March is National Women’s History Month, and WFLA is celebrating some of the most remarkable women in the Tampa Bay region. A panel of judges selected four finalists from nearly 200 essays written by people who know and admire them.

Lt. Col. Karen Mertes (Ret.)

Lt. Col. Karen Mertes was just months away from fulfilling 20 years of service in the US Air Force and on target to become a full colonel when an unfortunate twist of fate turned her world upside down. Yet she refused to allow this misfortune to dictate her destiny. Read More…

Dr. Robin Moore

You may be familiar with the story of Doctor Dolittle, a fictitious naturalist who was able to speak with animals. But in Largo, there is a veterinarian who has a similar connection with her animal patients. Dr. Robin Moore has a busy practice at East Bay Animal Hospital treating dogs, cats, and many exotic species, and in the process, she’s been able to accomplish some remarkable things. Read More…



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