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.
Two very different local businesses are teaming up to make potentially lifesaving masks and face shields to protect first responders and others on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight.
School has always meant a teacher in front of a classroom, but not right now. Because of COVID-19, educators have turned into online instructors and many teachers are learning a lot.
In normal times, Tampa Bay Lighting advertisements would be telling fans to Be The Thunder, but these aren’t normal times.
Floridians laid off from their jobs because of COVID-19 are having big problems applying for unemployment benefits. The state of Florida's website and telephone hotline are overloaded, according to government officials.
Pasco County’s 77 thousand public school students started classes on computers at home today joining thousands of others across the Tampa Bay area kept at home by the novel coronavirus threat.
Thousands of students and teachers logged on Monday and, at times, overwhelmed platforms used for virtual learning in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
A St. Petersburg elementary school loaned out more than 200 computers in two hours Tuesday; virtually every device they could find.
There were some anxious moments on the first day of virtual learning when many students weren’t able to log onto Edsby, the digital platform used by Hillsborough County and other school districts. Students, teachers and parents breathed a sigh of relief when the platform was fixed by mid-morning.
Teachers and students across the Tampa Bay area are getting ready to attend school online.
Strategic Property Partners built a scale, three-dimensional model that uses five projectors and six media servers to virtually make traffic move on Tampa streets, and cruise ships sail up and down the channel.