Rod Carter is an award winning broadcaster who anchors News Channel 8’s weekend evening newscasts at 6 pm, 8 pm and 11 pm.
He is also a general assignment reporter three days a week. Rod is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee and is a a Life member of the FAMU National Alumni Association.
He is very active as host, moderator or speaker of hundreds of community events throughout Tampa Bay and the state of Florida.
He also coaches and guides upcoming journalists as a mentor. For years he has been the lead teacher for the NABJ-FAMU Journalism Short Course, instructing students in broadcast during an intensive weekend course.
Rod is on the board of the National Association of Black Journalists, as Region III Director. He oversees dozens of professional and student chapters across several states. He is Immediate Past President of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists.
Outside journalism, Rod is a a proud Life Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and is the 2nd Vice President and a charter member of the Sigma Xi Sigma chapter in Tampa.
Rod is active in the community as part of the Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association, the Board of Visitors for the FAMU School of Journalism, the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition, a member of the NAACP, and a member of the Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board which recognizes outstanding student athletes and coaches.