SARASOTA, Florida - WTSP, Tampa Bay's CBS affiliate announced the opening of a new newsroom dedicated to serving Sarasota and Manatee counties.
The 10 News Sarasota Newsroom will be located inside WSRQ 106.9 FM and 1220 AM, the news/talk radio stations located in downtown Sarasota.
Sarasota reporter Isabel Mascareñas, along with 10 News photojournalist Tim Burquest will be based in the newsroom, allowing 10 News to quickly cover breaking news and events in the Sarasota area. "Our commitment is to thoroughly cover news in our entire Tampa Bay market", said WTSP News Director Peter Roghaar. "There are a lot of great things happening in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton and we want to make sure we are providing news coverage every day. Isabel and Tim live in Sarasota and are passionate about reporting in their hometowns. Partnering with WSRQ and its strong local ownership is a win-win."
10 News will also provide video, weather radar and custom Sarasota weather forecasts for sarasotatalkradio.com, WSRQ's website. "Our goal is to focus specifically on Sarasota issues," explains WSRQ General Manager Susan Nilon. "This partnership with 10 News allows for even better coverage of the wonderful place we call home."