Posts Tagged ‘wtsp’

Joe Gumm departs, Ian Reitz joins WTSP…

Florida News Center has learned that WTSP weekday morning anchor Joe Gumm is no longer with the St. Petersburg station. Gumm, has been noticablely missing from morning newscasts from several weeks now, prompting readers of this website to question his whereabouts. His bio was removed from the station website this weekend.

WTSP General Manager Elliott Wiser tells Florida News Center that Gumm is in fact no longer with the station and that the station has already named his replacement. Ian Reitz fills Gumm’s chair on the morninig show, starting September 30th.

Reitz joins WTSP from Nashville’s WSMV where he has been morning anchor for the past three years. Prior to WSMV, Reitz has worked at KGUN in Tucson and KSTM in El Paso.

Gumm joined WTSP in 2012, coming from KOKH in Oklahoma City. He replaced Keith Jones who left the station to join WTVJ in Miami.

 

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08 2014

WLTV gets a bird…well, sort of…

UPDATE: 07/23/2014 – Our friends at SFLTV.com now report that WLTV’s new “Vision 23″ is in fact, only a vision. The helicopter shown in the promo shot (right) is real, but only serves as a back-up for the other two news helicopter’s in the market (WSVN’s “Skyforce 7″ and WPLG’s shared “Sky 10.” The decked out bird shown in the promos is the former helicopter from WTSP, but does not exist in its “Vision 23″ form shown (right)

WLTV does have access to a helicopter now, but only because the station has joined the sharing agreement between WPLG, WFOR and WTVJ, with WPLG’s Sky 10. Now four TV stations in one market are sharing the same helicopter, leaving only WSVN as the only station in the Miami market to operate its own helicopter.

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Our friends at SFLTV.com report that Miami Univision affiliate WLTV now has its own news helicopter. The station began running promos several weeks ago, bragging the station’s new toy, dubbed “Vision 23.”

This new bird makes only it only the third TV news helicopter to be used in Miami. WSVN’s “Skyforce 7″ and WPLG’s “Sky 10,” which is shared with comptetitor’s WFOR and WTVJ.

SFLTV.com also reports that the new WLTV helicopter was formerly WTSP’s “Sky 10″ (left). The helicopter could formerly be seen flying over the skies in the Tampa market, until WTSP joined a helicopter sharing agreement with fellow stations WTVT and WFTS. in 2009.

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07 2014

Ginger Gadsden to anchor at WKMG…

(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – WKMG-Channel 6 has found its newest anchor in St. Petersburg.

Ginger Gadsden joins Orlando’s CBS affiliate on June 16. She will co-anchor the station’s new 5:30 p.m. newscast with Matt Austin and solo anchor at 7 p.m. That 5:30 p.m. newscast debuts July 7.

She was a morning anchor at WTSP-Channel 10, the CBS affiliate in St. Petersburg, for seven years. She left that station in June last year when her contract was up and told that Tampa Bay Times then that she had tired of the morning shift.

“Ginger Gadsden will be a terrific addition to our early evening newscasts,” WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said. “Ginger is a compelling storyteller and an accomplished journalist. Like her co-anchors Matt Austin and Lisa Bell, Ginger is passionate about the news.”….Cont….

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06 2014

Dion Lim to the anchor desk at WTSP…

(edited from CharlotteObserver.com) – WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC) anchor Dion Lim is headed for Tampa’s WTSP-TV, where she’ll anchor the 5 and 5:30p.m. newscasts and report for the 11 p.m. one, she said Friday.

She’ll begin her new job at the end of the month at the Tampa CBS affiliate, ranked 14th among markets by Nielsen for 2012-13. Charlotte ranked 25th.

Lim’s final broadcast at WCNC was Friday….Cont….

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01 2014

Burn, baby, burn: WTSP to air “Yule Log” for 2013…

Tampa’s WTSP-TV has announced that it will air its version of the burning “Yule Log” from 7:00-9:00am Christmas morning. This is the first year that WTSP will air the burning fireplace, a tradition that has was started locally twelve years ago by Tampa 24hour cable news channel Bay News 9. As Florida News Center has reported, Bay News 9 (along with its Orlando area sister channel, News 13) will air their version of the “Yule Log” from 7:00pm-12:00am on Christmas Eve.

The Yule Log tradition was started in 1966, at New York City station WPIX-TV. Click here to learn more about that.

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12 2013