Rod Carter

Rod Carter anchors News Channel 8’s weekend evening newscasts at 6 pm and 11 pm and reports general assignment three days a week.  

He is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Rod is very active in the community as host of hundreds of community events throughout Florida, Alabama and, of course, Tampa Bay. 

Rod routinely mentors students in journalism and is a teacher for the NABJ-FAMU Journalism Short Course every year, instructing students in broadcast during an intensive weekend course. 

Rod has covered a number of stories throughout his career, including being the only local reporter embedded with the NAACP on the historic March on Washington 50th anniversary and the Selma Jubilee.   Rod is corresponding secretary of The Tampa Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Immediate Past President of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists. He is member of the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition.  He is also on the Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association, a member of the Board of Visitors for the FAMU School of Journalism, a Life member of the FAMU National Alumni Association, a Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board member and corresponding secretary of the Crescent Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Tampa Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Rod is a member of Beulah Baptist Institutional Church.

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