FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small change to report from the nation’s 11th biggest TV market, Tampa Bay.
Since this past Monday January 30th, WTVT 13 has expanded its weeknight 11:00pm newscast to a full hour. FOX 13 – The 11:00 O’Clock News is anchored by Chris Cato and Cynthia Smoot with FOX 13 SkyTower Weather from AMS-CBM/Sealed Chief Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto. It’s now the ONLY hour-long 11:00pm newscast in Tampa Bay as all others air their late-night newscast for 35 minutes (WFLA 8 – NBC, WTSP 10 – CBS, WFTS 28 – ABC and Sarasota-based WWSB 40 – ABC).
Before this, WTVT 13 used to air a weeknight edition of Money, Power and Politics with their political reporter, Craig Patrick. That has since been canceled but the weekly Sunday edition remains at 11:30pm. Because of this new half-hour, WTVT 13 now airs two hours of weeknight local news from 10:00pm-12:00 Midnight and joins sister station WAGA 5 (FOX) out of Atlanta with doing the same thing.
Other than this, there are no other major additions or expansions to report on at this time.