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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

Rowe is doing well…

(from – How is WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe doing?

She called in during the 7 o’clock news tonight to chat with fellow anchor Gaard Swanson. Rowe had surgery on Tuesday to remove a tumor from her thyroid. She went home Wednesday.

“The surgery went very well,” Rowe said. “They saw the tumor very clearly. They were able to get it out. They still have to determine whether it’s malignant or benign. We should probably know by Friday or Monday. If it’s benign, then we’re all done, and I just have this small scar and we’ll be finished. If it is malignant, they’ll have to go back in and take the rest of my thyroid. But for now, I actually feel pretty good. As you can hear, I sound pretty OK.”….Cont….


04 2011