3 Local partnerships 3. “I was coming home to where I was supposed to be.”. “It just ran out, today.”. “I wouldn’t let them go into broadcasting,” he said. He plans to keep riding his bike, even though he was hit by a car on U.S. 19 this month while riding his beloved carbon fiber Specialized Roubaix. They divorced. Not a horrible place as a first job in TV, until the daily drama and grind is finally too much to deal with. Ruechel, 68, who has been at Bay News 9 since the network’s launch in 1997, and spent six years at WTSP-TV before that, is retiring. “I was clearly freaked out, and he said, ‘Just calm down and ask me anything you want’,” Ruechel remembered. And on his last day at the studio there was another “sign”, he said. “It’s like I’ll be living my dream 2.0”. Former Bay News 9 anchor Jennifer Holloway was charged with driving under the influence Sunday night in Fort Meade. But really, no. But when she walked through the terminal at Tampa International Airport, Cintron said her worries and doubts seemed to melt away with every step. Whether it’s for a week or for forever, each “last” hug makes her feel like she’s 17 again, saying goodbye to her home in Puerto Rico to study journalism at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. Michael Gautreau, a vice president with Spectrum who worked closely with Ruechel when Gautreau was news director at Bay News 9, said he remembered Ruechel’s work in 2004, the year that four hurricanes impacted Florida, not long after Gautrea had arrived in the state. 2.1 Newscasts and segments 1. It was around that same time that Janet Scherberger announced her retirement after eight years in the role on the airport’s executive team. The tears were because in 1987 President Ronald Reagan made a statement when the bodies of sailors killed in a bombing on the USS Stark were returned to U.S. soil, and Ruechel had teared up on air reading it. Gamespot. He first came to Florida to work at a station in Fort Myers, before jumping to WTSP 28 years ago. The airport approached Cintron with the job just before she celebrated her 10-year anniversary with Spectrum Bay News 9 in late February, she said. So Ruechel went on the air, and read a flawless newscast, he says, without even practicing. Both Moody and officials at Bay News 9 … It was because Ruechel can seemingly squint his eyes, take a breath, and bring himself right back to so many powerful moments he’s had a part in documenting, and feel the same gravity that he felt then. There’s a new campaign to change it. I think the days of that iconic sort of anchor ... are kind of waning, and Al might be one of the last.”, Pasco County tax collector Mike Fasano appeared on Political Connections many times over the years, going back to his time as a state legislator, and especially during the Bush versus Gore recount dispute. Cintron said she looks forward to using her production knowledge to help Tampa International Airport better connect with travelers during a time of unprecedented growth. Spectrum Bay News 9 anchor Al Ruechel, left, and colleague Holly Gregory records during a taping of the Political Connections show from the anchor desk inside of the Spectrum Bay News 9 studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on Friday, December 20, 2019. The anchor who helped launch the local news network will say farewell on Christmas Eve. An Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor with more than 22 years’ worth of experience traveling the world and sharing the stories of the people of the Tampa Bay area, Mark Wilson anchors the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts weeknights on FOX 13. His mother taught opera and waitressed. By Bay News 9 FL. 6 News team 1. Lowery was booked under her full name of Jody Lowery Waldo. The container of makeup he wears on air, and will not miss? Also in 2017, Veronica led more than 10 hours of uninterrupted live coverage of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida and impact on the Tampa Bay region with the Spectrum Bay News 9 team. “It’s easy to build a false sense of urgency that compels viewers, but that’s kind of a short lived success. Why now is the perfect time for Tampa Bay to go solar | Column, Top 10 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Feb. 22-28, Tampa is getting two new Sephora stores, but not inside of malls, Former Lightning forward Ryan Callahan moves into new role, Second employee at Dunedin Publix tests positive for the coronavirus. And he’ll continue to serve as a worship leader at his church, Grace Christian Fellowship, where he composes and performs music. 4.1 Main studio 2. Yeah, it affects me,” he said. 4.2 County bureaus 4. She’ll be leaving the cable TV news outlet to take a position with Tampa International Airport to head up … Like Cintron, Scherberger came to the airport after a journalism career, in part as a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. You better believe it. She joined the channel in 2010 and has won an Emmy as the Suncoast’s Best Anchor. Previously, she worked for WFTX-TV, Fox 4 News and WWSB-TV, … “Bay News 9 has been so good to me, it’s truly become my home now and forever, but this is such an incredible opportunity and a privilege to have a part in helping our airport take that next leap forward and connect with the community,” Cintron said. After 10 years reporting for Spectrum Bay News 9, Cintron said Friday’s “Your Evening News” broadcast will be her last. 7.2 Bay News 9 en Español / InfoMás (Channel 900) 3. She has also received a number of Emmys and Associated Press awards during her career as a reporter. Kelly Ring is a co-anchor on FOX 13 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. News. From the north, maybe. Between them, they represent more than 140 years on the air in Tampa Bay. In mid-January, Michele McCormack left WDJT-TV (Channel 58) after 12 years at the CBS affiliate. 2.3.1 \"The David Logan Scholarship\" 2. DeSantis, lose the ‘tude | Editorial, Judge: No more jail time for man who intimidated Iraqi-American woman. He was hospitalized for more than 16 days after being diagnosed with Covid-19 in early March. Veronica Cintron has always hated saying goodbye. She has also won the Florida Society of Professional Journalist’s Anchor of the Year. But really, no. Management will also not hesitate to ask you to work longer hours, come in early, cancel vacation and frown uppon you for having a life outside of work. 10 news anchor Reginald Roundtree was fired Friday after more than two decades with the TV station. Bay News 9 breast grabbing breast sexy woman bloopers on news caster As the New Year rolls around, there are some changes brewing at Tamba Bay's News 9. 2.3 Past programs 1. An undated photo of Al Ruechel in his days of playing guitar in a Christian rock band. She is known for creating a fitness machine but at a local Palma Ceia golf tournament her body was lacking exercise. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. There’s a new campaign to change it. Roundtree's termination followed an … CNET. His description of the region to an outsider would be that “it’s big, and there’s a lot of people, but because we have all these individual communities where people all know each other, it still can really feel small. The anchorman, who for decades embodied composure in times of distress, had tears in his eyes. They had to do weather on the eights.”. She’s won multiple Emmys as “best anchor” and for her reporting on the state’s opioid crisis, Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico and Florida’s ongoing issues with immigration. His last appearance on air is Dec. 24. 7 Affiliated channels 1. He covered a poverty stricken community in the shadow of the state capitol, and exposed slumlords. Word is that KTBS Anchor Jody Lowery was busted by Louisiana State Police for drunk driving. St. Petersburg Times. Here’s some big personal news: After 8 years working at the world’s best airport and more than 30 years as a journalist... Apart from odd jobs in college, Cintron said reporting is the only career she’s ever known, and the only one she ever knew she wanted. “All my friends were telling me, ‘you’re nuts.’ You’ll be out of work in a year if you go to work for them," he said. Three veteran news producers at Bay Area news station KTVU were fired last week after an investigation into a racist name prank that aired on and humiliated the station.. From the San Francisco Chronicle:. He’s been playing guitar for decades, and was in a Christian rock band in college. Tampa’s flag is still bad. 5 Channel presentation 1. And that’s kind of the same whether you’re up in Fishhawk or down in New Tampa or over in Ybor.”. He described his early life as simply “not good,” and left it at that, but described a blossoming that occurred when he got to Iowa State and had his eyes opened to a “new world.” He adopted the long hair and style of a hippie, and studied marine biology, though he struggled with organic chemistry and got a terrible infection from dissecting a fetal pig. He and his wife Jennifer, a former administrator at St. Petersburg College, plan to spend time visiting the families of their four children, who all work in health and medicine. That knack for preparation might stem from a mortifying encounter with Senator Ted Kennedy early on, when Ruechel was a student at Iowa State. And it was even harder to walk off that plane, $100 in her pocket and an oversized comforter under her arm. After 10 years with Spectrum Bay News 9, … The arrest happened on July 31st in Red River Parish. That’s when the awards first started coming. Scherberger’s yearly salary was roughly $160,000 in 2017, according to govsalaries.com, a website that tracks the earnings of public employees. And because so many other things. 2.1.1.1 Current Extras 2. Ruechel said despite his close-up view of the worst and best sides of humanity for so long, he’s only optimistic for the future after having watched people help each other, and come together over and over after tragedies. ... said in an email Friday to the Tampa Bay Times. That it’s right.”. “For as long as I can remember I’ve loved news, loved reporting, and I truly thought this was what I was going to do forever,” Cintron said. Palm Harbor native Leigh Moody was fired from her anchor job at 24-hour local cable newschannel Bay News 9 on Monday. WINK News Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist/Fill-in Anchor 1200-1460 WINK News Radio Daily Contributor ... News anchor at WTVT FOX 13 Tampa Bay Tampa, FL. He decided to study broadcasting. In person, he’s engaging and present in a way that can be disarming in an age of digital distraction. Ruechel in the 1990s, the early days of Bay News 9. Anchor Holly Gregory, who took over Ruechel’s midday anchor spot earlier this year when Ruechel transitioned to part-time, will also now host Political Connections. Dr. Ryan Padgett is an emergency physician at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington. His father was a justice of the peace. She was born on 4 December 1977 and graduated from Brown University in history and literature in 1999. There was a lot of prayer, reflection, conversations with my family, but ultimately, I just knew this was a chance I needed to take. She’ll be leaving the cable TV news outlet to take a position with Tampa International Airport to head up media relations. From the north, maybe. Could Florida freeze like Texas did? Latest News from. TVGuide.com. “I didn’t want the competition.”. Veronica Cintron Personal Life, Married, and Children Art provides a rare glimpse at Tampa’s historic Black neighborhoods, Apprentice program a good step for Tampa | Editorial, Why Bucs should use franchise tag on Chris Godwin, Gov. Haley Hinds. Palm Harbor native Leigh Moody was fired from her anchor job at 24-hour local cable newschannel Bay News 9 on Monday. People certainly know him, whether they’re stopping him for a selfie in the grocery store, or pasting a picture of him on the wall of a Thai restaurant where he gets takeout. Al’s demeanor wasn’t trying to build that urgency or scare anyone, he was really just encouraging. “Now, I’m not sitting there bawling on the air, but have there been times when I’ve gotten choked up? Personalities on FOX 13 Tampa Bay. THE DIRTY ARMY: Local BrightHouse news personality and former Miss Georgia was arrested and charge with DUI on May 13, 2012. Wagner’s past work includes working as an editor-in-chief for the Fader magazine and cultural correspondent for the Center for American Progress. “I just knew in my heart, I just felt it in my bones, that it was right,” she said. “He’s someone who was there to get the news, not to try to hurt someone, or push them into a corner, he just wanted to get the news out.”, Former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, another frequent guest, called Ruechel "a guy who has his priorities in order: his faith, his family and his community. It’s an instinct that led Cintron back to the Tampa Bay area after she moved to Massachusetts following graduation. He grew up in St. Ansgar, Iowa, a town of 900 people. But we didn’t think of ourselves as cable, we came to compete with them. ZDNet. “He’s a true professional,” Fasano said. 5.1 Slogans 5. After 10 years with Spectrum Bay News 9, news anchor Veronica Cintron will replace retiring Janet Scherberger as Tampa International Airport's vice president of media and government relations. Tech Republic. Tampa is getting two new Sephora stores, but not inside of malls. TV.com. Metacritic. And now, after 10 years of reporting from the Spectrum Bay News 9 newsroom, the award-winning Your Evening News anchor said she’s following her instincts back to Tampa International Airport once more — this time as the airport’s vice president of media and government relations. On her Facebook page, Scherberger said she plans to volunteer at community radio station WMNF, where she will co-host Rochelle Reback’s Midpoint show every other Thursday. The Tampa Bay Times reports that after a decade behind the news desk at Spectrum Bay News 9, anchor Veronica Cintron is taking a new job off the air. Top 10 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Feb. 22-28, Why Bucs should use franchise tag on Chris Godwin, Love and, well, not love for Rush Limbaugh | Letters, Former Lightning forward Ryan Callahan moves into new role, Company giving free books to Florida had $10 million settlement for deception, Gov. He taped his final episode of Political Connections, the Sunday morning show that serves as a sort of Meet the Press for state and local politics, on Friday. Tampa legal advice: Run wild, run free, you chickens of Ybor City. He will be missed but he had a heck of a run.” He also praised him for being fair, professional and “always prepared.”. It wasn’t easy to leave her family, she said. Longtime Spectrum Bay News 9 anchor Al Ruechel takes a … KSBY News brings you breaking and developing news, weather, and sports coverage from California's Central Coast. Could Florida freeze like Texas did? She joined the FOX 13 team in October of 1985. Al Ruechel in an undated photo from his early days as a broadcaster. Veronica has won a number of awards since she joined Bay News 9, including the Suncoast’s Best Anchor Emmy, and the Anchor of the Year with the Florida Society of Professional Journalists. He said the story of Tampa Bay’s future will be transportation, but the overarching tale of his time here has been explosive growth. It wasn’t even that he’d just given four of his 12 grandchildren their first tour of the Bay News 9 studios, knowing it was likely the last time he’d guide someone through those halls and share what is, even after all these years, his clear thrill for the spectacle of live TV news production. He was walking by a radio studio on campus when he heard a guy completely mangling the name of Oakland Raiders Fred Biletnikoff, and said, “Anyone can do better than that.” The station’s manager overheard and challenged him to try. Bay News 9 Anchor Fired . “Do I get emotional? 6.1 Current on-air staff 6. Mallet is the second Milwaukee TV news anchor to leave the air already this year. 7.1 Bay News 9 HD (Channel 1009-1209) 2. Then the senator started laughing, and said, ‘Just ask me about my platform’." Longtime “Today” show anchor, Matt Lauer, has been fired from NBC news Wednesday after an employee filed a … Longtime Spectrum Bay News 9 anchor Al Ruechel is retiring his colleague anchor Holly Gregory who will be taking over Political Connections. Suggestions. Why retire now? Those who worked with him praised his literal calm through the storm. Telling viewers ‘find a safe place to be, and once its over we’ll figure this out together.’ Al actually made me, as a new resident to Florida, feel more at ease. Well, I’m not a sterile robot. “I blurted out ‘So what really happened at Chappaquiddick?’ The Secret Service guys started laughing. Because I experienced these things, when we go live, just like the people at home do. She has also worked as a news anchor on MSNBC for their daytime program Now with Alex Wagner. Bay News 9 Anchor Fired Bay News Nine Anchors Jen Holloway Tampa Arrest Jen Holloway Measurements Bay News 9 Reporters He’ll retire with four Emmy awards for breaking news and investigative reporting and more than 20 others. At his first TV station he was the wacky weather guy for a while, showing up in Bermuda shorts and singing the forecast to the tune of “Tea For Two Cha Cha Cha.” Eventually a station in Albany, N.Y. hired him as a reporter and to host a weekly news magazine. Josh Elliot was abruptly fired by CBS News on Monday and escorted out of the building by security. PETERSBURG — News anchor Reginald Roundtree of WTSP Channel 10 was fired Friday, the station’s parent company said. The bike was wrecked, but he’s fine, he said, though he’ll drive a car to the Ream Wilson trail from now on. Roberta Gonzales, a high-profile Bay Area TV news personality, is apparently out as lead weather anchor at KPIX (CBS 5), and could be leaving the station altogether. He chanced into the interview with the senator, on the spot. CBS News. Holloway, 41, was stopped after police received reports of a … Tampa’s flag is still bad. And not only did we succeed in changing local news, a lot of them were forced to copy us. ST. PETERSBURG — Longtime WTSP-Ch. It wasn’t only because Al Ruechel’s nearly three decades on air in Tampa Bay were ending, or that he’d just attended his farewell party where colleagues had sung his praises over cake. The stunningly beautiful brunette reports the news to Florida residents each weeknight from 5pm on. Lowery worked in Shreveport before taking a job at Bay News 9 in Tampa. He’s also starting a consulting business, he said. Ruechel got better. Kelly has always been filled with curiosity about the world around her. After 10 years reporting for Spectrum Bay News 9, Cintron said Friday’s “Your Evening News” broadcast will be her last. “But dreams grow and evolve as we get older and when this opportunity came about, it was something I could not ignore.”. 4 Studio 1. 9 Fallon Silcox (Bay News 9) Fallon Silcox is a beautiful news reporter working for Bay News 9 and covering the whole of Florida’s central west coast, working from Pinellas County News room. He’ll teach people how to be better at being interviewed on TV. Cheif among them is the sudden absence of Leigh Moody, who had been an anchor at the station for nine years. She starts her job as the public face of Tampa International Airport’s communications on April 20. Spectrum News Bay News 9 is your source for local and breaking news in the greater Tampa Bay area. 2.1.1 \"Extras\" 1. It was because he’d been there to feel the rumble in his chest from the first Space Shuttle launch in 1977, and the final one in 2011, and thought, tears streaming, “where does mankind go from here?” It was because he helped anchor the Bay News 9 broadcast for the funeral of two Tampa Police officers killed in the line of duty in 2010. He plans to travel, having recently gotten the bug again, he said, after burning himself out in the early 1970s when he was a missionary in East Africa. We did weather on the nines? Longtime Spectrum Bay News 9 anchor Al Ruechel takes a break during a taping of Political Connections at the Spectrum Bay News 9 studios Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. 2 Programming information 1. And they want my honest reaction to what I’m experiencing.”. The anchor who helped launch the local news network will say farewell on Christmas Eve. Cintron, 36, is steeling herself for another hard goodbye, this time to her viewers, when she signs off on her final Your Evening News broadcast Friday night. Per the police citation Jennifer Holloway urinated on herself. DeSantis, lose the ‘tude | Editorial, Factions emerge, again, on the Hillsborough County School Board. “The day I told my boss I was leaving was probably one of the hardest days of my entire life. In 1997 he got an offer to help build a fledgling Bay News 9. His contract was up, he said, and it just makes sense. “I’ve always been a firm believer that God has a plan for you and that everything has a purpose in your life,” Cintron told the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday. [hide] *1 History 1. Myq105.com The Tampa Bay Times reports that after a decade behind the news desk at Spectrum Bay News 9, anchor Veronica Cintron is taking a new job off the air. He’ll continue woodworking in his garage — he’s built a lot of cabinets lately. 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