WFTS Anchor Taken Off Air

By Mark Joyella 

John Thomas, weekend morning anchor at Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS, has been taken off the air, reports The Tampa Bay Times, though it’s not known why:

It’s unclear at this time if Thomas is no longer with the station or if his absence is temporary. Thomas, who has worked for the ABC Action News affiliate in Tampa Bay since 1999, deleted all of his social media accounts linked to the Scripps owned WFTS station this week. His profile was also deleted from the Ch. 28 news website. His personal Twitter account (@JohnThomasTV) remains active.

Thomas did not respond to requests for comment. WFTS News Director, Matt Brown, did not respond to phone calls or emails about the matter.