(from Examiner.com) - news anchor Lauren Dorsett will be presented with the Broadcaster’s Club of Florida “Rising Star Award” for 2012 at its next luncheon on Friday March 9 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the SaraBay Golf and Country Club in Sarasota, FL. The award is in recognition of Ms. Dorsett’s exceptional contributions to the Sarasota/Bradenton community, both on-the-air, and for her off-the-air civic service….Cont….
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As Florida News Center reported last week, Lauren Dorsett is joining Sarasota’s WWSB. Dorsett joins the station from WTXL, replacing veteran anchor Heidi Godman. As stated in the official press release below, she will be the new lead anchor. Read on below…
(from WWSB Press Release) - WWSB, ABC 7 announced today that Lauren Dorsett will join the station as a News Anchor. Beginning on Thursday, April 29th Lauren will anchor ABC 7 News at 5 and 5:30pm in addition to co-anchoring ABC 7 News at 6pm with Scott Dennis.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Lauren to ABC 7,” says News Director Jason Wildenstein. “She is a proven journalist who will continue to bring Suncoast viewers the high level of professionalism they expect.” Dorsett comes to the Suncoast from WTXL in Tallahassee where she worked as the 5pm News Anchor and Health Reporter. “I’m so pleased to join the team here at ABC 7,” says Dorsett. “And I’m looking forward to getting to know the Suncoast and becoming part of this beautiful community.”
Lauren grew up in Simi Valley, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. Not ready to leave the west coast, she stayed and attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Television Production with an emphasis on Journalism.
After leaving Los Angeles, Dorsett became a reporter for KCFW in Montana. Her experience there landed her an anchor position for “Montana Today” at KECI in Missoula, where she received the E.B. Craney Award for the state’s top female broadcaster in 2005. Her next step brought Lauren to Tallahassee where she’s spent the past 5 years at WTXL as an Anchor and Reporter.
After twenty two years at Sarasota’s WWSB, veteran anchor Heidi Godman signed off the air last night. She said that she plans on staying in the Sarasota area and closed with a thank you her to family, friends, fellow WWSB’ers and Suncoast viewers.
As Florida News Center reported in March, WWSB and Godman could not come to an agreement on a new contract/new duties at the station. A day later Godman announced that she was leaving. As we reported earlier this week, Lauren Dorsett is joining WWSB to fill Godman’s anchor chair. Dorsett comes from WWSB’s Tallahassee sister station, WTXL.
Watch Heidi Godman sign off below, followed by a montage of her years at WWSB