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!
South West Florida Therapy Animals provides therapeutic interactions with different animals to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, and special needs schools. Charley headed to the ranch for a look at how the affection of animals can provide comfort and support to anyone.
'Jotoro' is a concept driven by Michelin star Chef, Joe Isidori. The menu is described as 'Fine Mexican Provisions.'
SS Hobbies and Raceway is a place where they are big on competition, and small in scale. Radio-controlled cars compete here on the on-road and off-road track. They have racing here every Saturday and Sunday.
College isn't for every student, so Charley headed over to Holiday to learn more about Anclote High School's career and technical education programs.
This is a great time of year to enjoy Florida's most famous pastime -- shelling. Charley hit the water with Odyssey Cruises to see what sorts of treasures you can find.
The YMCA is nothing new, but they've adapted to help families -- from kids to seniors -- stay active and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Charley headed over to Palm Harbor to see how some middle schoolers are enjoying the program.
If you have an appreciation for history, the Manatee Village Historical Park is a great place to visit. Because of the pandemic, you can only visit by appointment, but you can still see the historic buildings and learn the history of this area. There’s even a guided cemetery tour.
Charley takes a bite out of the white strawberry, or pineberry, which UF scientists are trying to successfully produce in Florida.
The West Coast Roofing Contractors Association’s Clay Shoot has become an annual event, raising money for Black Dagger Military Hunt Club, which provides all sorts of outdoor activities for veterans.
RV sales have seen a sharp increase over the last year, mainly due to the pandemic and people not wanting to fly or stay in hotels, but still wanting to get away for a vacation. At the Florida RV Super Show, you can wander around outside and see all sorts of options.