St. Petersburg's public works spokesman returns to television

Bill Logan, who was hired during the city's sewage crisis, left his job Feb. 1.
Bill Logan, who was hired by the city of St. Petersburg in 2016 to be the spokesman for the Public Works Department, left his job Feb. 1 to return to television. [Times (2017)]
Bill Logan, who was hired by the city of St. Petersburg in 2016 to be the spokesman for the Public Works Department, left his job Feb. 1 to return to television. [Times (2017)]
Published February 11

ST. PETERSBURG — Bill Logan, the city's public works spokesman who was brought on in the midst of the city's sewage crisis, recently left his job.

His departure gave way to a return to television, where he spent more than two decades before becoming a civil servant.

Logan, 57, was hired by St. Petersburg in the fall of 2016 to do communications on behalf of the city's embattled Public Works Department, which was struggling to contain an ongoing sewage disaster that resulted in the spilling of more than 1 billion gallons. His $90,000 salary raised the eyebrows of at least one City Council member at the time.

Before that, he spent nearly 12 years on air as a meteorologist at WFTS-Channel 28 in Tampa. He also spent time at the Home Shopping Network and WTSP-Channel 10, and also worked in media relations for Walt Disney World.

He holds a degree from Towson University in Baltimore and a broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University.

Logan's last day with the city was Feb. 1, and he was introduced on air last week at WWSB in Sarasota as a reporter and 7 p.m. anchor.

The Public Works Department won't replace Logan, according to city spokesman Ben Kirby. Instead the marketing department will take over communications.

Kirby said the city wished Logan well as he pursued new paths.

Logan couldn't be reached.

Contact Josh Solomon at jsolomon@tampabay.com or (813) 909-4613. Follow @ByJoshSolomon.

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