Television journalists Denise White and Hetal Gandhi have been hired by WUSF Public Media to launch a television program University Beat about the University of South Florida.
White, the former 25-year veteran news anchor for WTVT-Ch. 13, the local Fox affiliate, is the host of University Beat. Gandhi is a correspondent on the show. Previously, she worked at local outlets, including WTVT and WTSP-Ch. 10, the local CBS affiliate. In addition, Gandhi helped launch the national investigative news program, Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson for the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
"These are two experienced and highly talented journalists, and we're so proud they are helping launch this new venture for USF," WUSF Public Media general manager JoAnn Urofsky said in a statement. "This show will help shine a spotlight on the amazing work at USF that benefits all of us here in Tampa Bay and beyond."
University Beat will air at 6:30 p.m. Sundays on WUSF-Ch. 16. The 30-minute show will highlight developments at USF, student academic programs, faculty research programs, economic development initiatives and other topics.
The program debuted Sunday.