Veteran Anchor Re-Enters Tampa Morning News Battle

By Andrew Gauthier 

St. Petersburg Times

When anchor Gayle Guyardo on Monday rejoins the morning newscast she left seven months ago, it likely will be more than an emotional reunion with old pals and fans of Tampa NBC affiliate WFLA-Ch. 8.

It will also be the latest salvo in the hottest war left on local TV: The battle for morning viewers.

All five TV news shops are competing hard for the last growing audience segment in local news. More…