TAMPA BAY NEWS SOURCES
Tampa Bay is home to some of Florida’s largest industries and fast-growing companies. It is also Florida’s largest media market. Businesses and organizations can keep up with the local news from the Tampa Bay area through various media outlets. Below are the most influential in the region:
Tampa Bay Times – The Tampa Bay Times is the Bay area’s only daily newspaper, covering Tampa, St. Petersburg, and surrounding communities. The paper has won 12 Pulitzer prizes since its founding more than 130 years ago. The Tampa Bay Times conducts major, in-depth investigations, as well as important local news and issues. The Tampa Bay Times website has several blogs, allowing readers to stay on top of trending issues. The Tampa Bay Times also operates the reporting and fact-checking website PolitiFact.com.
WTVT, Fox 13 – Fox 13 is a leading TV and online news organization in the Tampa Bay market. Once a CBS affiliate, WTVT has been a Fox affiliate for 20-years now broadcasting from their offices on Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. You will see Fox 13 anchors and reporters frequently in the community, volunteering or emceeing events.
WFTS, ABC Action News – ABC Action News covers news, weather, sports, and consumer issues in the Tampa Bay market. Online, they have many e-newsletters that can keep you informed on important local issues. They are headquartered in Tampa.
10 News WTSP – 10 News is the CBS affiliate in the Tampa Bay market and is located in St. Petersburg. 10 News covers local news, traffic, weather, and community events. They are focused on investigative news, which includes reporting on government waste and restaurant cleanliness grades.
Bay News 9 – Bay News 9 is a 24/7 cable news operation based in Pinellas County. Originally created by BrightHouse Networks cable, Bay News 9 is now part of Charter Communications, which recently purchased BrightHouse. The station can only be seen by Charter cable subscribers, which is doing business in the market as Spectrum. You can see text stories on their website.
WFLA, NewsChannel 8 – WFLA is the NBC affiliate for the Tampa, St. Petersburgh, and Sarasota markets. The station is located on the banks of the Hillsborough River next to downtown Tampa. For a period of time, WFLA was owned by the same company that owned the Tampa Tribune producing content for both print and broadcast. The Tribune was sold and WFLA now covers news, weather, and sports for TV and online.
Gulf Coast Business Observer – This publication is considered a “newspaper for the C-suite” for Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. It covers Tampa Bay business news, new startups, business resources, and government policies that affect different industries. The Business Observer features interviews with business leaders.
Tampa Bay Business Journal – You can up catch up on local businesses in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, either online, in print, or on their mobile app. They cover industry news, as well as the top businesses and people operating in these industries. You can submit your company to be featured on their “Top” lists, or appear on their extensive business directories.
SaintPetersBlog – SaintPetersBlog is a highly-influential statewide political blog that produces many online products and even a quarterly magazine. Founded by blogger and political consultant Peter Schorsch, SaintPetersBlog and its many other publications are read by political leaders throughout the state daily.