Three Depart Tampa’s WFTS in Aftermath of News Spoof

By Andrew Gauthier 

St. Petersburg Times

Three staffers have left Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS-Ch. 28 amid the station’s investigation into how a spoof video landed on the Internet reporting that an employee was one of Tiger Woods’ mistresses.

Reporter/anchor/multimedia journalist Kerry Kavanaugh, who introduced the video as if she was anchoring a typical WFTS news report, was fired Monday along with her husband, photographer Jason Solowski. Reporter Karen Castillo had already resigned on Friday, though a station official insisted her departure was not connected to the video controversy — despite the fact that she also appeared in it. More…