Rod Carter anchors News Channel 8’s weekend evening newscasts at 6 pm and 11 pm and is a general assignment reporter three days a week.
He is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
Rod is very active in the community as host of hundreds of community events throughout Florida and Alabama and of course Tampa Bay.
Rod routinely mentors students in journalism and is a teacher for the NABJ-FAMU Journalism Short Course every year, instructing students in broadcast during an intensive weekend course.
Rod is the Region 3 Director for the National Association of Black Journalists and Immediate Past President of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists.
Rod is 2nd Vice President and a charter member of the Sigma Xi Sigma chapter of The Tampa Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
He is member of the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition.
He is also on the Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association, a member of the Board of Visitors for the FAMU School of Journalism, a Life member of the FAMU National Alumni Association, a Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board member and corresponding secretary of the Crescent Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Tampa Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.