Bobeth Yates

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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 11:44 am, Wed Nov 12, 2014.

Thanks for clicking to find out more about me. First things first, I'm sure you're wondering where my name comes from. Well, to answer that question is.... I really don't know. My mom says she heard it somewhere and liked it. Go figure. I know it's not what you were thinking, none the less, I do enjoy having a unique name. And, if you think my first name is weird you should hear my middle name.

I joined ABC 7 in November of 2012 as a general assignment reporter. Before moving to the Suncoast I reported at the Fox affiliate in Fort Myers. I also reporter at TV stations in Savannah, Georgia; Panama City, Florida; and Great Falls, Montana. Along the way I've covered everything from presidential elections to bake sales. But regardless of the topic, my goal is to present both sides of the story, hopefully righting some wrongs, and giving a voice to those who would not normally have one.

I received my Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a Bachelors in Communications from Florida State University. In my spare time I like to travel and explore new things. So, if you see me around, please don't hesitate to say hi. I may even tell you my middle name.

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