(from Jacksonville.com) – Six months after turning down an offer at First Coast News to move to the anchor spot for its 11 p.m. newscast, Joy Purdy is returning to Jacksonville’s airwaves.
WJXT TV-4 announced in a news release Friday that Purdy will join the station this month to anchor its evening newscasts at 5:30, 6:30 and 11 with longtime anchor Rob Sweeting. (Jennifer Waugh previously worked alongside Sweeting before moving to mornings in June.)
“We’ve been looking for just the right person to join Mary Baer, Tom Wills and Rob Sweeting in the evenings,” said Bob Ellis, the station’s vice president and general manager, in the news release.
For Purdy, it’s her second stint at the independent Post-Newsweek station. She worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for five years, from 1995 to 2000, before heading to Miami’s WFOR TV-4….Cont….