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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A lot of people from this area have headed up to Georgia and Tennessee for some summer fun. FOX 13’s Chris Cato was there a few weeks ago and brought us an overhead look at whitewater rafting along the Ocoee River.
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.
Chris Cato breaks down this week's news, with a focus on all things sunshine state.
Plus, fishermen find a massive dragon and police take down a criminal who is either not very smart or is very sarcastic. Chris Cato reports on all this Florida.
Wild cats and river otters pick their big game winners while hunters kill as many invasive pythons as possible - all for this weekend's Super Bowl game in Miami.
But these phenomena happen Only in Florida
Chris Cato brings us the latest news stories that could only happen in the sunshine state.
Florida is known for news with an extra kind of flare. FOX 13's Chris Cato put together the most Florida moments of the past year.
On his patio-turned-gym in New Tampa, Brad Romp works his muscles; bicep curls, chest presses, and squats.