News Channel 8 on Great 38 for Tampa Bay’s only 8pm Newscast

TAMPA, Fla. – WFLA, News Channel 8 will produce a new, live, hour-long newscast which will air in the 8 p.m. time period on WTTA, Great 38. Effective January 4, 2016

News Channel 8 @ 8 on Great 38 will become the only local newscast offered at 8 p.m. in the Tampa Bay area.

News Channel 8 @ 8 will be anchored by Great 38’s Jennifer Holloway, News Channel 8’s Josh Benson and Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips. It will air live 7 days a week and will be produced by News Channel 8 and will expand News Channel 8’s local news coverage by an additional 7 hours per week.

“We are very excited to add 8 On Your Side news coverage to Great 38. It gives viewers a chance to watch News Channel 8 at a new, convenient time,” says Andy Alford, President and General Manager of News Channel 8 and Great 38. “It is the perfect option for those who want live, local news earlier in the evening,” added Bill Berra, Vice-President of News.

Josh Benson will continue to co-anchor News Channel 8 First at 4 with Stacie Schaible and News Channel 8 at 5:30 with Jennifer Leigh. Julie Phillips will move from News Channel 8 Weekends and will now be the Monday through Friday meteorologist on News Channel 8 First at 4.


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