WTVT sports director Chip Carter announced his retirement this afternoon on the Tampa Fox-owned station’s 5 p.m. newscast.
Carter, who started at WTVT in 1988, teased the announcement during the show, then told viewers about it.
“I am retiring at FOX 13,” said Carter. “My last day on the air will be February 26.” He then thanked viewers and said it would be “so weird” to not spend time with his co-anchors.
“Chip Carter is an institution in Tampa Bay,” said news director John Hoffman. “His name has been synonymous with top notch sports coverage for many years. He truly is one of a kind. The station will miss him, our viewers will miss him, but we wish Chip all the best in retirement. I’m honored to say I worked with the legendary Chip Carter.”