St. Petersburg Times
For the first time in nearly 20 years, when Gayle Guyardo speaks to Tampa Bay area TV viewers in March, she wont be doing it on WFLA-Ch. 8.
That’s because Guyardo is leaving WFLA today, starting an infomercial-style program called “Access: Gayle.” And though she hoped to air it on her former TV home, the five-minute spots will begin airing instead as paid programming on WFTS-Ch. 28 the weekend of March 6 and 7.
The anchor bid a tearful farewell to her co-anchors and crew this morning, amid taped goodbyes from former anchor partner Bill Ratliff and her mother, along with an in person visit from the Tampa Bay Rays’ mascot. More…