Who is Leaving Fox 13 News?

It was recently announced that Fox 13 News in Tampa, Florida is losing one of its most popular reporters. Who is leaving Fox 13 News, and why?

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Fox 13 News is a local news station in Tampa, Florida.

Fox 13 News is a local news station in Tampa, Florida. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation. The station is currently the flagship station of the Fox network in the Tampa Bay area.

The station first went on the air on May 7, 1967, as WTVT, airing an analog signal on VHF channel 13. The station was originally owned by George Gillett Jr., through his company, Gillett Communications. The station’s call letters were later changed to WTSP, standing for “World’s Toughest Sports City”, in October 1984. In January 1988, Gillett Communications sold WTSP and its sister stations in Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth to Great American Broadcasting for $335 million; however, GTE (now Verizon) retained a minority stake in the stations until 1995 (when NBC – which had acquired Great American Broadcasting through its 1986 purchase of its parent company – divested those shares following its 1993 merger with Westinghouse Broadcasting), at which time NBC then sold off those shares to Universal Studios (now NBCUniversal).

In December 1994, WTSP became an affiliate of the newly launched UPN network; however, it disaffiliated from UPN on January 16, 1998 and returned to being a Fox affiliate. On August 11, 2014, longtime news director Regent Ailes died from cancer at age 77; he was succeeded by interim news director John Hurley two days later. On March 21, 2017, WTSP announced that it would move its operations from St. Petersburg’s Bay News 9 building effective April 24 due to Hurricane Irma damage; Bay News 9 would vacate that building and move into separate facilities within Spectrum’s operations center in Riverview. The move was completed on April 28.

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On May 29, 2017, it was announced that Fox 13 News would be losing two of its on-air personalities.

On May 29, 2017, it was announced that Fox 13 News would be losing two of its on-air personalities. Craig Harrison would be leaving the station after 11 years, and Amy Kaufeldt would be leaving after 7 years. Both reporters had been with the station since 2006.

First to leave was morning news anchor Russell Rhodes.

First to leave was morning news anchor Russell Rhodes. He had been with the station since 2007. The next to go was another morning news anchor, Meggan Anderson. She had been with Fox 13 News for 10 years.

The station’s sports director, Scott Hanson, also left Fox 13 News. He had been with the station for 15 years. The final person to leave was reporter Ben Winslow. He had been with the station for 12 years.

Rhodes had been with Fox 13 News for 10 years.

Rhodes had been with Fox 13 News for 10 years. She most recently served as a weekend morning anchor and reporter. Rhodes announced her departure from the station on her Facebook page on Monday.

His last day on air was June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, Fox 13 news anchor Bob Henson announced that he was leaving the station. His last day on air was June 2, 2017.

Henson started at Fox 13 in 1998 as a reporter and weekend anchor. He became the station’s primary evening news anchor in 2006.

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Henson said in a statement released by Fox 13: “I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here at Fox 13 and I will always treasure the relationships I’ve built with my colleagues, our viewers and the Tampa Bay community. I’m looking forward to my next chapter.”

Henson has not announced his future plans, but sources close to him say he is considering retirement.

The second personality to leave was sports director and anchor Mike Clay.

Fox 13 sports director and anchor Mike Clay is the second on-air personality to leave the station in as many weeks.

Clay confirmed his departure in an email to The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, saying he has accepted a position with another company outside of Utah. He declined to name the company or his new job title.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to work at Fox 13 for the past eight years,” Clay wrote. “I want to thank Fox 13 for the opportunity and Utah for making me feel at home. I will truly miss this place and the people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”

Clay is the second high-profile departure from Fox 13 in recent weeks. On May 1, news anchor Hope Woodard announced she was leaving the station after four years. Woodard is also headed to another market, although she has not yet announced where she is going.

Clay had been with Fox 13 News for 12 years.

Clay had been with Fox 13 News for 12 years. He was a field reporter and weekend sports anchor. Clayise Penn is also leaving the station. She is a traffic reporter and fill-in anchor.

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His last day on air was June 16, 2017.

Rob Morris will be leaving Fox 13 News, but his last day on air won’t be until June 16, 2017.

Morris has been with Fox 13 since October of 2010. He’s a father of four and grandfather of two.

“I want to sincerely Thank Each & Everyone of You that has made the last 7 years so enjoyable,” Morris wrote on Facebook. “Your kindness, support & most importantly your friendship has meant the world to me.”

The reasons for their departures have not been made public.

Fox 13 News is in the midst of some major changes, with several on-air personalities leaving the station in recent weeks.

The most notable departure is that of news anchor Natasha Ryan, who has been with the station for more than 10 years. Her last day will be Friday, May 31.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Tampa Bay community for the past 10 years,” Ryan said in a statement released by the station. “I will treasure the relationships I’ve made both inside and outside of Fox 13.”

In addition to Ryan, Fox 13 reporter Lindsey Mastis and sports anchor Troy Roberts are also leaving the station. The reasons for their departures have not been made public.

Fox 13 News has not announced who will be taking their place.

Fox 13 News has not announced who will be taking their place.

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