In Tampa, WFTS Investigating Staffers’ Spoof Video

By Andrew Gauthier 

St. Petersburg Times

Management at Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS-Ch. 28 is still deciding how to handle staffers who created a joke news video which later hit the Internet, reporting that an employee had been revealed as one of golfer Tiger Woods many alleged mistresses.

The video, fronted by multimedia journalist Kerry Kavanaugh and featuring several other staffers, looked like a typical newscast report featuring graphics from the station and seemingly filmed at the Tampa studios of WFTS, also known as ABC Action News. But the content centered on satirical allegations that photographer Delisa Walden was connected to Woods, concluding with Kavanaugh wishing Walden a happy birthday. More…