Tampa’s WFTS Hires Assistant News Director

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Tampa Tribune

The ABC Action News team at WFTS, Channel 28, is getting a new assistant news director.

Susan D’Astoli, an award-winning news producer from KNXV in Phoenix, an E.W. Scripps station, has been hired, according to a news release from WFTS.


D’Astoli has supervised specials, investigations and breaking news events. She has been involved in work that won a Peabody Award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards and 10 regional Emmys.

Additionally, D’Astoli has worked in a variety of capacities at WSB-TV in Atlanta and NBC News.

“We are excited to welcome Susan to WFTS-TV and the Tampa Bay community,” said Doug Culver, news director at ABC Action News. More…