Posts Tagged ‘wtvt’

Give me football, not severe Wx coverage….

Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening proved to be a dangerous time for weather Florida. The National Weather Service had issued a historically rare PDS Alert (potentially dangerous situation). As the first dangerous line of storms rolled into the Tampa market, stations were popping in and out of syndicated network programming to cover the weather.

WTSP continuously dropped in and out of the AFC championship football game on CBS, much to the irritation of some viewers watching the Patriots vs. the Steelers. Those viewers, included one Twitter user across the Bay at WTVT. The following tweet was sent out in response to WTSP’s coverage.

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01 2017

Dan Matics to WTVT…

(edited from – Tampa’s WTVT has hired Dan Matics as a weekday reporter. He will be based in the station’s St. Petersburg newsroom and cover Pinellas County.

Matics arrives in the Tampa Bay area from Charleston, West Virginia, where he was morning anchor and reporter at WCHS and WVAH. (full story)


09 2016

Larry Elliston of “Down Home Florida” dies at 66….

(edited from – Larry Elliston’s first job in TV news was like a dream come true: Words, pictures and storytelling were passions that traced to his childhood.

A Tampa Bay-area native, Mr. Elliston died Thursday. He was 66.

Straight out of the University of South Florida in the 1970s, he landed a job working at WFLA, before moving to WTVT five years later.

Mr. Elliston, a fifth-generation Floridian, had a passion for the Sunshine State, so he started doing TV specials about all things Florida. 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

Sorboni Banerjeeas to join WTVT…

Tampa’s WTVT has hired Sorboni Banerjeeas the station’s new consumer reporter.

She will officially join the station on June 6th.

She comes from WFXT in Boston and worked up the road at WHDH in Boston, and in Providence and Hagerstown, M.D. before that. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2016