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December 17, 2019

Moms to Know

By Julie Tingley, KNOW Tampa and KNOW St. Pete/Clearwater

In motherhood, most of us would admit to missing details, never getting the full story or even being totally unaware of what day of the week it is. But for these moms who appear in front of an extensive Tampa Bay audience with the latest happenings and best parenting practices, being in the know  is all part of a day’s work! From breaking news and traffic reports to connecting with local leaders that influence education, recreation and community involvement for our children, these media mamas show up for every one of us over multiple counties just as much as they do for their own families. While they are the most approachable, most generous and authentic women you’ll meet, their professional roles in our local news outlets are sophisticated and captivating. Behind recognizable names like Bay News 9 and Tampa Bay Parenting, their stories are front-page worthy as inspiring mothers to KNOW!


Veronica Cintron spends her mornings chasing after her little girl and in the evenings, she delivers the weekday news on Spectrum News Bay News 9. A proud University of South Florida alumnus, she cultivated her love for journalism as a young girl growing up in Puerto Rico. From a very young age, Cintron’s mother and grandmother instilled in her the importance of being informed and the power that lies in knowledge. Since 2010, she has served as the evening anchor on Bay News 9 where viewers have gotten to know her as a friend who brings warmth and authenticity to the nightly news. Cintron has won numerous awards during her career, including the Suncoast Regional Emmy for Best Anchor.

Photo credit: Roohi Photography


As the creative and editorial director of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, Laura Byrne combines her two passions, motherhood and journalism. She and her husband purchased the established brand two years ago and have completely redesigned the magazine and its website to share even more local stories and fun events with families in Tampa Bay. She would never claim to be a parenting expert, which is why she loves sharing expertise from the EXPERTS, whether they are doctors, educators or party planners.

She and her husband also own TampaBayDateNightGuide.com, a website dedicated to connecting couples with fun things to do in Tampa Bay.

Before parenthood, Byrne was an award-winning television reporter who spent her career working at TV stations across the state of Florida. She hasn’t completely stepped away from the business and continues to freelance in the Tampa Bay market.

The mother of two serves with several local organizations including The Junior League of Tampa. One of her favorite ways to give back is volunteering with her sons’ schools. 

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