Political Connections, the Tampa Bay area’s version of Meet The Press, has featured Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Adam Smith as its co-host along with Al Reuschel since 2006.
But that relationship will end after the March 8 broadcast. Smith’s name has already been removed from the program’s website.
That news was omitted on Thursday when the Times reported on their new joint broadcast with WTSP-Channel 10, to be called 10 News Sunday Morning With the Tampa Bay Times that debuts this Sunday. Sources say that the wheels were put in motion for Channel 10 and the Times to collaborate after Bay News 9 creator Elliot Wiser left to become the president and general manager of WTSP in the summer of 2013.
The Times‘ did report that their relationship with Bay News 9 was “expiring.”