Posts Tagged ‘wtsp’

WTSP names new N/D… reports that WTSP has named Bob Clinkingbeard as the station’s new News Director.

Clinkingbeard comes from WFMY-TV in Greensboro, NC where he also severed as N/D. Prior to WFMY, he served in the same role at WOFL in Orlando. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

Purse theft suspect tackled in WTSP parking lot…

Saturday morning proved to by a trying ordeal for a St. Petersburg woman, as a man stole a purse from her car while she was pumping gas. The theft happened at a gas station, across the street from WTSP’s studios. A man watching the theft suspect jumped into action, chasing the man across Gandy Blvd and tackling him in WTSP’s parking lot. The suspect was arrested, the purse was returned with everything inside and no one was hurt. Check out the story video here.

But what is the real story here? This great picture of a WTSP logo’ed Honda Insight in their parking lot. This is a rare vehicle to start with, but to be station logo’ed is definitely post-worthy! Enjoy…


09 2015

WTSP anchor’s husband succumbs to cancer…

We are sad to report that the husband of WTSP morning anchor Allison Kropff has fallen to a long battle with cancer. Allison and her husband Justin Kropff, a former reporter himself, were married for 6 years. Read the on in the story below c/o WTSP.

Our thoughts prayers go out to Allison & her family….

(edited from – If you didn’t know Justin when he walked into a room, chances are you would meet him. His smile would draw you in; his conversation would make you feel special and his laugh made you feel like a friend forever. After a hard-fought, courageous battle with cancer, Justin passed away on August 7, 2015. He was just 39. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2015

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