Just got news that WSVN anchor Charles Billi will be leaving the station in February 2011. A memo went out to everyone at WSVN today announcing his departure. I’m told he plans to focus on his net venture BigTampa.com.
Charles Billi joined WSVN as a reporter in 1998, they promoted him to an anchor of the weekend newscasts when Charles Perez left WSVN for the ABC affiliate in New York City. Billi got promoted again in 2008 to weekdays alongside Lynn Martinez when then WSVN anchor Tom Haynes left for the FOX affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia.
The internet tubes win again.
More as we get it
/hat tip to all who sent us the news/
memo sent to staff after the jumpAlice Jacobs, VP of News, Sunbeam TV
After 12 years together, Charles Billi and 7 News have decided to part ways. Charles is now going to devote his time to his new endeavor, BIGTAMPA.COM.Tampa’s first and only cosmopolitan flash website. Charles has been working on this for quite a while, and it’s his dream to promote Tampa and everything it has to offer. He will be moving to Tampa at some point, but will remain with 7 News until February. We wish Charles all the best – we know he’ll be successful in this new adventure.