New Show to Bring Context and Clarity Around the Issues
Facing Tampa Bay and The State of Florida.
ABC Action News/WFTS-TV announces the launch of “Full Circle Florida.”This new, issue-focused show is an extension of the daily, award-winning journalism produced by the ABC Action News team. It will be hosted by News Anchor Paul LaGrone to air Sundays at 8:30 AM ET starting February 20th, 2022. It will also stream on ABC Action News PLUS and The Florida 24 Network.
“Full Circle Florida” is an opportunity to take the time to go in-depth on the big stories of the week in Tampa Bay and across Florida. LaGrone will help break down the issues with local and national experts. The news program is purposefully designed to provide thoughtful coverage of current events, to inform and engage our viewers, and create real conversations from different perspectives. It will push for answers to the problems facing Tampa Bay from the decision makers themselves.
“We debate, we discuss, we challenge viewpoints. At its best, this is a chance to not just recap the news you experienced this week, but to advance it forward, talking to the journalists who are telling the stories of our time and with the decision makers who are in a position of power and influence to affect the very issues we are reporting on and explaining,” says LaGrone.
About WFTS/ABC Action News
WFTS-TV is the primary ABC network affiliate for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota television market, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. WFTS/ABC Action News was the first broadcast station newscast in the Tampa Bay area to broadcast in high definition. ABC Action News has been named the Associated Press’ Best Overall News Operation for multiple years. ABC Action News leads the way providing local news and weather coverage on-air, on the web and on streaming platforms with ABC Action News PLUS. WFTS-TV is a Scripps Media station. For additional information, visit the WFTS-TV website at www.abcactionnews.com
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff, Court TV Mystery, Defy TV and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”