WFLA meteorologist Brooks Garner announced on Facebook that he will be leaving Tampa and joining the weather department at KHOU-TV in Houston.
“I am so privileged to have been granted the opportunity to be a part of WFLA for the past three years”, Garner wrote in his post. “The people of News Channel 8 make this place so special and will be sincerely missed. Today, I’m excited to announce that I have been invited to join the weather team at KHOU in Houston starting in May. Thank you to all who’ve made my experience in Tampa Bay something I’ll always treasure. Your kind words and well wishes have been truly humbling.”
Garner joined WFLA-TV in March 2012 from WIS-TV in Columbia, SC.
Bowling has a new home on television. The Professional Bowlers Association and CBS Sports Network have entered into a multi-year television agreement that features a series of five telecasts originating from the new GEICO PBA Summer Swing in Milwaukee in June.
The agreement, announced Tuesday includes five two-hour telecasts featuring stepladder finalists from four PBA Summer Swing events, and concludes with a GEICO PBA Summer King of the Swing special event featuring the top five competition points leaders from the Summer Swing events.
Summer Swing telecasts debut Tuesday, June 11 (7:00 p.m.) on CBS Sports Network and continue for five consecutive Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
The Badger Open finals will air on June 11, the Wolf Open on June 18, the Bear Open on June 25, the Milwaukee Open on July 2 and the GEICO PBA Summer King of the Swing on July 9. All will be two-hour, five-player stepladder finals.
The PBA Tour had been airing on ESPN 2 for the past decade. Before that, it was a staple on the ABC Network for more than 30 years with Chris Schenkel and Nelson Burton Jr. serving as the show’s announcers.
Pete “The Prophet” joined me on “The Puck Stops Here” last night to talk some NHL at the halfway point of the season, proposed realignment and who will make a run at the playoffs. Click here to view.
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