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Former WTVT reporter Warren Elly dies at 64…

Florida News Center is sad to report that former WTVT reporter Warren Elly has lost his battle with cancer. He was 64 years old.

Elly joined WTVT in 1982 and spent nearly thirty years at the Tampa station as a reporter. He reported on the police, crime, courts, justice, politics and his favorite, the space program. He was the station’s go-to reporter on anything space and attended nearly every space shuttle launch representing the station. He retired in 2011 to spend more time with his family.

Although he had left WTVT, Elly was still a fixture in Tampa area media. He co-hosted and hosted a radio program on NPR public radio station, WMNF-FM in Tampa.

In 2014, he was diagnosed with cancer. He shared his battle on his blog “The Way Forward”, even the difficult decision to stop chemotherapy. His last blog posting was on March 24th. Read the rest of this entry →


04 2015

Tampa’s WTVT turns 60!

Happy 60th Birthday to WTVT Channel 13!

The station, covering the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota market, signed on the air on April 1, 1955.

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04 2015

Daniel Tosh dissed in his home market….

(from – Reruns of “Tosh.0,” starring University of Central Florida grad Daniel Tosh, will start airing on Fox Television Stations in the fall.

But not on Fox-owned WOFL-Channel 35 in Orlando, nor on WTVT- Channel 13 across the state in Tampa.

And that’s a shame because Tosh grew up along the coast in Titusville.

“Tosh.0″ debuted on Comedy Central in 2009. The show is in its seventh season, and the reruns will expose Tosh to more viewers….Cont….


03 2015

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