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 hometown and joined FOX 13 in January 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!
If you would like to contact Charley, you can email him at Charley.Belcher@fox.com. You can also connect with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @CharleyBelcher.
The latest from Charley Belcher
Half of the Warren Brothers reunited with his first guitar he lost 30 years ago in Tampa
Musician Brad Warren loved his first guitar so much that he saved it from a Tampa house fire, but when it disappeared after he lent it to a friend he thought it was gone for good - until now.
Feed flamingos at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg during annual festival
Sunken Garden visitors will be tickled pink this weekend during the Flamingo Festival. It will also be their only opportunity to feed the birds at the botanical gardens.
Five-O Donuts will be bringing its giant sweet treats to St. Petersburg soon
The famous Five-O doughnuts are creeping closer north every year. It first started in Sarasota and the owner has plans to cross the Skyway Bridge and open a St. Petersburg shop.
Between its venue and menu, Skipper's Smokehouse status as a local hangout has yet to waver
Despite nearly closing its doors during the pandemic, Skipper's Smokehouse is still alive and kicking. It's been a hot spot for live music since the 1980s, and good food, of course.
Cereal-inspired restaurant in Ybor City gets ‘Bar Rescue’ makeover
The owners of a struggling Ybor City restaurant – which was based around a love for breakfast cereal – recently agreed to pull back the doors, bust open the books and make a call for help – to ‘Bar Rescue.’
Plant-based restaurant opens in Tampa, the city's first vegan pizzeria
Tampa now has its own vegan pizzeria that promises to be packed with flavor.
All eyes on Tampa skies: AirFest 2022 is back
This year's AirFest – which will also be marking the 75th anniversary of the Air Force – will take place from March 26-27. It's a free event, and the Blue Angels promise to bring a show you've never seen before.
From Plant High to Harvard: True Food Kitchen's CEO marks homecoming with new Midtown location
Christine Barone went to Plant High School and lived in Tampa for seven years before going to college at Harvard University. Now she's the CEO of True Food Kitchen, made popular by Oprah and founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, and they're opening a new location in Midtown Tampa.
Cereal bar in Ybor City mixes classic titles in bowls and cocktails
At this Ybor City restaurant, cereal isn’t just for breakfast.
All aboard! Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling reopens after pandemic
It's never been so easy to get lost in just one room: The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling is once again welcoming fans of trains, tanks, and all other sorts of models.