Lloyd Sowers is a co-anchor for the FOX 13 News weekend editions, and he covers many stories for other FOX 13 newscasts.
Lloyd joined FOX 13 in February 1987. He has covered many major stories, including hurricanes Andrew, Hugo, Opal, Elena, and Charley.
Lloyd has won many honors, including two Emmy Awards and the Florida Bar Association Award for reporting legal issues. He has also received AP, UPI and SPJ awards.
Lloyd earned his degree in Journalism from West Virginia University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He minored in Speech Communication and English.
Before joining the FOX 13 news team, Lloyd worked at WINK-TV in Ft. Myers, Florida; WDTV in Clarksburg, West Virginia; WCLG in Morgantown, West Virginia and WMSG in Oakland, Maryland.
In his spare time, Lloyd enjoys scuba diving, travel, history and old radios. He, his wife Kim and sons Jack and Gray, live in Tampa.
Imagine zooming down a snow-covered hill in a 10-person tube. It’s a wild ride, and what’s crazier is this snow park is in the Tampa Bay area – the only one in Florida.
Turning out distinctive bottles of spirits is nothing new for Spencer Wolf and his team at The Point Distillery in New Port Richey. But, there’s some special rum waiting in the warehouse – 28,000 gallons for The Rolling Stones.
Tampa police officers swear to place the well being and safety of others ahead of their own. While we often hear about the law enforcement family, at a ceremony where badges are pinned on new recruits, family has a double meaning.
If you love cars, maybe you’ve heard the term "Barn Find." It means a special car that’s found preserved in a barn or sometimes a garage. It’s as though the car had been in a time capsule, often for decades.
It was the first time a sitting president ever visited Tampa, and riding next to President John F. Kennedy in his limo was Tampa Congressman Sam Gibbons – who was thrilled.
Former President John F. Kennedy visited Tampa just days before he was assassinated 60 years ago. That visit was documented with some amazing photographs taken by an unusual photographer.
There's nothing more Tampa than Gasparilla, but as we searched through our recently restored WTVT film archives, we saw a familiar face among the pirates.
The annual Epiphany dive for the cross in Tarpon Springs has been a staple in the Greek community for generations, but 50 years ago, there was a plot twist that led to a double cross dive that many believe was a sign of what led a Tampa teen down a path to becoming a world leader in the Greek Orthodox Church.
At any given time, hundreds or even thousands of people from out of town are visiting the Tampa area for a convention. It could be a trade show or an organization like the Shriners.