FOX 13 WITH CHIP CARTERTEAM GOOGLE- MEGAN FOLEY AND ALI SETTEL
• Visited Chip Carter at Fox 13 on Monday, April 4th • Chip gave us a tour of the entire studio - We saw the production room, the weather room/Omni Center, the sports room, the green room, the news room, the morning broadcast area and we were even able to sit in on a live evening news broadcast!• Introduced us to his fellow employees/good friends -Paul Dellegatto, Denise White and Mark Wilson to name a few
ALL ABOUT….CHIP CARTERSPORTS DIRECTOR FOR FOX 13 NEWS* Chip originally wanted to be a lawyer; he studied English with Pre-Law minor at the University of New Hampshire. His dad was a hockey coach and Chip got involved announcing the games for fun. He fell in love with it and decided to switch his major to Broadcasting.*His good friend was news director in another market up north and got promoted to VP of news in Tampa and brought Chip with him.*Started in 1988 at what was then CBS and is now FOX*Sports Anchor for all 3 shows, sideline reporter for FOX Sports, NASCAR for FOX News with Shepard Smith and mainly covers Rays, Lightning and USF. - Chip has a staff of 7 and is an Emmy award winning sports director
WHAT DOES CHIP CARTER HAVE TO SAY?“ The hours can get kind of long sometimes…they can be anywhere from 2pm until Midnight or 9am until Midnight. It just depends on the season and what is going on during that time…but it’s all worth it in the end.”“ I love covering USF stuff, especially USF football! We film a sit-down every Tuesday with Skip Holtz called ‘Skip and Chip’ and it’s kind of a little personality show….that guys a riot!”“ What’s really fun is you get to meet really cool people! Yeah, I get to go to almost every major sporting event in the country but I also get to do a lot of different things with the people that are the best in the business. I have been hang-gliding and scuba diving with the best of the best…so that is definitely one of the coolest parts of my job.”
Denise White & Mark WilsonCOMMERCIAL BREAK DURING A LIVE TAPING
WE ALSO GOT TO MEET… PAUL DELLEGATTO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST FOR FOX 13 AND CHIP’S BEST FRIEND.
HOME IS WHERE THE STUDIO IS!WE DEFINITELY FELT AT HOME DURING OUR TIME SPENT AT FOX 13. THE ATMOSPHERE WAS IDEAL; WE WERE ABLE TO MEET SOME OF THE NICEST AND MOST GENUINE PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE ALL VERY GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO (and what we hope to do one day). WE HAD SUCH AN INCREDIBLE TIME…WE COULD HAVE STAYED THERE ALL DAY IF SOMEONE LET US! THIS TRIP DEFINITELY REASSURED OUR CHOSEN CAREER PATH. WE BOTH LOOK FORWARD TO PURSUING A CAREER IN BROADCAST NEWS.