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  • Anchor

    John Wilson

    John Wilson

    John Wilson is the co-anchor of the FOX 13 6 O'clock News and the FOX 13 10 O'clock News and offers an Emmy-winning weekly commentary called My View. ----------------------------------------------------------------
    John Wilson is the co-anchor of the FOX 13 6 O'clock News and the FOX 13 10 O'clock News and offers an Emmy-winning weekly commentary called "My View."
  • Chief meteorologist

    Paul Dellegatto

    Paul Dellegatto

    Paul Dellegatto is the chief meteorologist for FOX 13. His passion is severe weather and tropical meteorology, which serves his viewers well.
    Paul Dellegatto is the chief meteorologist for FOX 13. His passion is severe weather and tropical meteorology, which serves his viewers well.
  • Sports director

    Chip Carter

    Chip Carter

    Chip Carter is the Emmy Award-winning sports director for FOX 13. He can be seen Mondays through Fridays anchoring the 5:30, 6:00, and 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. sportscasts.
    Chip Carter is the Emmy Award-winning sports director for FOX 13. He can be seen Mondays through Fridays anchoring the 5:30, 6:00, and 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. sportscasts.
  • Anchor

    Kelly Ring

    Kelly Ring

    Kelly Ring is a co-anchor on FOX 13 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. News. She joined the FOX 13 team in October of 1985.
    Kelly Ring is a co-anchor on FOX 13 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. News. She joined the FOX 13 team in October of 1985.
  • Good Day anchor

    Russell Rhodes

    Russell Rhodes

    Russell Rhodes is a co-anchor of FOX 13's Good Day Tampa Bay from 6 to 10 a.m. He joined the FOX 13 team in September of 1994.
    Russell Rhodes is a co-anchor of FOX 13's Good Day Tampa Bay from 6 to 10 a.m. He joined the FOX 13 team in September of 1994.
  • Good Day anchor

    Walter Allen

    Walter Allen

    Walter anchors Good Day Tampa Bay on the weekends and can be seen reporting during the week. He joined FOX 13 in March of 2014.
    Walter anchors Good Day Tampa Bay on the weekends and can be seen reporting during the week. He joined FOX 13 in March of 2014.
  • Political editor

    Craig Patrick

    Craig Patrick

    Craig is FOX 13's political editor. He is a 15-time Emmy and nine-time Associated Press award-winning journalist, with experience as an executive producer, anchor, and reporter.
    Craig is FOX 13's political editor. He is a 15-time Emmy and nine-time Associated Press award-winning journalist, with experience as an executive producer, anchor, and reporter.
  • Good Day anchor

    Laura Moody

    Laura Moody

    Laura Moody anchors Good Day Tampa Bay each weekday morning from 6 to 10 a.m. The Florida State graduate joined the FOX 13 team in 2006.
    Laura Moody anchors Good Day Tampa Bay each weekday morning from 6 to 10 a.m. The Florida State graduate joined the FOX 13 team in 2006.
  • Meteorologist

    Dave Osterberg

    Dave Osterberg

    Dave Osterberg is a meteorologist and co-host of FOX 13's popular morning show, Good Day Tampa Bay. Dave joined the FOX 13 team in March of 2004.
    Dave Osterberg is a meteorologist and co-host of FOX 13's popular morning show, Good Day Tampa Bay. Dave joined the FOX 13 team in March of 2004.
  • Traffic reporter

    Jennifer Epstein

    Jennifer Epstein

    Jennifer joined the FOX 13 team and the Good Day Tampa Bay staff as a traffic anchor and reporter in March of 2006. You can also see her reporting throughout the day.
    Jennifer joined the FOX 13 team and the Good Day Tampa Bay staff as a traffic anchor and reporter in March of 2006. You can also see her reporting throughout the day.
  • Anchor

    Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson anchors the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts each weeknight on FOX 13. The St. Pete native and FSU grad joined FOX 13 in 1997.
    Mark Wilson anchors the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts each weeknight on FOX 13. The St. Pete native and FSU grad joined FOX 13 in 1997.
  • Anchor

    Cynthia Smoot

    Cynthia Smoot

    Cynthia Smoot is the Emmy award-winning co-anchor of FOX 13's News Edge at 11. When she's not at the anchor desk, Cynthia's likely covering a story about Florida's fabulous wildlife or people and their pets.
    Cynthia Smoot is the Emmy award-winning co-anchor of FOX 13's News Edge at 11. When she's not at the anchor desk, Cynthia's likely covering a story about Florida's fabulous wildlife or people and their pets.
  • Anchor

    Lloyd Sowers

    Lloyd Sowers

    Lloyd Sowers is a co-anchor for the FOX 13 News 6 and 10 p.m. weekend editions, and he covers many stories for other FOX 13 newscasts.
    Lloyd Sowers is a co-anchor for the FOX 13 News 6 and 10 p.m. weekend editions, and he covers many stories for other FOX 13 newscasts.
  • Anchor

    Denise White

    Denise White

    Faith, family and integrity are the principles that guide Denise White in her personal and professional lives. Her values were shaped growing up in a small Virginia community with her parents and brother.
    Faith, family and integrity are the principles that guide Denise White in her personal and professional lives. Her values were shaped growing up in a small Virginia community with her parents and brother.
  • Meteorologist

    Mike Bennett

    Mike Bennett

    Mike Bennett joined the FOX 13 staff as a meteorologist in August 2013. He can be seen on the weekend evening newscasts and filling in during the week.
    Mike Bennett joined the FOX 13 staff as a meteorologist in August 2013. He can be seen on the weekend evening newscasts and filling in during the week.
  • Meteorologist

    Lindsay Milbourne

    Lindsay Milbourne

    Lindsay Milbourne is the meteorologist for Good Day Tampa Bay's weekend editions. She joined FOX 13 in January 2012.
    Lindsay Milbourne is the meteorologist for Good Day Tampa Bay's weekend editions. She joined FOX 13 in January 2012.
  • Meteorologist

    Jim Weber

    Jim Weber

    Jim Weber is a meteorologist for FOX 13 News. He can be seen on the FOX 13 News at Noon. Jim joined the FOX 13 team in February of 1995.
    Jim Weber is a meteorologist for FOX 13 News. He can be seen on the FOX 13 News at Noon. Jim joined the FOX 13 team in February of 1995.
  • Sports anchor

    Chris Field

    Chris Field

    Chris Field anchors sports primarily on Friday and Saturday evenings for FOX 13 and reports throughout the week. She joined FOX 13 the day the "Devil" Rays came to be -- back in 1997.
    Chris Field anchors sports primarily on Friday and Saturday evenings for FOX 13 and reports throughout the week. She joined FOX 13 the day the "Devil" Rays came to be -- back in 1997.
  • Sports anchor

    Kevin O'Donnell

    Kevin O'Donnell

    Kevin O'Donnell is a sports anchor for FOX 13 News. The USF grad joined the FOX 13 team in June of 1988.
    Kevin O'Donnell is a sports anchor for FOX 13 News. The USF grad joined the FOX 13 team in June of 1988.
  • Investigative reporter

    Doug Smith

    Doug Smith

    Doug Smith is the investigative reporter at FOX 13. He and his team have won numerous awards, including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton.
    Doug Smith is the investigative reporter at FOX 13. He and his team have won numerous awards, including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton.
  • Medical reporter

    Dr. Joette Giovinco

    Dr. Joette Giovinco

    Dr. Joette Giovinco is the medical reporter for FOX 13. She is a native Floridian, raised in Tampa, and is a graduate of Tampa Catholic High School.
    Dr. Joette Giovinco is the medical reporter for FOX 13. She is a native Floridian, raised in Tampa, and is a graduate of Tampa Catholic High School.
  • Reporter

    Evan Axelbank

    Evan Axelbank

    Evan is a general assignment reporter for who joined the FOX 13 News team in early 2014 after working in South Florida and New York for several years.
    Evan is a general assignment reporter for who joined the FOX 13 News team in early 2014 after working in South Florida and New York for several years.
  • Feature reporter

    Charley Belcher

    Charley Belcher

    Charley is a three-time Emmy award-winning feature reporter. His stories air Monday through Friday mornings on Good Day Tampa Bay in a segment called "Charley's World."
    Charley is a three-time Emmy award-winning feature reporter. His stories air Monday through Friday mornings on Good Day Tampa Bay in a segment called "Charley's World."
  • Reporter

    Josh Cascio

    Josh Cascio

    Josh Cascio joined the FOX 13 team as a reporter in March of 2011. Prior to working in Tampa, Josh was a general assignment reporter at ABC News 4 in Charleston, South Carolina.
    Josh Cascio joined the FOX 13 team as a reporter in March of 2011. Prior to working in Tampa, Josh was a general assignment reporter at ABC News 4 in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Consumer reporter

    Chris Chmura

    Chris Chmura

    Consumer reporter Chris Chmura joined FOX 13 in April, 2007. His feature stories offer advice for saving money, avoiding scams, and traveling smart.
    Consumer reporter Chris Chmura joined FOX 13 in April, 2007. His feature stories offer advice for saving money, avoiding scams, and traveling smart.
  • Reporter

    Gloria Gomez

    Gloria Gomez

    Gloria Gomez is a general assignment reporter for FOX13 News. She joined the FOX 13 News team in May of 2005.
    Gloria Gomez is a general assignment reporter for FOX13 News. She joined the FOX 13 News team in May of 2005.
  • Social Media Reporter

    Kerry Klecic

    Kerry Klecic

    Kerry Klecic joined the FOX 13 Team in May of 2011. He is a multimedia journalist and our social media expert.
    Kerry Klecic joined the FOX 13 Team in May of 2011. He is a multimedia journalist and our social media expert.
  • Reporter

    Kimberly Kuizon

    Kimberly Kuizon

    Kimberly Kuizon joined the FOX 13 Team in March of 2013. She is a multimedia journalist covering our southern viewing area.
    Kimberly Kuizon joined the FOX 13 Team in March of 2013. She is a multimedia journalist covering our southern viewing area.
  • Reporter

    Anjuli Lohn

    Anjuli Lohn

    Anjuli Lohn is the Good Day Tampa Bay weekend anchor, after joining the FOX 13 team in August of 2012 as a multimedia journalist. You can see her reporting on weekdays.
    Anjuli Lohn is the Good Day Tampa Bay weekend anchor, after joining the FOX 13 team in August of 2012 as a multimedia journalist. You can see her reporting on weekdays.
  • Reporter

    Aaron Mesmer

    Aaron Mesmer

    Aaron Mesmer is a general assignment reporter for FOX 13 who is happy his road led him south. He joined the FOX 13 News team in March 2013.
    Aaron Mesmer is a general assignment reporter for FOX 13 who is happy his road led him south. He joined the FOX 13 News team in March 2013.
  • Pinellas Bureau reporter

    Steve Nichols

    Steve Nichols

    Steve Nichols is the St. Petersburg/Pinellas County reporter for FOX 13 News. Steve has more than 40 years of experience in the business as a producer, anchor, and reporter.
    Steve Nichols is the St. Petersburg/Pinellas County reporter for FOX 13 News. Steve has more than 40 years of experience in the business as a producer, anchor, business reporter, legislative correspondent, and reporter.
  • Reporter

    Shayla Reaves

    Shayla Reaves

    Shayla Reaves is a general assignment reporter for FOX 13. She joined WTVT in October 2013.
    Shayla Reaves is a general assignment reporter for FOX 13. She joined WTVT in October 2013.
  • Reporter

    Vanessa Ruffes

    Vanessa Ruffes

    A Sunshine State native, Vanessa Ruffes joined the FOX 13 Team in June 2014 as a multimedia news reporter.
    A Sunshine State native, Vanessa Ruffes joined the FOX 13 Team in June 2014 as a multimedia news reporter.
  • Reporter

    Alcides Segui

    Alcides Segui

    Alcides Segui is a general assignment reporter for FOX 13. The Tampa native joined the FOX 13 team in the winter of 2008.
    Alcides Segui is a general assignment reporter for FOX 13. The Tampa native joined the FOX 13 team in the winter of 2008.
  • Reporter

    Michael Shingleton

    Michael Shingleton

    Michael Shingleton is a multimedia journalist for FOX 13. He joined our news team in December of 2013.
    Michael Shingleton is a multimedia journalist for FOX 13. He joined our news team in December of 2013.
  • Polk Bureau reporter

    Ken Suarez

    Ken Suarez

    Ken Suarez is FOX 13's Polk County reporter, and his reports can be seen throughout the week. He joined the FOX 13 team in August of 1998.
    Ken Suarez is FOX 13's Polk County reporter, and his reports can be seen throughout the week. He joined the FOX 13 team in August of 1998.
  • LocalMore>>

  • City of Lakeland boards up nuisance properties

    City of Lakeland boards up nuisance properties

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:04:35 GMT
    The house at 919 N. Iowa Avenue in Lakeland used to be a place of drugs, guns and downright filth. Now, it's boarded up.
    The house at 919 N. Iowa Avenue in Lakeland used to be a place of drugs, guns and downright filth. Now, it's boarded up.
  • Two sides debate over land for proposed ferry project

    Two sides debate over land for proposed ferry project

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-23 11:34:51 GMT
    It's the proposed site for a Tampa Bay ferry terminal near Gibsonton. But some environmentalists say, not so fast. It's protected land..Audubon of Florida is determined to de-rail the plan which would develop about 20-acres of land that's sat undisturbed for decades.. "It's a place that's very important for nesting birds for wintering birds" said Ann Paul from Audubon Florida.But those who support the ferry proposal consider this a targeted roadblock..The ferry would connect Macdill to south ...
    It's the proposed site for a Tampa Bay ferry terminal near Gibsonton. But some environmentalists say, not so fast. It's protected land..Audubon of Florida is determined to de-rail the plan which would develop about 20-acres of land that's sat undisturbed for decades.. "It's a place that's very important for nesting birds for wintering birds" said Ann Paul from Audubon Florida.But those who support the ferry proposal consider this a targeted roadblock..The ferry would connect Macdill to south ...
  • Woman charged with embezzlement due in court

    Woman charged with embezzlement due in court

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-23 10:55:48 GMT
    A Lithia woman is expected in courttoday,facing embezzlement charges.The FDLE says 46 year old Karla Reigner stole more than$500,000 dollars from "Scott'sOne Hour Air Conditioning Heating" and "Benjamin Franklin Plumbing."She worked at both businesses as an accountant and a bookkeeper.This is not Reigner's first arrest, though.She was also arrested on grand theft charges back in 2010.It's also interesting to note that her husband, David Reigner, is a Hillsborough County Deputy.But the Sherif...
    A Lithia woman is expected in courttoday,facing embezzlement charges.The FDLE says 46 year old Karla Reigner stole more than$500,000 dollars from "Scott'sOne Hour Air Conditioning Heating" and "Benjamin Franklin Plumbing."She worked at both businesses as an accountant and a bookkeeper.This is not Reigner's first arrest, though.She was also arrested on grand theft charges back in 2010.It's also interesting to note that her husband, David Reigner, is a Hillsborough County Deputy.But the Sherif...
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