One of the 10 News Investigators, Noah Pransky has been with WTSP since April 2009. But he traces his broadcasting roots back to the age of 10, when he reported his first story on Boston's WBZ radio.
Since then, he graduated from Needham (Mass.) High School, earned a broadcast journalism degree from Boston University, covered the Georgia Bulldogs in Northeast Georgia, and more recently, worked in both sports and news for the ABC and NBC affiliates in Fort Myers.
Noah's investigations watch out for Florida taxpayers and consumers, but he also covers political and higher education beats for 10 News. His reports, influential in helping USF fight off potentially-devastating budget cuts in 2012, were honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
Noah also covers the developments in the Rays' Stadium Saga, but his experience in professional sports goes back more than a decade. He covered numerous teams and numerous new stadium campaigns while working as a sports reporter, but he also worked for the Boston Red Sox twice, including as the team's mascot, "Wally the Green Monster," from 2000-2001 and as the Sox' Spring Training Public Address Announcer from 2008-2009.
Noah's been honored with consecutive Emmys for Investigative Reporting, three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Sports Reporting, and more than a dozen Florida Associated Press awards.
But not all of his experiences in front of the camera have been positive; in 1999, he was humiliated as a contestant on Hollywood Squares, failing to win a single dollar and drawing the ridicule of Venus & Serena Williams.
Noah has bounced back more recently, running the 2009 Boston Marathon and winning more than a dozen competitive eating contests around Tampa Bay. He combined his two talents to finish in the top-10 of Raleigh's famous Krispy Kreme Challenge.
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