ABC 7 News at 5, 5:30, and 6pm

ABC 7 covers the latest local News and Weather on the Florida Suncoast including Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, DeSoto, and Hardee counties.


Hayley Wielgus

Hayley Wielgus anchors ABC 7 News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. She is also one of the station's health reporters.

  • Bob Harrigan

    ABC 7's Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan has been forecasting Suncoast weather for 28 years. You can watch Bob's forecasts weekdays at 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm and 11 pm.

  • Scott Dennis

    For the past 29 years, Scott has been behind the anchor desk at ABC 7, covering the stories and events that have shaped our community. He's been with ABC 7 since 1985, and anchors ABC 7 News at Noon and co-anchors ABC 7 News at 5 and 6. Scott came to ABC 7 as a weekend sports anchor from WUFT-TV in Gainesville, FL. In 1989, he was promoted to Sports Director, and then moved into the news anchor seat in the fall of 1995 as co-anchor of First News at 5. In January of 1999 Scott became co-anchor of ABC 7 News at 6 and ABC 7 News at 11. In 2010, Scott became co-anchor of ABC 7 News at 5 and 6. Scott has lived in Sarasota most of his life, moving here from Batavia, NY when he was 12 years old. He graduated from Riverview High School and from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. "Journalism is about trust, and you have to earn that trust from viewers every day," says Scott. "I've lived here most of my life, so this is home to me. I've got a ves…



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