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WOFL gets a new set…

Orlando’s WOFL unveiled their new set this afternoon. The new set (in “Studio A”) features a curved video wall that frames the main news desk and serves as a visual and story background for the anchors. The new also features a new weather set, morning show/interview set, and an on set video/story production area that mimics those used on the mother ship at the Fox News Channel.

The new set was designed and built by Central Florida based Fx Design Group. Insiders tell Florida News Center to expect a similar new set coming to Tampa’s WTVT, just in time for fall sweeps – Stay tuned!

While the previous WOFL set is now history, the station retains its FOX O&O corporate graphics and music package.

Check out the video tour below and more c/o

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04 2015

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