04 2015

More news on WTSP….

WTSP has announced that it will launch a half-hour newscast, which will air at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The new newscast debuts on March 1st and will be anchored by Mark Rivera and feature meteorologist Ashley Batey and “On the Road” reporter Bobby Lewis.

WTSP general manager Elliott Wiser told that the show will take “a more in-depth look at local stories, with less crime and more news befitting Sunday morning.”


02 2015

Holley Sinn departs/Hilary Zalla joins WTSP traffic….

WTSP traffic reporter/anchor Holley Sinn (right) has left Tampa’s WTSP. She left the station at the end of December.

Sources tell Florida News Center that Sinn left WTSP because her husband was offered a job in another market. He accepted the position and the two moved out of Florida.

Sinn took over morning traffic duties from Lorena Rabago. Prior to traffic, Sinn worked at WTSP’s “infomericial” show Studio 10.

WTSP has hired Hilary Zalla (left) to fill Sinn’s shoes at the traffic desk. Zalla joins the station from WKEF/WRGT, the ABC/FOX affiliates in Dayton, OH.


01 2015