Lloyd Sowers

Lloyd Sowers

Anchor & reporter

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 of 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. 

If you would like to contact lloyd, you can email him at Lloyd.Sowers@foxtv.com. You can also connect with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @LloydSowers.

The latest from Lloyd Sowers

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Governor approves protections for new 400,000-acre Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve

For all its natural beauty, the Nature Coast has not been protected as an aquatic preserve until Governor Ron DeSantis last night signed a bill passed in the legislature creating the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve. It consists of more than 400,000 acres along the coast of Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties.

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How masks work, and why you should wear one

Experts say as long as a mask prevents droplets from being projected toward others, it’s doing its job. It can be made of paper or cloth. Just keep it clean, and wash your hands before removing your mask and putting it back on. 

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Tampa power couple Jeff and Penny Vinik file for divorce

One of the area’s wealthiest and most famous couples appears to be headed for divorce. Penny Vinik has filed for divorce from Lightning owner Jeff Vinik after 33 years of marriage. The couple has four grown children.