Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Fox 13 announces new sports director following Chip Carter's retirement

TAMPA — A new face is joining WTVT-Ch. 13 as sports director this week on the heels of Chip Carter's retirement.

Scott Smith, a sports anchor for Fox station WTTG in Washington, D.C., will appear in Fox 13's weekday newscasts at 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. He also will anchor the station's football segment "Tailgate Sunday."

"Scott Smith is a sports dynamo," vice president of news John Hoffman said in a statement.

"He is knowledgeable, likeable, and has an outstanding on-air personality."

Before his time in D.C., Smith worked as a reporter and sports anchor in Phoenix and Tulsa. He got his start in the San Francisco Bay area.

"It's amazing that I'm the fourth sports director in the station's existence," Smith said in a statement. "It says a lot about the station and the size of the boots I'm stepping into. I hope to earn the viewership of Bay Area sports fans and non-sports fans alike."

He begins Wednesday.

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