Rod Carter Returns to Tampa’s WFLA as Morning Anchor

By Andrew Gauthier 

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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…