You can now watch WFLA news on Great38 from 7-9 am

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — We’ve made it easy for you to stay updated about local news in the Tampa Bay area. WFLA News Channel 8 Today is expanding onto another channel. Beginning today, you can watch WFLA News Channel 8 Today on WTTA Great38 from 7-9 a.m.

When other stations switch to national news, Gayle Guyardo, Marco Villarreal, Leigh Spann, and Leslee Lacey will bring you the latest news, weather and traffic at 7 a.m. on WTTA Great38. Right at 7 a.m., we do what no one else in the market does. You can see 20 straight minutes of local news, weather and traffic, without any breaks. Be sure to tune in!

Coming up this morning:

  • We’ll show you how one local community is working to make sure all kids have school supplies this year.
  • We’ll have a live report from Washington D.C. about things happening there that impact us here in the Tampa Bay area.
  • We’ll have a special guest who we know you will love to see! Neonatologist Jen Arnold, who stars on the reality show “The Little Couple,” is now at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. She’ll be joining us this morning.
  • We’ll talk to a local doctor about back-to-school anxiety in your kids and what to watch out for.

At 8 a.m., you’ll get to see more guests as we highlight the local people and happenings that make Tampa Bay so special. That will regularly include reporter Anthony Allred, who will showcase neighborhoods and towns that you tell us are Gr8!

“Make Today Gr8 with Gayle and Leigh” will focus on the great people of Tampa Bay. Social Media Reporter Lila Gross will be tuning in from the Digital Desk to show us what stories are trending in the Tampa Bay area.

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The News Channel 8’s production team has less than five minutes every morning to change the set from the traditional news look to the softer 8 a.m. set. During that short time, the set background changes color, desks get wheeled in new directions, chairs are set up, cameras are moved, and finally the coffee break area is set up. When the catchy music rolls at 8 a.m., it looks like a new place. We hope you’ll join us.

Be sure to find us on Great38 by switching the channel from 7 to 9 a.m. weekdays:

  • Spectrum HD 1006
  • Frontier HD 514
  • Direct TV HD 38
  • DISH HD 38
  • Comcast HD 435

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