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." They are stories about people and events in the Tampa Bay area all told from Charley's creative perspective.
Charley has won three Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards for his feature reporting over the years. His first Emmy was for a series of feature reports following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the NFC Championship game in St. Louis in 2000. He won his second Emmy in 2005 after profiling famous photographer Bud Lee. And his third Emmy was awarded for a feature story he did on a butterfly farmer in St. Petersburg.
Charley was born in Ft. Myers and grew up right here in the Tampa Bay area -- Pasco County to be exact. He received a degree in broadcasting at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
Before returning to the Sunshine State, Charley worked as a reporter at WIVK radio and WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee. He returned to his home town and joined FOX 13 in January of 1998.
Charley is an avid sports fan, and always roots for the local teams -- the Bulls, the Bolts, the Rays and, of course, the Bucs!
Charley Belcher spent the morning at Vertical Ventures, an indoor rock climbing gym in St. Petersburg.
Jackson in Action 83 Foundation hosted the 8th Annual Youth in Camp event at a Brandon laser tag venue. This charity is the late Vincent Jackson’s organization.
A new opportunity being offered by Feeding Tampa Bay’s FRESHforce program. That program provides workforce development and on-the-job training to individuals with barriers to employment. They have been offering training in culinary, warehouse logistics, and truck driving. Now they are adding barista training.
The Collection on Palmetto in Clearwater is a place rich in automotive and technological history.
Practice is underway for a new season, as the Bucs come in as defending Super Bowl Champions. To keep the crowd numbers under control this year, only season ticket members have access to training camp.
Fantasea Venice is a public art project. For two years, 52 mermaid and seahorse sculptures, all independently painted by local artists and sponsored by Venice businesses, will be placed throughout Venice. It is a fundraiser for the Venice Art Center.
Charley Belcher spent the morning at Salon Eunoia in South Tampa.
Charley Belcher spent the morning exploring the "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit" at Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa.
Charley Belcher visited Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass in Safety Harbor.
Moving from home to home is never fun, but there’s a new company headquartered in Tampa promising to make it a little easier. The company is called Red Rover Moving and Storage. The man behind it is actually the same person who invented P.O.D.S. He has since sold that company.