Hi! I’m Chris Cato. I anchor the FOX13 4 O’Clock News and the 11 O’Clock News. I also report major stories in the 10 O’Clock News and am the proud curator of "Only In Florida" (because – alligators). Before joining FOX13 in 2015, I worked at TV stations in Philadelphia, PA, Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, and Panama City, FL.
During my career, I have been honored with an Edward R. Murrow award, an Emmy, and numerous Associated Press awards for my reporting and anchoring. I have also made my fair share of bloopers :-)
The best thing about my job is meeting new people and discovering their stories, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me on social media – or just say "hi" if you see me at a baseball game or at Publix. J I love my job, but my favorite role in life is that of father and husband. My wife and I have a son and a dog, and we absolutely love living in Tampa. I am originally from Alabama and graduated from Troy University. I enjoy playing basketball, golfing, and fishing, but my greatest interest is probably college football. I am a huge Crimson Tide fan! I also appreciate craft beer, three-toed sloths, and Oxford commas.
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Security footage from the Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds in Plant City caught a thief stealing Horn’s $25,000 barbeque grill in late May.
A Seffner woman said she had to socially distance herself and her dog from a massive alligator as it came straight at her on the corner of MLK Boulevard and Williams Road Sunday.
On his patio-turned-gym in New Tampa, Brad Romp works his muscles; bicep curls, chest presses, and squats.
Conference championship weekend is upon us. Like a good chocolate porter, it's bittersweet. Bitter because it's the last weekend of college football's regular season. Sweet because it provides us with great match-ups and a ton of intrigue as to which teams will lock up the four spots in the NCAA College Football Playoff.
Now that your belly is full of Thanksgiving dinner, and hopefully pie, it's time to get back to business. Not only does NCAA College Football not take a day off for the holiday - it starts early this week.
Welcome to cupcake Saturday in NCAA College Football. Many of the tops teams schedule a breather before getting into bowl game territory.
It's week 12 of college football, which means Sports Director Scott Smith and Chris Cato are feeling the chill of national championship pressure.
Playoff hopes have reached a fever pitch in week 11 of the NCAA College Football season.
FOX 13's Chris Cato takes us through this week's best #OnlyInFlorida stories.
It's week 10 and the right for the NCAA College Football National Championship is coming down to the wire.