The 'open' is the signature element of any TV show, including a newscast. From our simple start back in 1955 to the high-definition open currently in use, it's easy to see the advances in technology just by watching these newscast intros.
John Wilson signs off after 50 years
November 26, 2014 is officially 'John Wilson Day' in the city of Tampa, thanks to a proclamation from the mayor. But we here at WTVT will remember it as the day we sent John off into retirement.
John is wrapping up a 50-year career in the broadcast television business, including over 30 years here in the Tampa Bay Area. His final broadcast was tonight's 6 p.m. show.
The anchor chair will stay in the family, though. John's son Mark will be taking over as anchor of the FOX 13 broadcasts at 6 and 10 p.m.Read the full article
Kathy and Denise promo, 1990
When Denise White and Kathy Fountain started anchoring the 5 o'clock news together, they made up the first team of female anchors in the Bay Area. But did you have any doubt that they are anything but journalists first?Read the full article
Watch: WTVT broadcast history
Since our start in a converted Greek restaurant in 1955, WTVT has been a pioneer in broadcast television. Here's a look at our first half-century on the air.
Former WTVT employee Mike Clark put together this video as part of our 50th anniversary celebration in 2005.
We look forward to our next 50 years on the air...and beyond.Read the full article
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