A Tampa Bay weatherman's dog just delivered a perfect forecast

Give that dog a tie and more airtime.

click to enlarge A Tampa Bay weatherman's dog just delivered a perfect forecast
Screengrab via FOX13


A very good boy named Brody interrupted a weather forecast by WTVT’s chief meteorologist Paul Dellegatto, and this is exactly the kind of television Tampa Bay needs right now.

As you can see in the video, which was recorded April 16, Brody apparently knocked Dellegatto’s computer, which disabled the weather graphics, but resulted in the meteorologist being forced to welcome the large golden retriever on his lap for the remainder of the segment. 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, rain showers, high temps, blah blah blah. Show us more of that dog!

The entire clip is near perfect TV. Notice the picture of a golden retriever on Dellegatto’s desk (*chef kissing fingers gesture). Plus, Dellegatto does an excellent job at delivering the weather report while his massive pup begs for snacks. 


However, things started to deteriorate when Brody turned his attention to Dellegatto’s cameraman, who was positioned outside for social distancing. “Oh boy, oh boy,” says Dellegatto. “He’s jumping up looking for Craig outside the window.” Brody’s head then occupies most of the camera, which is actually good. "That’s not good,” says Dellegatto. 

But luckily everyone else loved it. “That’s alright, Brody. We enjoyed every minute of that,” said noon anchor Linda Hurtado.

Seriously, give that dog a tie and more airtime. 

Dellegatto told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the dog picture on his desk is of his previous golden retriever "Sparky," who passed away last year at the age of 12. "Everything about the video is so golden retriever," said Dellegatto, "hitting my computer screen, yawning, jumping on the window looking for Craig. They are a great breed!"

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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