Tampa Station Adds 2 in Sports

By Kevin Eck 

Ryan Bass (pictured right) and Justin Granit (pictured left) will join the sports department at Tampa – St. Petersburg CBS affiliate WTSP.

Bass last worked at CBS Interactive in South Florida where he was an anchor of Fantasy Football Today and the daily fantasy sports show Daily Fantasy Live.

“I can’t begin to express my excitement to return to Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, a city I consider my second home, as a member of the WTSP 10 News family,” said Bass.

Granit comes from WHEC in Rochester, where he is the main sports anchor. Both Bass and Granit interned at ESPN in Bristol at the same time.

“I am excited and humbled to join the WTSP team,” said Granit. “I look forward to contributing innovate storytelling and becoming an active member of the community. I also won’t mind trading in the endless feet of snow in Western New York when I get to my new home.”

“Both these gentlemen can do it all: anchor, produce, report, shoot, and edit,” WTSP gm Elliott Wiser said in an email. “They have very strong social media skills.”