Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Men 2011: Keith Cate

November 25, 2013 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: 10 Leading Men, Editorial, People | Tags: Channel 8, Keith Cate, WFLA


Keith Cate,

Anchor, WFLA-TV (Channel 8)

What he’s wearing: sport coat by Corneliani; shirt by Armani; pant by Zanella; pocket square by SFAMC; shoes by Ferragamo

Benevolent project: Feed America Tampa Bay

Top 3 songs on your iPod: “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen, “I’ve Got the World on a String,” Frank Sinatra, “A Boy Named Sue,” Johnny Cash

Bay area’s best-kept secret: Kirbys Mens Wear (back room specials)

Most ridiculous fashion purchase: Ties, Ties Ties

Always in my fridge: Toll House Break and Bake Cookies (oatmeal and raisin)

Guilty pleasure: Spending all day on the golf course.

New Year’s resolution: To lose the same 10 pounds I resolved to lose last year

Can’t live without: My wife and family

My hero: Bay area law enforcement officers and the men and women of our armed forces

Greatest extravagance: A new BMW 325 I bought in 1995 and drove for nearly 300,000 miles

Pet peeve: Laziness

I’d travel 5,000 miles to see: The Holy Land

Favorite clothing designer: Canali

What inspires me: My faith

Dream vacation: A trip to Rome with my wife, Paula

Finish this sentence: I love Tampa Bay because… Great people, great weather, great job.

Last meal on Earth: Fleming’s steak and potatoes with a glass of wine and a slice of Wright’s Gourmet Coconut Cake

All-time favorite film: All the President’s Men, of course

Favorite theater candy: No candy for me. I’m all about the bowl of popcorn and coke at Cinebistro

Most memorable career moment: Being on the shores of Normandy, France on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day with the troops who stormed the beach on June 6, 1944

I keep my Emmy’s: In my home office