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Reporter Sean Daly to leave Tampa Bay Times for full-time TV gig

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Tampa Bay Times pop culture reporter Sean Daly is leaving print media to return to television full time.

In an announcement, Daly – who also serves as features reporter for Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS-TV – would not give many details about the move to television, but he did say it would put him in “96 million homes.”

Daly has been with the Times since July 2005, serving as a pop music, tourism and retail critic. Prior to coming to Florida, he was pop music critic for The Washington Post.

Daly broke the news of his departure in a Facebook post:

FIRST THE BUMMER NEWS: After almost 10 years of hellzapoppin’ prose (start date: July 5, 2005), I am leaving the Tampa Bay Times. I’ll gush & sob about this place and these tremendous people a few posts down the road. NOW THE GOOD NEWS: I am returning to TV…in 96 million homes. Alas, gotta be coy with details for a few more days, but we’re about to find out what the rest of America thinks of my hair. Let’s be friends, South Dakota. Let’s be friends. Stay tuned. XO, SD

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