J.B. Biunno #HeyJB

J.B. is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning digital anchor on WFLA Now, an interactive news streaming platform he designed and built for Florida news.

Reaching people through live streaming and the hashtag #HeyJB, J.B. anchors our breaking news coverage for online audiences watching on the WFLA app, WFLA.com and our social media platforms. He also hosts Tracking the Tropics, an Emmy-winning interactive show on hurricane season for Nexstar television stations across the country.

J.B. comes to sunny Tampa Bay from our sister station WKRG in Mobile, Alabama where he was named “Alabama Reporter of the Year” four times in four years. Among his many stories on the Gulf Coast, J.B. flew with the Hurricane Hunters into the eye of Hurricane Irma as the massive storm made the turn toward Tampa Bay in 2017. On the tech beat, J.B. has produced health and consumer series such as “Digital Dangers” and “Smartphone Savings.” Earlier in his career, he was an anchor on WENY-TV in New York and worked as a Bureau Chief in Delaware for WBOC.

At WFLA, J.B. has become a proponent of interactive journalism, working with developers around the world on technology that powers real-time audience interaction. He’s helped lead digital coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, Super Bowls LIII, LIV, and LV, and the disappearance of Gabby Petito, for which he was named Best Digital Journalist in Florida by the FABJ. His eight days of online coverage of Hurricane Michael when television transmitters were damaged in the Florida Panhandle earned a regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award in 2019.

J.B., a University at Albany alum, couldn’t be more thrilled to be in Tampa Bay with his wife Devan, who is a Tampa native. Coming from New York, he’s a diehard Yankees fan and also a boxing junkie, watching the sport as much as he can. You can reach him at jbiunno@wfla.com

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