Posts Tagged ‘wtvt’

WTVT to get a new set…

Viewers of Tampa’s WTVT may have noticed something different on Tuesday’s newscasts. The station began dismantling its current set to start construction on a new one.

The anchors are working from a temporary desk, which is pushed back into the open newsroom.

Sources tell Florida News Center to expect an entirely new look for the market and that the new set should should be a mix of the new set that Orlando sister station WOFL debuted in early 2015 and the set that Atlanta sister station WAGA debuted in 2014. We should expect to see the new set on the air within the next few months. Stay tuned…

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08 2015

FL Gov. Scott burned by questioning WTVT reporter…

Check out this “Patrick on Politics” segment below, from WTVT political reporter Craig Patrick.

The Press Secretary for Florida Governor Rick Scott questioned and challenged Patrick on stories that were reported about Gov. Scott. Apparently what the Governor’s office didn’t realize is that for once, a local TV reporter actually might know what he is talking about and has the fortitude to challenge back.

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06 2015

Comings and Goings…

Brian Jackson (left) joins Jacksonville independent station WJXT as the the station’s new sports reporter and weekend anchor.

Jackson comes from Washington, D.C. where he worked at Comcast SportsNet. He joined the cable-only regional sports network as an intern, but was eventually hired on as a production assistant. He worked his way up over the last ten years as a producer, reporter, host and sideline reporter.


WKMG reporter Evan Lambert (right) is leaving the Orlando station. He is headed down Interstate 4 to Tampa’s WTVT, where he will also serve as a general assignment reporter.

He joined WKMG in 2012.


06 2015

Eric Seidel is running for office, nets early ca$h….

(edited from – Consumer attorney and former television personality Eric Seidel has announced healthy fundraising numbers in his campaign for Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Seidel, 52, a longtime consumer lawyer for Tampa Fox affiliate WTVT-Channel 13, raised more than $30,000 in his campaign’s first month, despite any organized fundraising efforts. He is the first Republican and only legal professional so far in the race. Term-limited Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner has also filed to run as a Democrat. Read the rest of this entry →


06 2015

A rare sight in TV news…

Check out this picture below that I took at the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry’s Hurricane Expo this weekend. The chief meteorologists from all five Tampa market stations were at the event to discuss the upcoming hurricane season and answer questions. Yours truly wrangled these guys all together for a rare photo opportunity after the Q&A. Thanks to all five for chatting and for humoring me.

From left to right Mike Clay (Bay News 9), Denis Phillips (WFTS), Paul Dellegatto (WTVT), Jim Van Fleet (WTSP), Steve Jerve (WFLA)


05 2015