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!
Operation Art of Valor is an exhibit of beautiful blown glass all done by local military veterans. The exhibit runs through December 29. Since the program was launched in March 2018, more than 20 veterans have had the opportunity to learn about glassblowing and other techniques for making glass art. Some even use it as PTSD therapy.
Nick Reale has owned his own woodturning studio for a few years now.
Nick Reale retired after 30 years with Pinellas Park Fire Rescue, and started his own woodturning studio.
If you have any interest in model trains, history, art, or just really neat things, visiting the Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling is worth a trip for you. You will just need to plan accordingly since they’re not open to the public all the time.
Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling is getting ready for their open house on November 16 and 17. The train layouts are amazing, as are the military dioramas that fill the space.
There is a video gamer’s paradise across an 8,000 square-foot warehouse in St. Peterburg.
Creative Pinellas is a non-profit local arts agency with a mission to sustain and support the artists of Pinellas County. The event this Thursday, November 14, brings together many of the most accomplished and well-recognized artists in Pinellas for a group exhibition and performance. The Arts Annual showcases professional and emerging artists who received Creative Pinellas’ 2016, 2017 and 2018 individual artist grants.
You can't celebrate Dade City without high school, so Pasco High School's cheerleading squad and band joined in on Good Day Tampa Bay's 'Hometown Dade City' special to play their fight song.
There is some big personality in Steph’s Southern Soul Restaurant’s dishes. The meals are made with love and come from good old southern recipes.
Pascal’s Artisan Bistro & Gourmet Coffee is a neighborhood eatery that has an emphasis on good food and local art.