Reporter Exits as Tampa’s WFLA Readies New Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier 

St. Petersburg Times

A new raft of changes are coming to the morning crew at Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA-Ch. 8, who will say goodbye to traffic reporter Alicia Roberts just days after starting a new, 4:30 a.m. newscast.

Roberts, who has worked at WFLA since 2006, said she will be leaving the station Sept. 30 to pursue new career opportunities. The station decided to scale back the traffic reporting position to a part-time job and she was reaching the end of a one-year deal, so the timing worked for all involved, Roberts added.


Her departure will come just after the planned Sept. 20 start of a new 4:30 a.m. newscast More…