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WTSP gets a makeover….

Viewers in the Tampa market may have noticed an entirely new look and feel at WTSP. The station unveiled a new (tweaked) logo, new graphics package, new news music, new set, new pacing and several new faces on air.

Check out some caps of the new look below. More to come this afternoon, but for now….

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04 2017

Mike Rodriguez named GM at WTSP….

(edited from – Tegna Media today named Mike Rodriguez president-GM of its CBS affiliate WTSP Tampa, Fla. (DMA 11). He succeeds Elliott Wiser, who left last September.

Rodriguez has spent nearly 20 years in the media industry. In 2012, he was named VP-GM of Univision’s stations in South Florida. Prior to joining Univision, Rodriguez spent 10 years with NBC/Telemundo.

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03 2017

Grant Gilmore & Liz Crawford join WTSP… report that husband and wife Grant Gilmore and Liz Crawford have been reassigned to WTSP in Tampa.

The pair come from Tegna sister station, WFMY in Greensboro, NC.

Gilmore will become morning meteorologist on WTSP and Crawford will join the news reporting team. The couple was married last year.

In 2015, former WFMY news director Bob Clinkingbeard also left the station for Florida, to assume the role of news director at WTSP.


03 2017

Kate Wentzel departs WTSP…

UPDATE: 03/20/17 – Kate Wentzel will be the new meteorologist at West Palm Beach’s WPEC.
03/07/17 – WTSP meteorologist Kate Wentzel announced that she is leaving the Tampa station.

Sources tell Florida News Center, that she is headed back to West Palm Beach. However, no specific station was identified.

She signed on with the station in September of 2011, coming from WPBF in West Palm Beach.


03 2017

Mike Deeson retires after 35 years at WTSP…

In an announcement on Facebook yesterday, veteran WTSP investigative reporter Mike Deeson announced that he had retired from the Tampa station.

He said on Facebook (edited): “I know this will come as a surprise to many of my friends in Tampa Bay, but I have decided to retire from Channel 10 effective today. This will give me the time to put more effort into many of other projects I have been trying to juggle while working full time.

At 68 years old, it’s something I have been thinking about for a while especially because of the changing landscape of TV news, and I know this is the right time.

Also, I didn’t want the long goodbye tour; I would rather rip off the bandage and go forward with my decision immediately. My nature is to come to a conclusion and act on it quickly without looking back.

Timing in a decision like this is always critical. As some of my friends know, I’m finishing up a book about my almost 50 years in the business that is extremely frank and I’ve always thought it would be better to try to get it published after I left the station .

I want to thank all the people who have been so kind to me over the years…the viewers, my colleagues, the friends I have made. I have loved every minute I’ve spent with all of you.

To everything there is a season- for now, this is my season to leave Channel 10.

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03 2017