St. Petersburg Times
Rod Carter knows what this looks like.
When he debuts at 5 a.m. today as the new weekday morning anchor at WFLA-Ch. 8, many will assume it was part of a grand plan –returning to the Tampa station where he spent seven years as a reporter and fill-in anchor, after proving himself leading the morning newscasts at WVTM-TV in Birmingham, Ala.
But Carter insists his reappearance after nearly three years is mere happy coincidence and good fortune, allowing him to nab a rare open anchor spot in the country’s 14th largest market after longtime host Gayle Guyardo‘s departure last month. More…