J.B. Biunno

J.B. is an award-winning digital anchor, television reporter and “jack-of-all-trades” who joined WFLA News Channel 8 in August 2018.

Though J.B. appears on television in NewsChannel 8’s evening newscasts, you’ll see him more commonly in the palm of your hand on WFLA NOW, a digitally-exclusive news streaming platform he designed and built for Florida news. 

Most known for his stories as a technology reporter, J.B. comes to sunny Tampa Bay from our sister station WKRG-TV in Mobile, Alabama, the city he will frequently remind people is the original home of Mardi Gras. Over his four years in Alabama, J.B. was recognized as “Alabama Reporter of the Year” four times, setting the state record.

Among his many stories on the Gulf Coast, J.B. boarded a 12-hour Hurricane Hunters flight into the eye of Hurricane Irma a few hours before the monstrous storm reached Tampa Bay. On the tech beat, J.B.’s series such as “Digital Dangers” and “Smartphone Savings” earned a multitude of awards from different broadcast organizations in the southeastern United States. 

Before his years on the Gulf Coast, J.B. was an anchor on WENY-TV in upstate New York and worked as a Bureau Chief in Delaware for WBOC.  Similar to a utility player in baseball, J.B. has been used in almost every role there is in the modern-day newsroom, from building websites, to storm-chasing, to covering multiple College Football National Championships. 

J.B., a proud University at Albany alum, couldn’t be more thrilled to be in Tampa Bay with his fiance 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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