Joe Gumm, author and commercial actor, is new morning anchor at WTSP-Ch. 10
St. Petersburg CBS affiliate WTSP-Ch. 10 has finally ended its search for a new morning anchor, hiring Joe Gumm from Oklahoma City Fox station KOKH-TV.
Gumm replaces morning anchor Keith Jones, who left WTSP in July for a job in Miami.
The new anchor has an eclectic and varied resume, including stints as an anchor/reporter for Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Oklahoma, eight years as an ESPN Radio anchor in Dallas, a travel series with his wife and four daughters dubbed Traveling with the Tribe and three books since 2005, including From Humor to Hormones: A Man's Guide to a Pregnant Wife and a New Life.
"He's got real good personality, he understands news well and...that travel series stuck out for me when I saw it on his resume," said Peter Roghaar, news director at WTSP. "When he came in and did the run-throughs with (morning anchor Ginger Gadsden, they hit it off pretty well."
Gumm officially starts work at the station Oct. 15, but he may not surface on air until a few days later or the following week, Roghaar said. He'll join Gadsden, forecaster Bobby Deskins and traffic reporter Lorena Rabago.
Gumm also appeared in an ad for Wingstop restaurants with Troy Aikman; check it out below: