Hi, I’m Chris Cato. I anchor the 4 O’Clock News and 11 O’Clock News. I also report 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, an Emmy (yes, just one – don’t laugh), and numerous Associated Press awards for my reporting and anchoring. I have covered the full gamut of stories, from the worst humanity can offer (I was on scene at Sandy Hook in 2012) to the best (wounded veterans overcoming great loss to help others). I have also made my fair share of bloopers :-)
The best thing about my job is meeting people in my community 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 game, (Go Bucs! Go Bolts! Go Rays!), or at Publix (Go Pub subs!).
What I am proudest of in my life is being a father. My son and I absolutely love living in Tampa. You might find us at the beach or biking though our neighborhood or enjoying one of the area’s great parks. I am originally from Alabama and graduated from Troy University. I enjoy playing basketball, golf, and fishing, but my greatest interest (obsession?) is college football. I am a huge Alabama fan. Roll Tide! I also appreciate beer, three-toed sloths, and Oxford commas.
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The number of people playing pickleball across the Bay Area is increasing, which means some organizations are making changes to accommodate the popular sport.
Bayboro has a music hall, beer garden, and large tasting room at their St. Pete property. They also offer a "Buy a vet a beer" program.
Craft beer enthusiasts Ramey Simpson and Jerry Brown launched the business in 2019. Simpson retired from the Air Force in 2021 after 24 years of service. Brown is a 27-year veteran of the Army and still currently serving.
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.