(from OrlandoSentinel.com) – 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….