Anchor Leaves Tampa’s WFLA to Launch Own Show

By Andrew Gauthier 

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St. Petersburg Times

Morning newscaster Gayle Guyardo is resigning from Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA-Ch. 8 at the end of February to develop a hybrid entertainment/advertorial daytime TV show with Clearwater-based infomercial king Kevin Harrington.

Guyardo, who has worked at WFLA since 1993, said she has been developing the concept for about a year with Harrington, now appearing on ABC’s unscripted show about entrepreneurs called Shark Tank.

Their show, tentatively scheduled to launch in September, has the working title Access: Gayle.

In another surprise, WFLA will replace Guyardo with Rod Carter, a former reporter and fill-in anchor who left the station in 2007 for a morning anchor job in Birmingham, Ala. More…