Posts Tagged ‘wtvt’

Walter Allen gets some national face time…

WTVT’s Walter Allen received a little bit of national face time last night, c/o Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show.

Fallon aired the clip below as Allen left out an important word during a story about the New England Patriots and the “deflate gate” controversy.

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01 2015

Doug Smith leaves WTVT, and news…

Investigative reporter Doug Smith has left Tampa’s WTVT, and television news all together. He is leaving TV news to work for a company that makes environmentally friendly spray on chrome. His last day was Wednesday Dec. 31′st.

Smith joined WTVT in 2003 and has served as the station’s investigative reporter since. During his tenure at WTVT, he and his investigative team have won three regional emmys, ad Edward R. Murrow award and a duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. Read the rest of this entry →


01 2015

Behind the scenes at John Wilson’s last day….

Check out this video with a look behind the scenes at John Wilson’s last day on the air at WTVT.
He leaves WTVT after 50 years in news, 37 years of that in the Tampa Bay market.


11 2014

John Wilson signs off at WTVT, after 50 years in news…

Veteran anchor John Wilson sgined off at WTVT, on tonight’s 6 p.m. newscast. His final hour-long show featured words of praise from leaders in the Tampa Bay area, politicians, legal officials, CEO’s, sports figures and many more.

He delivered his final newscast surrounded by family and friends who came to watch at the station. After handing over the reigns to his son Mark Wilson, who will take over for Dad as lead male anchor for the 6 and 11pm newscasts, he spoke directly to the viwers.

Referring the languages spoken in the many countries in which he has reported from, John Wilson ended his final newscast with the following statement:

“So it’s done. Deep breath time,” he paused, voice catching. “Au revoir as I heard in Normandy, auf wiedersehen in Germany, hasta la vista in Cuba, and in Moscow, do svidaniya. Until we meet again, for we surely will. Thank you for watching, and on behalf of all of us here at Fox 13, I’m John Wilson. Goodnight, and farewell.”

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11 2014

TMZ honors the retiring John Wilson…

Check out the video below as the folks at the syndicated TMZ honor and poke a little fun at the retiring John Wilson.

TMZ is syndicated daily at 7 pm, following the 6pm news hour. John Wilson is retiring tomorrow 11/26/14 after 50 years in television.


11 2014