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Lauren Rowe is back on TV, sort of….

(edited from -You’re going to see former WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe in a commercial for 50 Floor, a flooring company.

“I have not become a professional pitchman,” Rowe said Thursday. “I do not see this as my future.” But Rowe is very much on camera in the spot, shot Tuesday in Atlanta. Her first name becomes a promo code.

“These guys have a great story,” she said. “They have used other news anchors around the country as spokespeople.” Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

Lauren Rowe suddenly leaves WKMG…

(from – Anchor Lauren Rowe has departed WKMG after 13 years, the station announced Thursday.

“I love journalism and I love the work I do, but my family and I need a fresh start,” Rowe told the Sentinel. “This is such an amazing community that continues to show me love and support. I have no immediate plans right now, but I’m excited to see what opportunities pop up.”

In a memo to the staff, WKMG General Manager Skip Valet explained that Rowe “had decided to step away from the anchor desk, effective immediately.”

“I have made the difficult but necessary decision to focus my full attention on my health and family. The outpouring of support I have received from all of you has been heartfelt and greatly appreciated and I will truly miss the privilege you have afforded me by inviting me into your homes each day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” – Lauren Rowe         …..Cont…..


04 2014

Lauren Rowe returns to WKMG…

(from – WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe returns Monday to her regular shift after taking a break in mid-January to seek treatment for depression.

“I’m very happy Lauren is returning to our newscasts beginning Monday,” WKMG General Manager Skip Valet said Friday. “She appreciates all of the letters and emails of support our viewers have sent to her.”

Rowe’s last day on the air was Jan. 13, and the CBS affiliate announced on Jan. 17 that she would be away….Cont….


02 2014

Lauren Rowe seeks treatment for depression…

(from – Viewers won’t be seeing WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe for a while because she is seeking treatment for depression.

In a message to co-workers released Friday afternoon, Rowe said:

“I am sending you this message because I’m going to be taking a break for a while. I have suffered from depression for many years, and with the help of my doctors, I have been able to manage it. Recently, it has become harder for me to deal with my depression. In consultation with my doctors, I have decided to step away and seek treatment. I know this is the right thing for me to do, and I appreciate your understanding and support. I will miss Local 6 and our viewers.  I look forward to returning to work soon.”

Anchor Matt Austin read the message to viewers on the 5 p.m. newscast and wished her well.

Rowe’s last time on the air was Monday. There’s no timetable for her return, which depends on what her doctors say, a WKMG spokeswoman said….Cont….


01 2014

The tumor was benign, now back to work…

(from -WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe had wonderful news for Easter: She won’t need more surgery after a tumor was removed from her thyroid last week.

“Everything is good, the tumor was benign, we’re done,” Rowe said today.

She should return to the CBS affiliate on Tuesday, and look for an update during the 6 p.m. newscast.

“I’m sure I’ll mention it and that we should be able to move forward,” Rowe said. “The scar is pretty big. We’ll talk a little bit about it.”….Cont….


04 2011