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 →