An Emmy nominated journalist on Spectrum Bay News 9 for more than a decade, Roy De Jesus, is Your Midday News Anchor, weekdays beginning at Noon.
Roy De Jesus started his career at Spectrum Bay News 9 in 2004 as a producer for one of the first 24-hr Spanish language local TV news stations in the country, Bay News 9 en Español. He later would become the weekend anchor of the channel and main reporter. His work earned him numerous nominations and awards including an Emmy and the Individual achievement honors for television news reporting in a major market from the Associated Press.
Roy’s ability to report in two languages helped him transition into the main Bay News 9 news department and this is when his job got a little tastier. He helped create Chef's Kitchen, a weekly cooking segment that brought the cameras inside some of Tampa Bay's and Central Florida’s finest restaurants. In his more than six years covering the culinary arts, he interviewed distinguished top chefs and celebrity icons of gastronomy such as Food Network stars and other James Beard award-winning chefs. He was again nominated for an Emmy award for his journalism.
Roy soon became the Tampa Bay area's first Web Anchor/Reporter for BayNews9.com. Within a year BayNews9.com would end up winning the national Edward R. Morrow award–one of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Roy was later nominated for an Emmy for the third time.
Puerto Rican by birth, and a Florida Gator by choice, Roy began his television career at WUFT, the University of Florida’s PBS affiliate. He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering and in Journalism.
The second of six children, Roy loves cooking, traveling, and spending time with his wife Anna and their two children.