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Longtime Fox 13 sports director Chip Carter signs off tonight

Chip Carter retires from WTVT-Channel 13 after 31 years in broadcasting.

Chip Carter retires from WTVT-Channel 13 after 31 years in broadcasting.

TAMPA — One of the most recognizable faces in Tampa Bay broadcast journalism will sign off tonight.

Chip Carter, a longtime sports anchor for WTVT-Ch. 13, will say goodbye after 31 years in the business. Viewers can tune into his last broadcast at 6:50 p.m.

Carter, 58, anchored Fox 13's Monday-to-Friday sportscasts at 5:30, 6, 10 and 11 p.m. He also anchored the station's Tampa Bay Buccaneers pregame and postgame specials. He joined Fox 13 in 1988, when the Bucs were the only major sports franchise in Tampa Bay, and announced his retirement earlier this month.

For more on Carter's career and his reasons for retiring, check out this recent story by Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer Claire McNeill.

Longtime Fox 13 sports director Chip Carter signs off tonight 02/26/16 [Last modified: Friday, February 26, 2016 11:55am]
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