Posts Tagged ‘wtsp’

Justin Granit & Ryan Bass to sports at WTSP….

(edited from Granit (right 1) and Ryan Bass (right 2) have been hired to anchor, “one man band” report and handle social media in the sports department at Tampa’s WTSP.

Grant comes to WTSP from WHEC in Rochester, where he was the main sports anchor. Bass comes from CBS (Sports) Interactive in Miami, where he worked as an anchor for the shows Fantasy Football Today and Daily Fantasy Live. Read the rest of this entry →


08 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

Phil Buck to join WTSP, makes FL faux-pas…

Phil Buck announced on social media that he will join Tampa’s WTSP. So far there is no word of when and where Buck will work on the air at WTSP.

The reporter and weekend anchor is currently on the air at TEGNA sister station, Little Rock’s KHTV-TV.

Florida News Center noticed that Buck made a similar announcement on Twitter, posting pictures of the Tampa and St. Petersburg skylines. However, Mr. Buck also mistakenly include a picture of the Miami skyline (highlighted in green below)….faux-pas! Read the rest of this entry →


05 2016

Dave Wirth to retire from WTSP…

(edited from – After covering news and sports in the Tampa market for 32 years, WTSP reporter and anchor Dave Wirth is retiring. His last day will be Friday.

“It’s starting to hit home,” Wirth said before Wednesday’s 6 p.m. broadcast. “It feels a little strange to be leaving, but there’s an awfully good feeling of relief, too.”

Wirth, 61, born and raised outside Chicago, began at Channel 10 in 1984. It was only the second television station at which he has worked. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2016

Charles Billi parts ways with WTSP…

WTSP anchor/reporter Charles Billi has departed the Tampa station. His last day with the station was Sunday Jan 31st.

Billi officially announced on Facebook yesterday that he had departed the station, but sources tell Florida News Center that he has been off of the air at the station for the past few weeks, sitting out the end of his contract.

When contacted by FNC about his departure, Billi could not offer comment on why he was leaving station. However, multiple sources tell Florida News Center that his contract was not renewed due to mutual creative differences with station management over changes at the station. Read the rest of this entry →


02 2016