Gayle Guyardo co-anchors News Channel 8 Today with Marco Villarreal each morning from 4:30-7am. Gayle also does weekly segments on interesting people places and fact about the Tampa Bay Area – As a 3rd generation Tampa native Gayle is passionate about shining the spotlight on our community.
Gayle came to News Channel 8 after helping to launch an independent television station in Sarasota, Florida. Before returning to Florida’s west coast, Guyardo worked as a Capitol City reporter for Montgomery, Alabama’s ABC affiliate. She later anchored the “Good Morning Alabama” segment and was the station’s evening weather anchor.
A graduate of Auburn University, Gayle holds a degree in communications. She also attended Northwestern University in a specialized theater and communications program. While in college, she interned at several television stations, including WTOG Channel 44 in Tampa Bay.
Gayle is always on the lookout for ‘gr8 Inspirations’ in Tampa Bay. People through their jobs, volunteerism, or just the way they live their lives make an impact in Tampa Bay.
You can find those stories both on WFLA and WTTA Great 38.
In the 8 a.m. hour of Gayle partners with meteorologist Leigh Spann for their “Let’s Try It” segment – where the two get hands on with what hot in Tampa Bay. It’s one more way for Gayle to connect with people in her hometown and surrounding communities to find out what makes the Tampa Bay area so special.
Gayle and her husband Mark who also grew up in Tampa raise four little girls Katie, Lindsay, Ali and Ella.