Posts Tagged ‘wtvt’

TMZ honors the retiring John Wilson…

Check out the video below as the folks at the syndicated TMZ honor and poke a little fun at the retiring John Wilson.

TMZ is syndicated daily at 7 pm, following the 6pm news hour. John Wilson is retiring tomorrow 11/26/14 after 50 years in television.


11 2014

John Wilson – veteran TV anchor, movie star?

(from – John Wilson has skydived with men who stormed Normandy, rubbed shoulders with Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf in Saudi Arabia, looked a dying Ted Bundy in the eye. He does not cry at movies.

On this crisp Virginia evening, he is sitting, dry-eyed, in the center of the Paramount Theater, Row L, Seat 11, for the world premiere of the latest film featuring his youngest son, Patrick, the Broadway and Hollywood star. Patrick is the film’s male lead, the dreamy coal miner who woos an unlucky-in-love Ashley Judd. He’s up there on stage, waving to a sold-out house alongside his wife, sons and brother Paul.

John understands this kind of attention. He will retire Wednesday as the lead evening anchor at WTVT-Ch. 13, capping 33 years as one of Tampa Bay’s best-known newsmen, and he’s the patriarch of one of its most famous families — father not only to Patrick and Paul, but fellow news anchor Mark, who will fill his chair at WTVT. At these premieres, he blends into the scenery with his wife, Mary K….Cont….


11 2014

John Wilson to retire at the end of November books..

WTVT lead anchor John Wilson told viewers on Halloween night that his last newscast would be at the end of November sweeps.

After more than 50 years in broadcasting, Wilson will anchor his final newscast the day before Thanksgiving, November 26th. His son, anchor Mark Wilson will take over the lead chair, upon Papa’s departure.

Check out Wilson’s “My View” segment, where he announces his retirement date and remembers the most unforgettable Florida stories of his career.

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11 2014

Rape suspect turns himself in to WTVT news crew…

A man suspected of raping a Pinellas Park teenager walked right up to a WTVT news crew and identified himself as the suspect in the case.

The man walked up to reporter Shayla Reeves and videographer Joe Vazquez, who were recording a story about the rape case from a local gas station. After the suspect said that he was the man that police were looking for, Reeves snapped a cell phone picture of the man and then called police.

The suspect was later arrested in front of the WTVT crew and was taken into custody.

Check out the story from WTVT below


11 2014

Haley Hinds departs WINK, joins WTVT…

WINK-TV anchor/reporter Haley Hinds has departed the Fort Myers station. She is headed up I-75 to WTVT in Tampa. She will be the station’s new weekend evening anchor.

Hinds joined WINK in October of 2009, coming from the duopoly of WTVH/WSTM in Syracuse, NY.

Check out the video below as WINK said goodbye to Hinds.


10 2014