Life is full of surprises and for John Sabol, one big surprise is sitting in his news anchor chair at WFTS, Tampa, Florida.
When he was building a sports portfolio at Kent State University and honing his reporting skills at WOWK, Charleston West Virginia, little did John know that he’d eventually be both a sports and news anchor. Then, WFTS General Manager, Rich Pegram, thought John was a news natural and now, three years later, the proof is in the ratings. John’s weekend newscasts are among his station's best-rated newscasts. John is also the station's weekend sports anchor and reporter.
John says he still loves sports but that “news-thing” has grabbed him.
John is a native of Hudson, Ohio, the youngest of five kids, married to his high school sweetheart, Alyssa, and a Broadcast Journalism graduate from Kent State University. He and Alyssa love to travel, spend time with family, and always hang with their golden retriever, Myla.
8+ years of news and sports
Kent State University '08
B.S. Broadcast News
Minor, political science