Maggie Rodriguez Named Co-Host Of WFLA’s ‘Daytime’

Five Tampa Stations Roll Out ATSC 3.0

WMOR, WFTS, WFLA, WTSP and WTVT have implemented NextGen TV technology.

WFLA Investigative Legend Steve Andrews Retires

WFLA Debuts Set Stocked With Technology And Views Of Tampa

WFLA Reporter Says Viewer Email Led to Cancer Diagnosis

MARKET SHARE

Nexstar Moves Paul Spingola From New Haven To Tampa

DMA 12: TAMPA, FL

Nexstar Ups Mark Higgins To Tampa GM

The 35-year local broadcast veteran to lead the group’s WFLA-WTTA duopoly and WFLA.com.

DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

WFLA Reporter Mark Douglas Retires After 42 Years

TVN TECH

Hurricane Blew Through WMBB’s Disaster Plan

Keeping a station on the air during a disaster means crafting and rehearsing a plan that’s often based on previous experiences. As Nexstar’s ABC affiliate in Panama City, Fla., learned from October’s Hurricane Michael, sometimes the unforeseen still happens. After the WMBB building lost power, the news team set up in the station’s parking lot for newscasts.

Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Tampa

DMA 13

Skip Valet New GM Of Nexstar’s Tampa Duo

The local TV veteran with more than 35 years of experience is tapped to succeed Andy Alford as leader of WFLA (NBC) and WTTA (MNT) effective immediately.

WFLA Sports Anchor Paul Ryan Signs Off

DMA 11

WFLA Tampa Expands Local News To WTTA

Nexstar NBC affiliate WFLA Tampa, Fla. (DMA 11), will launch News Channel 8 Today on Great 38 from 7 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday on its co-owned MNT affil WTTA, effective Aug. 7. “This is a tremendous opportunity to bring local 8 On Your Side coverage to Tampa Bay in a new time period,” […]

MARKET SHARE (DMA 11: TAMPA, FL)

WFLA Reunites Residents With $2.3 Million

DMA 11

Florida Pol Asks Tampa Stations To Pull Ad

The state Senate campaign of Democrat Bob Buesing has sent letters to four Tampa TV stations demanding that they quit running a Republican Party ad attacking him, calling it “false, misleading and deceptive.”

MARKET SHARE (DMA 11: TAMPA, FL)

In 24 Hours, WFLA Helps Viewers Get $1M

DMA 11

Buccaneers Open Preseason On WTTA Tampa

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off their preseason slate on Thursday night at 7 p.m. against the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that will be broadcast live locally on Media General’s WTTA Tampa (DMA 11). NBC affiliate WFLA, the official television station of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will produce and broadcast three of the four […]

DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

Reporter Josh Thomas Gone From WFLA

DMA 11

WFLA Tampa Expands Midday News

The Media General NBC affil is introducing a one-hour newscast at 11 a.m. beginning June 13.

 

DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

WFLA Debuts New Graphics, News Music

DMA 11

Reporter Melissa Nardo Joining WFLA Tampa

News Anchor Exodus At Tampa TV Stations

Since October 2014, six anchors across the market have left TV news behind. Between them, they represent more than 140 years on the air in Tampa Bay. They include longtime personalities like Wilson, Gayle Sierens, Denise White and Brendan McLaughlin, who left WFTS earlier this month. Each had been in the Tampa market more than two decades.

DMA 13 (TAMPA, FL)

Gayle Sierens Signs Off After 38 Years At WFLA

DMA 13 (TAMPA, FL)

Longtime WFLA Anchor Gayle Sierens Retiring

DMA 13 (TAMPA, FL)

WFLA Moves Spark Diversity Concerns

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists is taking issue with the NBC affiliate’s personnel moves involving two African-American journalists.

DMA 13 (TAMPA, FL)

Eugene Ramirez Joins WFLA As Morning Anchor

Media General-owned NBC affiliate WFLA Tampa, Fla. (DMA 13), has hired bilingual anchor/reporter Eugene “Gene” Ramirez. He will co-anchor WFLA’s weekday morning newscasts from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with fellow co-anchor Gayle Guyardo starting Jan. 26. He comes to WFLA from WSVN Miami where he was a general assignment news reporter and regularly filled in […]

DMA 13 (TAMPA, FL)

Jennifer Leigh In For Gayle Sierens At WFLA

DMA 14 (TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL)

Media General Taps Andy Alford As WFLA GM

Alford is currently VP of Sales for Media General, and VP/GM of WTEN and WXXA in Albany, N.Y. He starts his new job Aug. 1.

DMA 14 (TAMPA, FL)

Anchor Gayle Sierens Leaving WFLA Next Year

DMA 14 (TAMPA, FL)

WFLA Names William Berra VP Of News

He joins the Media General Tampa NBC affiliate from Journal Broadcast Group.

DMA 14 (TAMPA, FL)

News Director Don North Leaves WFLA

North joined the Media General-owned NBC affiliate in Tampa, Fla., in 2005 from Media General’s CBS affiliate in Wichita, Kan. A company spokeswoman would not discuss the circumstances of North’s departure, including whether he left voluntarily or was terminated.

RETRANS

WFLA Tampa Says No Deal Yet With Dish

Media General’s Tampa, Fla., NBC affil says the satellite service’s subscribers will lose its signal if a new retransmission consent contract isn’t signed by midnight, Sept. 30.

DMA 14

WFLA Tampa Launches 4 P.M. Newscast

The Media General NBC affiliate will debut the hour-long broadcast on Aug. 26, anchored by Stacie Schaible.

DMA 14

WFLA Extends Buccaneers Preseason Contract

Dma 14

DMAS 14 (TAMPA) & 10 (HOUSTON)

WFLA Meteorologist Megan Hatton Going To KTRK

DMA 14 (TAMPA, FL)

WFLA Meteorologist Brooks Garner Leaving

TAMPA SWEEPS

Feb. Saw Showdown Between WFTS and WTVT

DMA 14

WFLA Tampa Adds Sarasota Reporter

DMA 14 (TAMPA, FL)

Jerry Penacoli Named WFLA’s ‘Daytime’ Co-Host

Jerry Penacoli former correspondent for syndicated entertainment magazine Extra, has been named co-host of WFLA Tampa, Fla.’s nationally syndicated show Daytime, airing in more than 130 markets across the U.S. He will begin his on air duties on Feb. 4. Penacoli’s career includes stints as a primetime news anchor for KYW Philadelphia. Before that, he […]

DMA 14 (TAMPA, FL)

Media General Taps WorldNow CMS

On Wednesday, the TV and digital media company’s WFLA Tampa, Fla., launched its new website using the WorldNow system and will roll out the new content management system at its 17 other TV sites during the first quarter.