Pitmaster, Lee Ann Whippen Compete’s in Food Network Show



BLOOM is Tampa Bay’s only daily 1-hour TV show focusing on health & lifestyle.

BLOOM covers the topics of health & medicine, nutrition, fitness, beauty, wellness, kids health, sports medicine, holistic healing, mental health, relationships, and pet health. From THE DOCTOR IS IN segment featuring a doctor of the day to our RED CARPET TREATMENT showcasing the latest cosmetic procedures BLOOM will offer viewers the latest news and information on health and medicine.

BLOOM’s host is Registered Dietitian and Certified Fitness Trainer Carissa Galloway who is an expert on nutrition and fitness. Join host Carissa Galloway, RDN weekdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm on WTTA Great 38 and late night 3:00am – 4:00am on WFLA News Channel 8. Tune into BLOOM and watch your life grow!

Meet the host Carissa Galloway, RDN

Carissa Galloway is a Registered Dietitian and certified personal trainer with a diverse background in nutrition, fitness, and television hosting. Carissa is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert and has appeared nationally on E! TV, CBS College Sports, The Daily Buzz, and HSN both in the U.S. and Australia. Carissa has regularly appeared in nutrition segments on NBC New York, Fox 35 Orlando, NBC Denver, and other local TV markets across the country. Carissa is thrilled to be the new host of BLOOM, the daily 1-hour health & lifestyle TV show on WTTA Great 38 and WFLA News Channel 8 in Tampa-St. Petersburg.

Carissa has worked as a sports announcer for ESPN’s Wide World of Sports and CBS College Sports, and as the on-court emcee for the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Since 2005 Carissa has worked as a race announcer for RunDisney announcing events across the country. She has also served as the announcer for the Track Shack Running Series and has worked with the prestigious IronGirl Half, San Diego Half, Twin Cities Marathon, Lakeland Promise Run and hundreds of corporate and convention runs.

Carissa graduated Summa Cum Laude as Valedictorian from Keiser University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Prior to that she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Central Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is also a 6x marathoner and travel fanatic. She spends her free time running alongside her husband Westin or chasing after her 4-year old Claire.

Local award-winning pitmaster, Lee Ann Whippen, is competing on Food Network’s competition show, BBQ Brawl: Flay vs. Symon. No stranger to the screen, Whippen has appeared on BBQ with Bobby Flay, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, BBQ Pitmasters and Big Bad BBQ Brawl. Watch on Food Network, Thursday’s at 9pm.

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