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What Are Local Stations Covering? - Posted June 3, 2014
Today we look at the Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL, market. We see more diversity of stories here than other markets we've looked at. FOX owned station WTVT takes the prize, with NBC affiliate WFLA a close second, for doing something completely different by leading with a local man put on trial for allegedly... [TVSpy]

Tampa Reporter Leaving TV to Work for Florida Congressman - Posted April 10, 2014
WTSP reporter Preston Rudie is leaving the Tampa CBS affiliate to work as communications director for Rep David Jolly (R-FL). "For the past 23 years, I've been serving the publi... [TVSpy]

Power Outage Knocks WTSP Off the Air - Posted February 27, 2014
Tampa CBS affiliate WTSP went off the air for Comcast and Dish Network customers for two hours Wednesday night after a power failure at the station's transmitter, The Tampa ... [TVSpy]

Dion Lim Joining Tampa CBS Affiliate - Posted January 6, 2014
Dion Lim is joining Tampa-St. Petersburg CBS affiliate WTSP. WTSP news director Peter Roghaar told TVSpy Lim s... [TVSpy]

Alan Mason Joins Bright House Networks as VP-GM of News and Local Programming - Posted November 19, 2013
Alan Mason is joining Bright House Networks as vice president and general manager of news and local programming for Central Florida News 13, Bay News 9, Bright House Sports Network, Local On Demand and InfoMas. His appointment is effective December 30. M... [TVSpy]

WTSP to Open Sarasota Newsroom - Posted November 5, 2013
WTSP, the CBS affiliate in Tampa-St. Petersburg, is opening a newsroom dedicated to covering Sarasota and Manatee counties. The new newsroom will be located at the headquarters for a local news/talk radio station in downtown Sarasota. Reporter ... [AllFacebook]

WTSP to Open Sarasota Newsroom - Posted November 5, 2013
WTSP, the CBS affiliate in Tampa-St. Petersburg, is opening a newsroom dedicated to covering Sarasota and Manatee counties. The new newsroom will be located at the headquarters for a local news/talk radio station in downtown Sarasota. Reporter ... [TVSpy]

WTSP Drops Sharing Agreement with Rival Stations - Posted October 24, 2013
WTSP has dropped its local news sharing agreement with two other Tampa stations ABC affiliate WFTS and FOX Owned station WTVT. Initial reports were that the CBS affiliat... [TVSpy]

Christine Haas Joins KTBC as Evening Co-Anchor - Posted August 5, 2013
KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, has named Christine Haas co-anchor of its weekday evening newscasts. Haas begins in Austin on August 12. She will co-anchor the 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts a... [TVSpy]

Danica Lawrence to Join WTSP in Tampa - Posted June 20, 2013
Danica Lawrence is joining Gannett's Tampa CBS affiliate WTSP as a multi-media journalist. WTSP news director ... [TVSpy]

Elliott Wiser Named President, GM of WTSP - Posted June 20, 2013
Gannett Broadcasting has named Elliott Wiser president and general manager of WTSP, the CBS affiliate in Tampa-St. Petersburg. Wiser comes to WTSP from Bright House Networks, where he wa... [TVSpy]

Ginger Gadsden Signing Off From WTSP - Posted May 22, 2013
Ginger Gadsden will sign off from WTSP in Tampa-St. Petersburg when her contract expires on June 30, ... [TVSpy]

WTVJ Shuffles Anchors: Jawan Strader to Weekdays, Keith Jones to Weekends - Posted February 11, 2013
WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in South Florida, is shuffling weekend and weekday anchors. Beginning today, Jawan Strader (left) replaces ... [TVSpy]

WTSP General Manager Announces Retirement - Posted February 7, 2013
Ken Tonning, general manager for Tampa CBS affiliate WTSP has announced plans to step down in July, ... [TVSpy]

Obama Buys Up Tampa TV Time During Republican National Convention - Posted August 9, 2012
President Obama's team plans to blanket the Tampa airwaves with ads during the last week of August while the Republican party holds their national convention in the area. Obama for America has bought up more than $181,000 in ad t... [TVSpy]

Headed for Miami, Keith Jones Signs Off From WTSP - Posted July 9, 2012
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WTVJ Hires Keith Jones as Morning Co-Anchor - Posted June 22, 2012
Keith Jones will be the new morning co-anchor at WTVJ in Miami, the NBC O&O announced today. Jones joins WTVJ from WTSP in Tampa, wh... [TVSpy]

Veteran Florida Anchor Charles Billi Joins WTSP - Posted May 23, 2012
Veteran Florida anchor Charles Billi is returning to the television business, joining Tampa CBS-affiliate WTSP. Billi ... [TVSpy]

Tampa's WTSP Launches Partnership with PolitiFact - Posted March 20, 2012
Tampa's WTSP is partnering up with PolitiFact to produce fact-checking segments during the 2012 election, the station announced today. "The content from the PolitiFact team fuels Tampa Bay voters with important informati... [TVSpy]

WTMJ's Chris Ford Named Assistant ND at WTSP - Posted March 13, 2012
Chris Ford has been named assistant news director at WTSP, the ABC-affiliate in Tampa, according to the Milwau... [TVSpy]

WCPO Names Lane Michaelsen News Director - Posted March 12, 2012
Lane Michaelsen, who until recently was vice president of news at Miami's ... [TVSpy]

News Director Lane Michaelsen Out at WTVJ - Posted February 17, 2012
After two years as vice president of news and content at WTVJ, Lane Michaelsen is leaving the Miami NBC O&O, an NBC spokesperson confirms t0 TVSpy. Michaelsen ... [TVSpy]

Former WGCL News Director Mike Cavender Named Executive Director of RTDNA - Posted December 7, 2011
Local news veteran Mike Cavender has been named executive director of the Radio Television Digital News Association and Foundation. Cavender is a former director of news and public affairs at ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Jayme King Joining WOFL - Posted December 2, 2011
Meteorologist Jayme King is leaving KSAZ in Phoenix for Fox sister station WOFL in Orlando, according to the ... [TVSpy]

Graphic Promo for WTSP School Invasion Report Draws Criticism - Posted November 1, 2011
"A gunman opens fire at a school. Should kids hide or fight back?" That's the premise of a WTSP special report from anchor Reginald Roundtree, whic... [TVSpy]

WTSP's Chris Suchan Joins KCTV in Kansas City - Posted October 6, 2011
After three years at Tampa's WTSP, Chris Suchan is leaving to become chief meteorologist at KCTV, the CBS-affiliate in Kansas City. Such... [TVSpy]

Tampa Bay's WTSP Adds Meteorologist Kate Wentzel to Revamped Weather Team - Posted September 16, 2011
After a string of defections, WTSP has rounded out its revamped weather team with the addition of meteorologist ... [TVSpy]

WTSP Officially Names Mark Collins to Weather Team - Posted August 19, 2011
WTSP, the CBS affiliate in Tampa, has for the second time this week announced a new member of their weather team -- Mark Collins, a St. Petersburg native. Collins joins ... [TVSpy]

Jim Van Fleet Joins WTSP As Chief Meteorologist - Posted August 16, 2011
Jim Van Fleet, who has been with Orlando's WOFL for 10 years, is changing markets in Florida -- he will join Tampa's WTSP as chief... [SocialTimes.com]

WTSP May Be Left with Just One Weathercaster in Heart of Hurricane Season - Posted July 27, 2011
Is it possible that St. Petersburg's WTSP may only have one weathercaster on its payroll going into the heart of hurricane season? That's the question Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times ... [TVSpy]

Using Her Own Experience (and Footage), WTSP Anchor Tries to Sell Viewers on 'Hypno Birthing' - Posted May 5, 2011
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St. Petersburg's WTSP Debuts Regular Commentary Segment from Shock Jock Bubba the Love Sponge - Posted February 22, 2011
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Meteorologist Tammie Souza Celebrates Her Return to Chicago with a Blizzard - Posted February 3, 2011
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It's Official: Meteorologist Tammie Souza Returning to Chicago's WFLD - Posted January 27, 2011
WFLD has made it official: veteran meteorologist Tammie Souza, who ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Tammie Souza Set to Return to Chicago's WFLD 'Very, Very Soon' - Posted January 11, 2011
"Yes, the badly kept secret is true," veteran meteorologist Tammie Souza wrote on her Facebook page on Monday. "I will be returning to the airwaves on FOX in Chicago very, very soon. Hope you all remembe... [TVSpy]

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