Times sports writer's weekly talk show debuts Tuesday on Catch 47

By Times Staff
Published August 5, 2007

A new 30-minute sports talk show, hosted by St. Petersburg Times sports writer Tom Jones and featuring sports journalists from the Tampa Bay area, debuts Tuesday on Catch 47, Tampa Bay Sports Television.

The show, Catch 47's Press Box, will air every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and is an extension of the sports partnership between the Times and Catch 47.

"This takes our cooperation to another level and it's the viewers and readers of the region who benefit," said Times executive editor Neil Brown.

The roundtable discussion will include local newspaper, radio and television sports journalists debating local and national issues and controversies.

"There's nothing like Catch 47's Press Box on TV in the Tampa Bay area," said Elliott Wiser, group vice president for Bright House Networks. "This is an exciting first for local sports fans."