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!
A local campaign brings Bingo to Ba Area restaurants who have been staying home more than usual. The pandemic has closed most restaurants, but some remain open. A 'Bingo' game reminds people of those restaurants offering takeout, and if you complete a sheet, you can score cash or gift cards from those restaurants.
Many families are safe at home right now with their children, and keeping them entertained can always be a challenge. There are plenty of people stepping up to read stories to children -- from as far away as a smartphone or computer screen.
Through his foundation, Ryan Nece, is delivering 1,200 N95 masks to healthcare workers in Tampa Bay.
With all the safer-at-home orders, you can experience the circus virtually. The Circus Arts Conservatory is letting you run away with them, thanks to the internet.
Children's Dream Fund helps pediatric patients wishes become a reality. These patients are facing life-threatening illnesses. Many dreams were set up, but because of COVID-19 those plans were on hold. However, that didn't stop the organization from delivering 'Disney Dream Delays.'
Parents are trying hard during these trying times to keep their children educated. The Kennedy Space Center's visitor complex is offering free online content designed to engage with children.
MOSI will help keep your kids entertained during this extended period of time at home.
If you need to keep your children (or yourself) distracted, you can take a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium -- virtually. The aquarium is going live on Facebook every day at 11:30 a.m. giving a lesson and a behind-the-scenes look.
Charley brings you 'Charley's World' from his home as more people have had to make adjustments to their work life during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Bananas Records retail store is closed for now, but you still have access to their massive inventory through their website at bananasrecords.com. This collection continues to grow and is already estimated at more than 3 million albums. From new, to classic to quite collectible. During these tough times at home, maybe it’s time to dust off the record player and pull out the old vinyl for a spin.