Jack Royer, WFLA NEWS

Jack Royer


Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Jack:

JP Morgan Chase CEO says ‘Florida is good for business’

In an exclusive interview with News Channel 8, JP Morgan Chase Chairman & CEO Jamie Dimon said Florida is a good state for business. → Read More

Former clients of Christopher Reynolds speak about alleged wrongdoing

Three of Christopher Reynolds’ former clients spoke to 8 On Your Side about allegations against the personal injury attorney who was arrested Monday on 15 charges of grand theft and money laundering. → Read More

Chaos on the Causeway as suspect leads police on miles long chase

A suspect who hasn’t been identified is in police custody after leading authorities on a chase that began in Clearwater and ended at the Ben T. Davis boat ramp along the Courtney Campbell Causeway on Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

St. Pete residents weigh in on Gas Plant District development plans

Residents in St. Pete got to weigh in on the Gas Plant District Redevelopment at a public input meeting Wednesday. Four developers presented briefs on their 100-plus page plans to transform the historic site, which includes Tropicana Field. → Read More

Christmas tree honoring veterans stolen from Venice neighborhood

In the Bay Indies Resort Community, a park at the center is dedicated to honoring military veterans. This Christmas, the local veterans club had a new idea: put up a Christmas tree and hang dog tags on the branches, each with the name of a veteran someone wanted to honor. → Read More

Tampa launches mobility app aimed at simplifying transportation

The City of Tampa is partnering with Moovit to launch a new app as part of a new initiative called Mobility as a Service. → Read More

Tampa International Airport holds second meeting outlining master plan

The Tampa International Airport is preparing for phase 3 of its master plans, which includes building Airside D, a new terminal set for a 2027 completion. → Read More

Metropolitan Ministries gearing up to help families ahead of holidays

Tampa-based non-profit Metropolitan Ministries is preparing for its busy season. Each year, its holiday tents open up to lend help to families facing hardship. → Read More

3 things to keep in mind as inflation hits 40-year high

New data out Wednesday shows the inflation rate rising to 9.1 percent. The increased cost of goods from gas to groceries all contributed to the rise. → Read More

Business gives St. Pete boy new walker after his gets stolen off porch

A 15-year-old boy has a new walker he needs to move around independently, thanks to a St. Petersburg business owner who donated a new one to the family in their time of need. → Read More

Fallen officer’s son sworn in 8 years after father’s death

Officer Andrew Kondek was sworn in Thursday as an officer for the Tampa International Airport Police Department, eight years after his police officer father was killed in the line of duty. → Read More

Bolts fans watch Game 1 inside Amelie Arena

With the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Amelie Arena was still packed with Bolts fans who wanted to join the watch party and cheer on the team. → Read More

Lightning fans pack Amelie Arena for Game 5 watch party

Even with the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road against the New York Rangers for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Amelie Arena was filled with fans for a watch party. → Read More

WFLA Icon Gayle Sierens inducted into Sports Club of Tampa Bay Hall of Fame

Gayle Sierens, longtime News Channel 8 anchor and sportscaster was inducted into the Sports Club of Tampa Bay’s Hall of Fame Wednesday evening along with 5 other honorees. → Read More

Bay area parents consider schooling options after Texas tragedy

In the aftermath of the elementary school shooting in Texas, many parents are wondering about the best ways to address the tragedy with their own children. → Read More

Search for missing swimmer in Pinellas County continues, locals hopeful

The search for a missing swimmer will enter its second full day Friday in John’s Pass after four swimmers were swept out to sea but only three returned. → Read More

Lightning Fans celebrate Game 6 win in Thunder Alley

Tampa Bay Lightning fans celebrated a victory in Game 6 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Thursday. → Read More

Florida redistricting plan draws new legal challenges

While the new map faces legal challenges, it is unlikely any challenge in the court system will stop the maps from being used in the upcoming midterm elections. → Read More

Florida veteran supports ‘Honor Flight’ through new wine label

He’s trying to raise money and awareness for the next ‘Honor Flight’ to take American war veterans to see the memorials in Washington, D.C. dedicated to their service. → Read More

Florida leaders ‘elated’ as Jackson confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The historic confirmation vote of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is drawing praise from elected leaders in Tampa who call the moment a bright spot for Black women and girls. “It just reminded me of when I was a little girl and the excitement I had of becoming a lawyer someday. And […] → Read More